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Latest Works from Mary Ann Caffery and Matt Morris being showcased at BRG in August

 

 

Baton Rouge Gallery (“BRG”) is proud to showcase the latest works from two of its artist members – Mary Ann Caffery and Matt Morris – during its August exhibition. The exhibition will be on display from July 30, 2017 through August 31, 2017 with free admission during normal gallery hours (12-6 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday).

A ‘First Wednesday’ Opening Reception will be held at the gallery, located inside BREC’s historic City Park (1515 Dalrymple Drive) to celebrate the start of the exhibition on August 2, 2017 from 7 – 9 p.m. As always, ‘First Wednesday’ Opening Receptions are free and open to the public.

On Sunday, August 6, the gallery’s ARTiculate Artist Talk series will explore the inspirations, techniques and thoughts behind the works featured in the gallery this month. Each of the exhibiting artists will lead an intimate conversation, discussing their work and answering questions from those in attendance. ARTiculate begins at 4 p.m. and is also free and open to the public.

 

Mary Ann Caffery - Birdscapes

For the past 12 months, Mary Ann Caffery observed and documented the wading birds of south Louisiana, traveling all across the state to different bodies of water and coastal and marsh areas. 

"Birdscapes is an interpretation and documentation of the wading birds I have observed and photographed during the past 12 months in south Louisiana," said Mary Ann Caffery of her exhibition. "Observing for a year I got to see the cycle of life of birds, from watching them gather sticks for nests, sometimes to have the female reject the stick when it was presented to her by her mate.... However, nature, as well as life, is so random in many ways that seeing some of the birds die an untimely death makes me draw analogies with the randomness with which some people leave this earth."

Mary Ann Caffery is currently an Adjunct Faculty member in the Interior Design Department at Louisiana State University where she teaches Color Theory and Graphics. She is also artistic director of Caffery Gallery in Baton Rouge. Her work has been included in the Corning Museum's annual New Glass Review three times and is owned by museums in Japan, Germany and the US. Caffery’s mosaic work can be seen in the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and the Lafayette Regional Airport. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Morris - Circular Reasoning 

Matt Morris explores a new format as he brings his assemblage approach to large, round, and colorful photographs in his latest series, titled “Circular Reasoning.”

There is a deliberate pictorial nature to the photographs that are shot in a controlled studio environment with found objects, original paintings, and projected images. Plastic figures, garage sale finds, and discarded objects are rescued, re-purposed, and staged with the artist’s images of architecture and scenes collected from abroad. The tableaux he creates are meant to inspire reflection on our culture and our relationship to the environment.

Matt Morris is a mixed media artist who trained in photography and painting for his MFA in San Diego. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, Paris, and Hamburg, Germany. Morris currently teaches digital photography at Baton Rouge Community College.

 

If you would like more information on this exhibition or other programming and events at Baton Rouge Gallery, please contact us at 225.383.1470.