Surreal Salon 5 - An Exhibition of 43 Pop-Surrealist/Lowbrow Artists from 18 States
Presented by Baton Rouge Gallery center for contemporary art (BRGCCA), Surreal Salon 5 once again engaged audiences in a multi-sensory art experience like no other in the region by shedding light on the growing popularity and exceptional quality of the pop-surrealist/lowbrow movement.
This exhibition took place January 2 - 31, 2013 featuring works from 43 artists representing 18 states.
On Saturday, January 26, 2013, BRGCCA hosted The Fifth Annual Surreal Salon Soiree, a costumed soiree in honor of Surreal Salon 5. An exciting evening of visual art, live musical performances, surrealist games and costumed attendees, the event was be held at BRGCCA inside BREC’s historic City Park (1515 Dalrymple Dr.).
The Surreal Salon Soiree featured entertainment from The New Orleans Bingo! Show ("A ludicrous amalgamation of rock and bingo led by showmen with facepaint and a theremin..." ~The Chicago Tribune) and local electronic musician Matt.Cee. The Elevator Projects constructed a one-of-a-kind outdoor installation for the event and Of Moving Colors performed as guests arrived.
The exhibition’s juror selected David Ball's "Transmission" as “Best in Show” and it will be displayed in a full-page ad in the April, 2013 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine!
This program is made possible in part by a Local Project Assistance Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, funded by the Mayor-President and Baton Rouge Metro Council.
SPECIAL GUEST JUROR - N.C. Winters
The Special Guest Juror for Surreal Salon 5 is artist N.C. Winters.
A child of the 80s - fueled by cartoons, MTV, and illustration - N.C. Winters is a painter and illustrator. He's spent most of his life under a blazing sun, first in Phoenix and now in southern California, and it shows in the brilliant colors and rich tones of his work. Focusing mostly on the figure--both its delicate beauty and abrasive toughness--he works in a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic, and plain old pen and ink on paper. Some people say his work reminds them of tattoos; others say he fits in with skateboard and surf culture. But N.C. is just trying to let the pictures in his head out into the world and figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He currently lives and works in Carlsbad, CA.
More of Winters' work can be found at www.ncwinters.com.
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