Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, is featuring four bodies of work in September by some of its most popular artist members: Leanne McClurg Cambric, Kathryn Hunter, Katherine Scherer and Michaelene Walsh.
The exhibits will run through Thursday, Sept. 27. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is free.
In the exhibit, Found Waiting, ceramist Cambric continues to employ her artworks as vehicles for communication, conveying a certain truth about her experiences as human so that the user and the artist can find connection with each other through a functional vessel. Her pots are made from an autobiographical stance about longing and survival, using narrative imagery as a way to express contrasting emotions about resilience and grief, appetite and fulfillment.
Cambric received her bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota and her master of fine arts degree from LSU. During the past five years, her professional teaching experience has included LSU, Baton Rouge Community College and Southern University. She also is the owner and manager of Red Hot Center for Clay in Baton Rouge.
Hunter comments visually on the animal/human relationship to water with her aptly titled exhibition, Water. From the interaction and interference with water to the love, need, fear and disregard of it, she uses printmaking, paper cutting and mixed media to reflect on the patterning of life, interdependence, autonomy and the narrative between the animal and human worlds.
Hunter earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking from Montana State University and her master of fine arts degree in printmaking from LSU. She also is a member of Amalgamated Printers’ Association and Ladies of Letterpress, and also is well-known for her custom letterpress business, Blackbird Letterpress.
Two journeys into the heart of Old Mexico serve as the backdrop for photographer Scherer’s latest body of work, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Having never traveled to Mexico, she found herself charmed by the city of San Miguel and staying at its oldest former bordello, known as Casa de la Noche, now a guesthouse. The photographs that resulted from her seven-day trip show the burnt façades and friendly faces around her.
“Brick red, sunflower yellow and cobalt blue resonated in the walls, fabrics, and elements. I was grateful to have had the introduction to a new land and relished the thought of returning one day, which happened sooner than anticipated,” according to Scherer. A second trip to San Miguel during the annual Day of the Dead festivities produced additional works included in this exhibition.
Scherer is acting director of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.
In Walsh’s latest exhibition, Kin and Kind, she examines the empathy that she herself experiences upon contemplating that we exist in relationships and her own reactions to being “in relation to.”
“Often, within Art,” Walsh contends, “relationships between objects shift and coalesce in such a way that something fresh or exciting is felt; what once felt common suddenly feels uncommon, what initially appeared ordinary strangely moves us. It is that small moment of insight that can, perhaps, be held onto as memorable.”
Walsh is an associate professor of art at LSU.
For more information, call (225) 383-1470 or visit http:// www.batonrougegallery.org.
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