Beginning on Oct 7, Baton Rouge Gallery will feature the work of three of its Artist Members: Mary Ann Caffery, Chris Johns and Hunter Roth. The show juxtaposes three very different artists mixing stained glass, sculpture, collages and 3D images all under one roof. The show will run through Oct 29.
A First Wednesday Opening Reception for these three Artist Members and their exciting work will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Chris Johns has been a Baton Rouge Gallery Artist Member since 2004. After living in New York, Johns was offered a position at Louisiana State University teaching painting and drawing, where is currently a Professor of Art. Johns’ work has been included in many group and solo exhibitions. Notable group exhibitions include Southern Abstraction (curated by Peter Frank), Abstraction in Louisiana as well as shows at the Jan Cicero Gallery, the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in New York City. In 1999, he was an artist in residence at the David and Julia White Artists Colony in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica and in 1986 he was a Fellow at the Vermont Studio Colony.
Recent Works, Johns’ October exhibition features collages and paintings that play photography against the process of drawing. His always imposing compositions are open yet moody and always inspire the viewer to delve into their own interpretations of the pieces. The open ended relationships between unlike objects and people create memorable experiences.