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The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is happy to host HORIZON; Recent work by Adrianna Speer. Her work focuses on the concept of the horizon, and how we relate to it as a concept and physical, albeit unreachable, place.
"The work I am sharing with you today are from an on-going body of work titled Horizon. My paintings are inspired by landscape and natural phenomena. I see the horizon line as an active character in the landscape and in my compositions. In my work, the horizon line acts as a grounding device and pivot point for the other shapes. I also see the horizon line as paradox of natural phenomena. It is perceived as a real place in real space in real time but it’s an unreachable destination. It has become a metaphor for longing. I make paintings that incorporate a series symbolic shapes and forms into fictional landscapes. My symbols reference natural formations, phenomena, and structural ruins. Emphasized by repetition, mirrored imaging, and gestural mark making, my symbols become different characters which serve their own narrative in each work. Color gradients and transitioning textures are manifestations of passing time and organic matter. I hope to convey feelings of longing, desire, and mystery." - Adrianna
Adrianna Speer is an artist living in New Orleans, Louisiana. Adrianna received her BFA from Louisiana State University in Painting and Drawing and has recently received her MFA from Louisiana Tech University in Studio Art. Speer was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistantship in 2014 and was an Instructor of Record teaching at Louisiana Tech University. She taught Foundations Art at Belvoir Terrace, an all-girls visual and performing arts camp in Lenox, Massachusetts in the summer of 2016. Speer’s work has been exhibited nationally in venues such as Site:Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York, Verum Ultimum Gallery, in Portland, Oregon. In 2013, she attended the Artist in Residence Program at Burren College of Art, in Ballyvaughan, Ireland, and the Artist in Residence Program at Atelier de la Rose, in Montcabrier, France.
The body of work will be on display in our Firehouse Gallery from July 3rd to July 27th, 2017. The artist will be present for a reception on Friday, July 14th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
The gallery is always free and open to the public. This event is family friendly. Refreshments will be served during the reception.
Email Firehouse Gallery Curator, Kelsey Livingston, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225.344.8558 Ext. 223.