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The Gallery at Manship Theatre is a versatile exhibition space located on the theatre's mezzanine level above the Jones Walker Foyer. This open air space is perfect for local and national professional artists to exhibit their personal collections in the Gallery located in the heart of the Shaw Center for the Arts.
The Arts in Medicine Exhibit in the Jones Walker Foyer is presented in partnership with Manship Theatre and the Baton Rouge General. This rotating exhibit gives Baton Rouge General patients and staff a place to display their art, guaranteeing consistent quality. This partnership started in 2015 and is still going strong.
Monday August 7 - Saturday October 14, 2017 - 9:00Am-5:00PM
Emily LaCour: The Inbetween in Manship Theatre Gallery Event Details
An exhibition of recent paintings that embody loss, the uncomfortable, the transcendent, the illusive, and the sacred space created between us. Her paintings are visual events that embody states between gesture sequences, binary verbs, and her own actions in paint. LaCour’s processes yield an oscillation between the figurative and abstract. Whether her paintings hold the space for one that could be there or it is recognizable in form, the presence of a pictorial figure and implied body in motion is often felt.
She often records video and works from the video stills as a way to re-perform her own memories, reanimate memory, and borrow rituals tethered to traditions of the South, Western notions of “self help,” and the woman’s body as an emotive conduit. Her most recent work stems from a collection of gesture sequence videos of women performing two verbs of their choice in sequence seven times. With the language of painting—scraping, blurring, and accumulating, an ambiguous and indistinct arrangement of action is often present. LaCour engages the gesture of the ritual, her memories and collected ones, the gesture of women’s bodies in space, the pictorially figurative, and her direct actions in paint.
LaCour’s gesture sequences are evident in both actions in paint and performance. In some of the work, the paintings themselves enact the exchange, resulting in two affected surfaces. She presses two proportionate surfaces together, transferring the markings over and over which reveals that the result of symmetry is incongruence. The painting becomes the index to the action as it becomes a tension filled expression of asymmetry and repetitive sequence.
CONTEMPORAIN, Bankston/Adams Gallery in Baton Rouge is pleased to represent the fine work of Emily LaCour.
Contemporain Gallery believes fine art is timeless and is dedicated to exploring through the creative process how art can challenge, transform, and inspire. The gallery represents a roster of emerging and mid-career artists whose works are marketed and recognized throughout the country. Paintings, Sculpture, Glass, and Works on Paper are featured by local and regional artists. Please visit the gallery, located in Baton Rouge at 1010 Nicholson Drive, Suite B. 1010Nic...Art, Retail, and Design Center.
The works in this exhibition are available, for inquiries please contact Contemporain, Bankston/Adams Gallery at 225.250.5222.
A reception in Manship Theatre Gallery for Emily LaCour: The Inbetween exhibition will be Friday August 11, 2017 6:00-8:00PM.
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Monday August 7 - Saturday October 14, 2017