Current Exhibitions

A World of Dreams: Landscapes by Tula Telfair 
January 10 - March 15 | Main Galleries 

Tula Telfair paints monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that act as windows into another world - a dream world - where everything seems familiar yet remains beyond grasp. Drawing upon the long tradition of landscape painting from the backdrops of the Renaissance through the Romanticism of the nineteenth century, Tula Telfair presents a thoroughly contemporary perspective upon an archaic art form. Instead of documenting actual sites, Telfair combines invented images with a variety of formal painterly techniques to achieve highly convincing yet fictitious illusions that invite contemplation upon the relationship between humankind and the environment.

This exhibition is made possible in part by a Local Project Assistance Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, funded by the East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President and Metro Council

Tula Telfair, Civilization Could Not Do Without It, 2014, oil on canvas, 75 x 100. © Tula Telfair, courtesy of Forum Gallery, New York.

Tula Telfair, The Structured Meaning of Depth and Desire , 2014, oil on canvas, 72 x 100. © Tula Telfair, courtesy of Forum Gallery, New York.

Tula Telfair, Rehashing Mythology, 2014, oil on canvas, 65 x 96. © Tula Telfair, courtesy of Forum Gallery, New York.


Manchac: In the Wake of North Pass
An Installation by Megan Singleton
January 10 - March 15 | Soupcon Gallery

Manchac: In the Wake of North Pass explores the destructive beauty and complex role of invasive aquatic plants upon the fragile ecology of Louisiana's bayous. Singleton researched the state's waterways and traveled by canoe to collect the Water Hyacinth and Alligator Weed that she transformed, first into paper and then into evocative pulp paintings and sculptural works. A video comprised of over 500 still photographs of water and a large-format handmade book provide further insight into the artist's process. A native of St. Louis, Singleton received her MFA in sculpture from LSU in 2012.

Megan Singleton, Eight Thousand Daughters Woven into Bayou Braids (installation view), 2014, handmade paper of Water Hyacinth and Alligator Weed, wire, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist

Megan Singleton, Swamp Lilies (detail), 2013, handmade paper made of Water Hyacinth and Abaca, string, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist.

Megan Singleton, Eight Thousand Daughters Woven into Bayou Braids (installation view), 2014, handmade paper of Water Hyacinth and Alligator Weed, wire, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist.

Capitol City Contemporary 
October 22 - February 15, 2015

Capitol City Contemporary is the first in a series of exhibitions to honor local and regional artists who are contributing to the vitality of the state's current art scene. This first display spotlights recent two-dimensional abstract work made by twelve Baton Rouge artists: Billie Bourgeois, Susan Bonfils, Van Wade Day, Paul Dean, Rosemary Goodell, Randell Henry, Kathleen Lemoine, George Marks, Jacqueline Dee Parker, Edward Pramuk, Robert Rector, and Steve Schmidt. 

Ed Pramuk, Spring: Green Shelter, Purple Shade, Lake, Sun, 2014, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist.

The Show Window
October 22 - March 1, 2015 

LASM has partnered with Elevator Projects to recognize the work of emerging local talent. The storefront-style window at the northern end of LASM's building features an installation by John Gray. Viewed from outside the museum, Gray's artwork makes an effective use of digital technology to create an engaging, interactive art piece. 

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Brilliant Solutions: Glasgow Middle School's Talented Art Students 
February 21 - March 22

Students from Glasgow Middle School's Talented Art Program, under the instruction of Geeta Dave, transformed thousands of coffee stir sticks into a whimsical exhibition that will soon be on view. The Louisiana Art & Science Museum values the importance of creativity for the development of young minds. The sticks were donated to the school by the Art & Science Museum last summer at the close of Jonathan Brilliant's installation titled The Red Stick Piece, composed of nearly 50,000 sticks held together by tension. 

Jonathan Brilliant, To Weave. To Stack. To Stain. Artspace, Raleigh, NC, 2012.