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Scott Finch lives and works in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he directs the Percent for Art program for the Louisiana Division of the Arts in Office of Cultural Development.
Of this most recent collection of collages, Finch has offered this statement:
"After vacillating between making meticulous hard-edged poppy paintings (too stiff and impersonal) and improvisational automatic drawing (too flimsy and unstructured) for a long time, it recently occurred to me to drop my loosely drawn figures into the landscapes of print design.
For a few months I collaged drawings onto on all kinds of glossy packaging, but over time I became enchanted by cereal boxes. They visually explode in the store, and they are also made to be read and repetitively explored by half-awake breakfast eaters.
At first I couldn’t understand why I got such delight from seeing my personal, dreamy drawing imagery interloping amidst the hieroglyphic code of these boxes. Looking back after the fact, the project is an embarrassingly obvious retread of the main theme I repeat in all my art: it is an entreaty from a daydreamer to himself to wake up."
Scott David Finch has been an Artist Member at Baton Rouge Gallery since 2002. He’s been featured by the Critic's Choice Exhibition at the Dallas Visual Art Center, the Fleisher Art Challenge at the Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, and the Gulf South Regional Artists Exhibition at Bridge for Contemporary Art in New Orleans. His professional experience has also included faculty positions within Southeastern Louisiana University and The East Baton Rouge Parish School System as well as time as the Texas Sculpture Association's executive director.
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For more information contact Michael Eble, Curator of the Fletcher Hall Gallery at (337) 482-5318 or email@example.com.
Fletcher Hall Gallery is located in Fletcher Hall, RM 207, 412 East Lewis Street, Lafayette, LA 70504
Gallery Hours are Monday - Thursday 9:00-4:00pm and Friday 9:00-12:00pm