Brian Guidry: Parallel Earth

Arthur Roger Gallery

434 Julia St.

October 5- October 26, 2019

Brian Guidry

Fall Spectre
2019
Acrylic and glaire and on canvas
19 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches
 

Press Release

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present Parallel Earth, an exhibition of paintings by Brian Guidry. The
exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger@434, located at 434 Julia Street, from October 5–6, 2010. The
gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance on Saturday, October 5 from 6–9 pm, in
conjunction with Art for Arts’ Sake.

Parallel Earth is Brian Guidry’s second exhibition with the gallery and
features large and small-scale paintings with reoccurring themes of
technology and the manipulation of nature. Guidry synthesizes color,
sound, and texture to create “digitized” or “dissolved landscapes,”
which range visually from compressed lines of color to abstract
eruptions. He describes a few of the natural references found within
his work as “the optical and aural effects of purling water, the
cross-section of sediment and the droning oscillations of summer
cicadas.”
Guidry uses a specific color palette sampled from a variety of natural
sources, such as reflections in water, storm clouds, sugar cane, and
foliage. Rigorously matched colors are blended on-site before being
produced in larger quantities in the studio. The injection of these
"natural" colors into geometric planes and constructions creates
shapes and voids suggestive of portals or slips in time, leading the
viewer over the precipice of the normal, into the magical realism of
the uncanny, peculiar and quantum.

Brian Guidry was born in New Iberia, LA in 1968. He received his
B.F.A. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and his M.F.A. in
Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. His work has been
exhibited nationally and internationally. Most recently his painting Absolute Zero – Lee Circle was acquired for the
permanent collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art and was featured in the exhibition, NEW at NOMA: Recent
Acquisitions in Modern and Contemporary Art. Other selected exhibitions include The Bronx Museum, NY; Gana Art
Space, Seoul, Korea; the Odgen Museum of Southern Art, and the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, LA; and
the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. Guidry’s work has been featured and discussed in Time Out
Chicago, ArtForum, The Times-Picayune, Gambit Weekly, Pelican Bomb, The New York Times, and New American
Paintings. His work is in the collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art; The Odgen Museum of Southern Art, New
Orleans, LA; National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan; New York Public Library, New York, NY; Pratt Institute
Library, Brooklyn, NY; and the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, LA. Guidry lives and works in
Louisiana.

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