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Louisiana: Backwoods and Natural Anomalies

Travel

Louisiana is strange enough as is, so it wasn’t to hard to discover the places I’m showing to you in this post. We (me + significant other + dog) traveled 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge to find the world’s largest living Bald Cypress tree and rumors of cliffs and waterfalls hidden in the woods.

Elevator Projects: Fluxswitch

Exhibitions

The local art scene in Baton Rouge is getting noticeably more exciting!

Elevator Projects is an art collective that holds “pop-up” experimental art exhibitions. It was started by a group of LSU graduate art students who saw a need for more open platforms for art in the community.

More about Elevator Projects in this article, and Facebook here. The most recent exhibition is Fluxswitch, in which I installed collaborative paper work in. Keep scrolling down for photos from the opening night.

Uncharted Territories: A Printscape

Exhibitions, News

As promised, here are photos of the art installations shown in Uncharted Territories: A Printscape, which was part of this past SGC International Printmaking Conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana. This exhibition features emerging artists in South Louisiana, working in printmaking, handmade paper art, fiber art, video, sculpture and more. Enjoy!

Papermaking Hand Paper Art Bagasse May Babcock

Paper & Printmaking Show Preview: Uncharted Territories

Exhibitions

Sneak preview! Here are some snippets of an upcoming art exhibition in New Orleans, Louisiana that I organized and am collaborating in for the SGC International Printmaking Conference. Uncharted Territories: A Printscape is a collaborative installation by a group of emerging artists in South Louisiana. The installation includes a conglomeration of large format printmaking, papermaking, fiber, video projection, sound and light.

The Latent Landscape

Exhibitions, News

It is about time that I share a few photographs of my Master’s of Fine Arts thesis show, The Latent Landscape, which took place in April 2011 at the Glassell Gallery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Art in Paper Triennal

Exhibitions
handmade paper woodcut printmaking may babcock papermaking

May Babcock, Cinclaire Study 4

YES.

My print/hand paper art was accepted into the, here it goes, 5th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial. This exhibition is juried by Jane Milosch, and sponsored by the Brodsky Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the Corcoran Center of Art + Design.

Cinclaire Study 4 was part of a series of work shown at The Latent Landscape, my MFA Thesis exhibition in April, 2011. More from that show can be seen at my website, www.maybabcock.com. It is a charcoal paper cast woodcut with charcoal drawing, string and pulp painting. Don’t ask, because my process was most likely even more complicated than summarized. Maybe that’s a future blog post. Maybe.

I did work from observational sketches of the out-of-use Cinclaire Sugar Plantation, across the river from here in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Interested in my artist statement? Click here.

Uncharted Territories: A Printscape

Exhibitions

 

Other than working at my real job and attempting to run this blog, another recent activity has been organizing an art exhibition for the upcoming SGC International Printmaking Conference, Navigating Currents. This year, it will be in New Orleans, Louisiana, and only a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from Baton Rouge.