Michael Ledet "Recent Works"
April 1-29, 2016
The Hammond Regional Arts Center will feature artist Michael Ledet for the month of April. The exhibition will center on Ledet’s paintings entitled “Recent Works.”
Ledet is an acclaimed artist whose artwork can be found in such collections as the El Paso Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Louisiana Art and Science Museum. As an artist, he combines various styles and textures to create modernist images in a postmodern world. His brightly colored interiors call to mind the Fauvist painters like Henri Matisse or early compositions of Mark Rothko before he devoted himself to his signature Color Field style.
Ledet continues to incorporate a distinct group of icons such as masks, pottery vessels, palms, nude torsos and sculptures into his works. In recent years, imagined interiors have predominated his work, as he has divided his canvases into intersecting planes with chairs, rugs, tables, mirrors, artworks, and billowing drapes.
A public reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, April 8 from 5-8 p.m. On Thursday, April 12, a special lecture by Ledet will be presented as part of the Let’s Talk Art series.
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Friday, April 29
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The Hammond Regional Arts Center (HRAC) supports, promotes, and coordinates visual, performing, and literary arts in Tangipahoa Parish and surrounding parishes. Our primary mission is to enrich lives through quality arts education, develop an appreciation of the arts within individuals, and introduce the public to professional exhibitions, performances and literature.
The Hammond Regional Arts Center is supported in part by a Decentralized Arts Funding Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in cooperation with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and Louisiana State Arts Council.