The Gallery is Closed and will re-open August 1st, 2015
August 20, 2015 7pm - Arts and Activism Event with Mini Art Center Details TBA!
September 4 through November 1st, 2015 - House Group Exhibition Andrew Hopkins, Ben Hamburger, Loren Schwerd, Marta Maleck , Shawn Waco Opening Reception September 4, 2015 25% of proceeds to benefit TBA
Currently at The Foundation Gallery
Layla Messkoub: Botanical Explorations
Botanical Explorations: New Work by Layla Messkoub
Opening Reception: August 8, 2015 6 – 10pm
Exhibition Dates: August 8 – July 3, 2015
Gallery Location: 1109 Royal Street, New Orleans LA 70116
Hours: Open daily 10 - 6 pm, Closed Tuesdays
Contact Info: email@example.com 504-568-0955
25% of proceeds to benefit: Mini Art Center www.miniartcenter.com
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Botanical Explorations, new work by Layla Messkoub. The exhibition will open in celebration of Dirty Linen Night 2015 and will be up through August 31. 25% of proceeds from the show, as well as the gallery shop, will be donated to the Mini Art Center, a non-profit art space in Algiers Point offering affordable workshops and open studio time for the local community.
It is a rare and wondrous thing when an artist can so seamlessly convey the beauty they see in the world in a way that is as approachable as it is satisfying. Layla Messkoub’s mixed collages are delicate and intricately composed, yet have a lush, bold quality that calls upon the viewer to participate in the celebratory manner in which she sees the world. Inspired by her travels, her love of mixing traditional techniques with ones of her own devise, and her own backyard here in New Orleans, these collages capture the vibrancy of the world around us. Combining hand-printed papers, batiked fabrics, and other treasures from her travels, Messkoub creates a visual symphony of color and texture, tying it all together with hand-drawn elements and experiments in embroidery and stich-work. Whether capturing the flora and fauna of her own garden or the rolling waves of the water that surrounds us, Messkoub has put together a body of work that pulls you in and leaves you with a sense that the world can be as bright and bold as you make it.
The Foundation Gallery will host the accompanying Arts and Activism Event with the Mini Art Center on August 20th at 7pm at 1109 Royal Street. Details TBA!