April 10 6 - 10pm ETCHYNPÜFE OPENING
Group Exhibition curated and printed by What Editions Andrew Schrock, Hugo Girl, Sarrah Danziger, Spring Sandstorm 25% of proceeds to benefit The New Orleans Community Print Shop Youth Program
April 16 6 - 10pm Low Road Art Walk
May 14 6 - 10pm Arts and Activism Event/ Low Road Art Walk Curatorial talk with Cora Lautze and Julian Wellisz followed by a presentation from the Nola Community Print Shop and a hydroform demonstration from exhibiting artist Andrew Schrock
Haiku with Abandoned Ghosts: Demond Matsuo
March 7 through April 4, 2015
Opening Reception March 7, 2015 6 - 10pm
25% of proceeds to benefit
Press Release February 12, 2015
Haiku with Abandoned Ghosts: New Work by Demond Matsuo
Exhibition Dates: March 7 – April 4, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2015 6 – 10 pm
Exhibiting Artists: Demond Matsuo
Gallery Location: 1109 Royal Street, New Orleans LA 70116
Hours: Open daily 10 - 6 pm, Closed Tuesdays
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org 504-568-0955
25% of proceeds to benefit: Stomp the Violence
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Haiku with Abandoned Ghosts: New Work by Demond Matsuo. The exhibition will be on view from March 7 – April 4, 2015. An opening reception will be held Saturday, March 7th from 6 - 10pm. 25% of proceeds from the show, as well as the gallery shop, will be donated to local non-profit Stomp the Violence.
Demond Matsuo is a traveler, a collector of images, an artist whose practice appears as vital as any other function of his being. In his own words “I search the world through seas of papers and inspirations, trying to arrive at a conclusion, a synthesis. The collage serves as a treasure map of sorts, an alchemical illustration pulling you through to understanding my overall meaning.” What you are pulled up through is multilayered Japanese-inspired figures, thick with saturated color and detail. The images echo centuries of ancient history and still vibrate with the ever-present sense that power is a volatile, complex force that can wrap us up in violence, as easily as it can inspire. In his approach to the work, the artist sites the poet Rumi, “Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they are in each other all along.” The collected images and materials in these works are so seamlessly woven together that seem not only essential to one another, but infatuated with one another as well. It is the artist, the individual that can harness this power for beauty, for hope. Matsuo’s work is a love song to unity through complexity and the result is astounding.
By working with local non-profit Stomp the Violence, The Heymann Foundation and The Foundation Gallery, hope to promote the idea that youth engagement through the arts has the potential to curb violence in our community through education and access to new resources and opportunity.
The gallery will host the second event of an ongoing Arts and Activism series on March 21st at 4pm. The event will include a talk with exhibiting artist Demond Matsuo and a presentation and performance from local non-profit Stomp the Violence. All proceeds from the exhibition and event to benefit Stomp the Violence.