Art Gallery, Happening in STL

Houska Gallery Opening Reception | Sam Meléndez & Nick Schleicher | May 17th

Join me Friday, May 17th, at Houska Gallery to celebrate the opening of their two newest exhibitions: misuri by Sam Meléndez and BAJA BLAST by Nick Schleicher. Stop by anytime from 5 pm – 8 pm to enjoy the show with us, drink some wine, and chat with the artists!

May 17th, 2024 – July 5th, 2024

Opening Reception

Friday, May 17th, 2024

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sam Meléndez | misuri

Sam Meléndez combines his love for all things vintage and bright colors from his home in Puerto Rico in his work. Evidence of his process is integral to his paintings, creating an authentic personal narrative alongside the subject he depicts. For this reason, the grit that charcoal marks leave behind and the notes he makes while sketching the pieces are important to the final compositions. “I love the combination of the raw, black and white of the charcoal and bare canvas contrasted with the super bright colors I work with.”

Meléndez lives and works in St. Louis.

Nick Schleicher | BAJA BLAST

Nick Schleicher presents BAJA BLAST, an exhibition of new paintings that trace the vulnerability of healing through uncertainty. Ultra-vibrant-shaped canvases merge and conjoin, undulating across walls and dancing through space. Wobbly edges and rhythmic movement reject the clinical austerity of minimalism in favor of an unabashed, imperfect humanness. The dynamic surfaces, layered with paint, embrace the sense of fun arising from a life filled with love.

Schleicher currently lives and works in Saint Louis, MO.

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