Hooks-Epstein Galleries presents Bernard Mattox: "The Archaeology of Solitude" and Masaru Takiguchi: "Carved Memories" opening reception
Hooks-Epstein Galleries will present Bernard Mattox’s "The Archaeology of Solitude," an exhibition of mixed media work, and Masaru Takiguchi’s "Carved Memories," an exhibition of wood and stone sculpture.
Bernard Mattox’s body of work includes his latest in the series "The Archaeology of Solitude." Although solitude is not the direct theme of the work, it is the guiding principle—the result of Mattox having lived the last twenty-seven years in the deep woods, about forty miles from New Orleans, where he was born. Mattox considers himself more archaeologist than artist, excavating memories, dreams, and imagery from his mind. His work contains symbols and themes that reflect a very personal experience in a subtle, yet intentional and archetypal way.
In "Carved Memories," Masaru Takiguchi’s sculptures take both, organic and geometric forms. Takiguchi’s inspiration comes from nature and the world around him, where he has learned principles such as: balance and rhythm, the organic growth of life, attraction and repulsion, and harmony and contrast. Takiguchi seeks to embody the very essence of nature’s forms into his abstract sculptures with a play on smooth and textured surfaces—the form of air, water, or light; the feeling of the wind or a breeze; or the curve of the earth, moon, and sun.