Redbud Gallery presents Michael Meads: "Der Liebestod and Other Drawings" opening reception
Der Liebestod is one in a series of massive graphite drawings - The Crescent City Opera Cycle - executed in Abiquiu after Hurricane Katrina. In these drawings, Michael Meads creates a magical world where valkyries and Roman gods mingle with frat boys and firemen. Plague doctors and Pulcinella roam the streets of the Vieux Carré, and winged putti struggle to support the crumbling edifices of historic architecture. With a masterful hand, Meads creates a graphite opera where each work is a complex visual libretto.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through October 1.