HOUSTON ARTIST USES UPSIDE DOWN MEANINGS IN SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS EXHIBIT
'SAMSON'S SONG' A Series by Artist LAMONTE' FRENCH
Houston, TX - With Artist LaMonte French everything is not as it seems. On November 22nd the native Houstonian unveils his neo-expressionism exhibit, Samson's Song at Winston Contemporary Art. The month long exhibit includes an artist talk and private dinner. Samson's Song, isa nod to the legendary Israelite warrior, Samson.
French says Samson was a walking contradiction and nothing with him was as it seemed. French uses that same vibe in his textured, colorful works. " Samson was handsome, charismatic yet he was a contradition because he was flesh.These works give beauty as well as allure to tangible hands, non-the-less the core of Samson is human and tainted." says French.
French describes Samson's Songas Simplistic/Complexity. This complexity of work turns our view of art upside down. "My art depicts a soul of many moons. History, past and present, seasoned with a little aggression, held together with a roux of compassion. I call it a "Simplistic Complexity". Matching colors to words and layering canvases with raw materials and content".
Samson's Song runs November 22, 2019 through December 31, 2019
Join us for the Opening Reception
Friday, November 22, 2019, 7PM- 10PM
2426 Bartlett, Ste D, Houston, TX 77098
*ARTIST TALK ON NOVEMBER 30TH FROM 5-7 PM ALSO AT WCA.
Winston Contemporary Art is located at 2426 Bartlett, Ste D, Houston, Texas. Hours are Tuesday, Appointment Only, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM–3PM, Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, visit WCAHOUSTON.COM or call 832.380.4421.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
"I'm just a creole kid from Houston" says LaMontè French a self-taught abstract-expressionist artist,born and raised in Houston, Texas. His name, being a true testament of his passion to mix history of past(him being of Creole & German descent) and concrete present. "LaMontè" being his birth given middle name and "French" standing as the torch to pay homage to his Creole grandmother. "I feel as individuals in this world, we must utilize every entity given to us, that is our right as human beings".
French moved from Houston at age 9 to Ann Arbor. MI, a place he calls a melting pot of diversity.
"Throughout my life, the many travels and experiences I have been allotted, Art and the actual euphoria and process of creating, has always been a sanctuary for my true self".
French would eventually come back to Houston as a teen and go on to New Mexico State University on an athletic scholarship. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 2004.
His works have been shown in numerous galleries. This is his first show at Winston Contemporary Art.