From Amiro Arts & Found
Amiro ArtÂ & Found Gallery presents New Orleans artist Matteo Neivertâ€™s â€œRoots,â€ a new solo exhibition of paintings exploring plants, evolution, objects, ocean, Earth and its elements â€”Â both real and imaginary.
The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled fromÂ 5Â toÂ 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3Â during the First Friday Artwalk at Amiro,9C Aviles St., inÂ downtown St. Augustine.
Neivert, a self-described â€œmagical realist,â€ is inspired by the strength and fragility of nature. His paintings in â€œRootsâ€ range from the serene â€”Â a series of haunting landscapes of icebergs adrift in the ocean at dusk â€”Â to the whimsical with a study of exotic seashells skimming the sky.
Neivert is art director at Maloney Productions and an adjunct assistant professor at Tulane University. His work has been exhibited at the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco, I-20 Gallery in New York City and the Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery in Jacksonville, Fla.
â€œRootsâ€ will run through the month of October at Amiro Art and Found Gallery, which is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.Â For more information, go toÂ www.amiroartandfound.com