The Gallery at Atelier 1205 presents Meena Matocha: "We Shake With Joy, We Shake With Grief" opening reception

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"We Shake With Joy, We Shake With Grief: The Charcoal Paintings of Meena Matocha" opening reception
Photo by Meena Matocha

In the exhibition, “We Shake With Joy, We Shake With Grief,”  Meena Matocha paints with charcoal, ashes, soil and wax to create pieces which capture the uncomfortable tension between joy and grief, life and death, and the eternal and temporal - these opposites which exist in the same breath, within the same body. Matocha’s new work is not only an expression of her own personal grief, but she has also created each piece as something of an icon to point the viewer toward this same tension which is common to all of humanity.  She uses a combination of abstract expressionism and classical realism to create her life size black and white pieces, a mixture of portraits, figures and swaths of charcoal, ashes and soil.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 4.

Event Details



Atelier 1205
1205 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702


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Admission is free.