Amiro Art & Found Gallery presents New Orleans artist Matteo Neivert’s “Roots,” a new solo exhibition of paintings exploring plants, evolution, objects, ocean, Earth and its elements – both real and imaginary. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled during Art Walk from 5-9 p.m., Friday, October 3, at 9C Aviles Street in downtown Saint Augustine.
Neivert, a self-described “magical realist,” is inspired by the strength and fragility of nature. His paintings in “Roots” range from the serene – a series of haunting landscapes of icebergs adrift in the ocean at dusk – 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.