Please join us for an exciting evening launching national artist and MCAD alum Richard Merchan for the micro-gallery at Habitation Furnishing + Design located off of Excelsior Blvd in St. Louis Park, MN.
When: Wednesday, May 22nd (6-8pm)
Where: Habitation Furnishing and Design www.habitationdesign.com
4317 Excelsior Blvd / St.Louis Park / MN / 55416
Complimentary wine will be served.
Public is welcomed and please bring any art lovers as your plus one, two, three....
Please RSVP on our website www.artgirlsmpls.com
Gallery will run for 12 weeks.
+ Merchán was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela, a small town centered around a majestic lake rich with oil reserves. While Merchán suggests that he was “not yet an artist” and had “not yet begun to truly observe,” the sense memories of his youth provided a foundation on which he would later draw. Both the beauty (broad horizons, lush palms) and the decay (oil fires on the lake, beaches soaked with spills) would inspire tensions to be reconciled throughout his career.
At age 14, Merchán and his family relocated to Miami, which would prove the gateway to the young artist’s self-discovery. To this day, Merchán considers himself very much an American, steeped in the pop culture of his adopted land though viewed through an immigrant’s lens.
Ripe with ideas, Merchán sought the tools with which to express himself. In 1976, he enrolled in the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The rest is history. Please check out his work at richardmerchan.com