The Department of Special Collections presents a photo exhibit from a selection of Frenal Mezilas paintings, now through November 30, 2016.
Mezilas was born in Haiti and studied at the Ecole Nationale des Arts (ENARTS). He now teaches painting, drawing and pottery in New York. His works, whether realistic, surreal, abstract, or cubist, represent Haitian culture and history, and his award-winning paintings have been exhibited in art galleries in Haiti, Mexico and the United States.
“Mezilas is an introspective, intriguing and beautiful artist,” said Assistant Dean for Special Collections Geri Solomon. “His work will make you think.”
An opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Friday, October 14, 3-5 p.m. on the 10th floor of the Axinn Library, located on Hofstra’s South Campus. The opening reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. Please note that the 10th floor of the Axinn Library will be closed for renovations the week of October 17. For more information on this exhibit, please call (516) 463-6411 or visit the Hofstra University website at hofstra.edu/specialcollections.
Top image: Frenal Mezilas: The Market, Courtesy of the artist