Gallery

Step Into the Mind of Demond

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The collage serves as a treasure map of sorts

Known for his colorful and detailed mixed media collages, Demond Matsuo leaves hints to his thoughts through the complex design of his pieces.  “To understand you must look closely”. Rich golds, raw sketches, and vibrant hues are woven together with images and materials seamlessly.  Demond’s Japanese-inspired figures highlight ancient history while maintaining beauty amid powerful chaos. 

Demond visited the gallery to film an interview for LPB’s Art Rocks!, a weekly series, hosted by James Fox-Smith, that spotlights artists, performance, culture, literature, history and the impact of art in our world. Visit lpb.org/artrocks for more information.

To see Demond’s full inventory, visit annconnelly.com

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Michael Buscemi in New Orleans

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One of our exclusive designers, Gerrie Bremermann located on Magazine St. in New Orleans, is featuring Ann Connelly Artist Michael Buscemi in this months “Art and Design New Orleans”.

Michel Buscemi was born in upstate New York. As a young child Michael traveled all around the country with his family. In 1986 they made their home in San Francisco bay area. For the past 12 years Michael has been living and working in the studio environment creating and developing a body of work as well as the distinguished style.
Independent film maker Peter Miller, made a documentary about Michael’s studio and his work in progress. Film documented the creation of an amazing large scale oil painting titled “The Sun & The Moon”.

Buscemi has been helping bay area artists unite by curating several art shows. Artist believes that the strength is in unity.

Michael’s work has become part of collections throughout the Bay Area, New York and Europe. He has also done several monumental size commissioned murals in USA and Europe.

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Demond at the Gallery at Manship Theater

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Join us this month at the Gallery at the Manship Theater located in the Shaw Center for the Arts
for a retrospective of the work of Demond Matsuo. Demond has been with Ann Connelly Fine Art
for 6 years and has grown and developed into an outstanding artist of originality and merit.
Help us celebrate his opening on January 24th at the Gallery at Manship Theater from 6-8.

“The moment I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they are in each other all along.
—Jalal ad-Din Rumi

This poem is how I think of my work. I search the world through seas of papers and inspirations, trying to arrive at a conclusion, a synthesis. The collage serves as a treasure map of sorts, an alchemical illustration pulling you through to understanding my overall meaning. In love we succumb to the new self that arises from the other. This is how I want you to think of my work. To understand you must look closely. There I leave you hints to my thoughts.”

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