Mohamed Akacha

OPEN Gallery is displaying art by its first international resident, Mohamed Akacha, in a solo exhibition with over 30 works. The Tunisian-born artist has been at OPEN since February, creating art exclusively for this show. One of the first steps in his creative process is to soak in his environment. In this case, that means Louisville. “In my art, I talk about problems of society and problems of the people,” Akacha said, “[such as] unemployment, poverty, boredom. I don’t change my opinion or my technique for art. It’s similar. When I live in Paris, or I live in Louisville, or when I live in Tunisia, it’s similar. I don’t change, but the people around me change.”

THROUGH MAY 14

OPEN Gallery
2-10 p.m. | Free
2801 S. Floyd St.
615-294-6366
http://thegalleryisopen.com

About the Author

Mohamed Akacha

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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