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Monday - Saturday, 11am – 4pm
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August 23 - December 7

Demond Melancon

AS ANY MEANS ARE NECESSARY

August 23 - December 7

Demond Melancon

AS ANY MEANS ARE NECESSARY

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is proud to announce the first solo museum exhibition of innovative artist Demond Melancon.

Demond Melancon (b. 1978) works solely with a needle and thread to sew glass beads onto canvas.  He began this practice in 1992 when he first became part of a more than 200-year-old culture known as the Black Masking Culture of New Orleans. Big Chief Demond Melancon is well known for creating massive Suits as a Black Masker.  His Suits are sculptural forms based on the size of his body which are composed of intricate, hand-sewn beadwork revealing a collective visual narrative.  In 2017, Melancon pioneered an emerging contemporary art practice using the same beading techniques he’s been refining over the past 30 years in the Black Masking Culture.

As Any Means Are Necessary will debut a host of new work, including a completely new type of art object in Melancon’s practice. 

Demond Melancon’s website is demondmelancon.com

Demond Melancon

AS ANY MEANS ARE NECESSARY

August 23 - December 7
Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday - Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open Thursdays until 7pm
843.953.4422


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