Gallery Openings and Events

HESI Collectiv Presents HESI Art Haus

Photo courtesy of HESI Collectiv.

Photo courtesy of HESI Collectiv.

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Event: Saturday, April 23 from 11am to 6pm

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HESI Collectiv presents its premiere fine art and fashion collection at HESI Art Haus in Washington, DC. HESI Art Haus will run for one evening on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 11:00am-6:00pm with a short artist chat at 12:00pm. The event will be held at 1741 Johnson Avenue NW. Attendees should expect to see a blend of mixed media artworks, artfully curated custom garments, music and light libations.

Featured in the show is HESI’s founder Kyle Douglas, affectionately known as “Steelo Blk”. Many of his works are mainstream disruptive inspired pieces which employ bold color and form to demonstrate his interpretation of cultural and ethical relationships.

HESI aims to shine a light on the importance of authenticity by using art as a vehicle to motivate youth to be themselves and affirm those around them. “All good things come to those that stay true. We are not monolithic. My art is not only How I [Eye] See It [HESI], but what it makes others see”, Douglas says. In Salty Season, a piece featured in the HESI Art Haus show, Douglas explores unconventional collage techniques and texture to represent the media driven labels leaned on our youth.

About HESI Collectiv
New York native and DC painter, innovator and entrepreneur, Kyle Douglas earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design from Howard University. Douglas’ work has been featured in several national galleries, RAW Artists DC, and numerous private collections. His creativity, zeal for the arts and passion to impact his generation stemmed from a young age and still acts as a source of inspiration to his unique style.

The event will be held at 1741 Johnson Avenue NW. For additional information, visit www.hesicollectiv.com.