Gallery OonH Presents Dapper Bruce Lafitte and Kasse Andrews-Weller Stitched Together

T-Shirt Messages, 21×27, Ceramic, repurposed parquet flooring, wood, embroidery thread and markers. Courtesy of Gallery OonH.
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Reception: Friday, August 10 from 7pm to 9pm
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Kasse Andrews-Weller shapes and stitches clay into familiar 2-dimensional quilts. Dapper Bruce Lafitte creates “quilt-like” drawings using colored markers on paper. Their collaboration stitches together their individual visions, each strongly linked to their ties to memories and traditions of their childhood.

Lafitte and Andrews-Weller’s collaborative exhibition will feature works on wood, paper and ceramics that blend and complement each artist’s style in rhythmic repetitions.

About andrews-Weller: Kasse is an award-winning Nationally recognized artist living and working in WDC. Her work is inspired by her early rural Southern roots. Kasse’s affinity for clay began with the Georgia red clay that surrounded her. She also grew up loving embroidery and cherishing handmade quilts especially crazy quilts. Self taught, outsider, primitive and anonymous art, quilts and found objects have inspired her creative process.

About Dapper Bruce Lafitte: In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that destroyed his childhood surroundings, Bruce changed his name to Dapper Bruce Lafitte. This name change reflected his desire to preserve some sense of his lost community. It was then that he began to visually express the culture of the African American heritage of his cherished city. His first drawings depicted this spirit of the City as demonstrated by the local high school marching bands in the Mardi Gras parades. dapper bruce’s work at the Los Angeles Contemporary sold out in a record two hours.

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday – Friday: 3:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday by appointment.

Gallery OonH is located at 1354 H St. NE.