Fresh A. I. R. Gallery for immediate release: contact: Myken Lint



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Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Myken Lint,

June 5, 2008 Public Affairs Coordinator


614.225.0985 ext. 1206 or lintm@southeastinc.com

*Digital images available upon request*


Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Revelations in Recovery

by

MATT MASCARO

June 18, 2008 - July 18, 2008

 

Columbus, OH -- Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Revelations in Recovery the multimedia exhibition at the gallery featuring the work of Matt Mascaro. An opening reception with the artist will take place on Wednesday June 18, 2008 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. A gallery hop reception will take place on Saturday July 5, 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery. Both receptions are free and open to the public. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is located at 131 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43215.  Please call 614-225-0980 for more information.


Matt Mascaro is a multi-media artist residing in Los Angeles, presently located in Columbus (43215) for the graduate MFA program at The Ohio State University. Matt works primarily in film and video. The current focus of Goodbye Pork Pie Hat is a retrospective on Matt's artwork in his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and depression. This will be a multimedia exhibition including narrative video, documentary video, still photography and photographic sculpture.

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Matt Mascaro moved to Los Angeles in 1998 in pursuit of sobriety and music with his punk band The Pinks, and the traditional idioms of the movement, and eventually became obsessed with visual media in film and photography, and their social and cultural ramifications. Beginning with photographic studies in portraiture of people in his neighborhood; transvestite prostitutes, exotic dancers, clowns, etc. he graduated in to videography.
As a photographer/videographer Matt has enjoyed successful exhibitions in and around Los Angeles and San Francisco. His work has been published by RotoVision Press and has been collected by Hollywood's heavyweight producer Laurence Mark, Warhol litho dealer Richard Wolfryd, among others.
Matt's sobriety date is June 9, 1998.
For an interview with the artist or for more information on Matt Mascaro please contact Myken Lint, Public Affairs Coordinator at 614-225-0980 or lintm@southeastinc.com.

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery’s mission is to exhibit the works of individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Through art, we work to break down the stigma of mental illness by bringing focus to the artistic vision. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is operated by Southeast Inc. Southeast Inc. is a comprehensive provider of mental health, chemical dependency, physical healthcare and homeless services that has been serving Columbus and Franklin County since 1978. Telephone number is (614) 225-0980 or Fax (614) 225-0986 or visit http://www.southeastinc.com/fresh_air.php




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