Made in America

This Friday at the Roll Up Gallery in San Francisco will present Matthew Henri's solo exhibition of new works entitled Made in America.  Using his unique silkscreen method "Henri will present portraits of bank robbers and wanted posters, prostitutes of the Barbary Coast in San Francisco’s now defunct red light district, old whiskey bottles, railroad ties, public hangings, along with other haunting ephemeral nostalgia. By digging further than most, culling and obtaining imagery from obscure books and libraries, with exhaustive research, and artifacts such as nudie playing cards found at seedy liquor stores on the outskirts of the Las Vegas desert, Henri has created an extremely visceral and heartbreaking portrait of an American landscape...." Made in America will be on view from April 13 to April 29 at Roll Up Gallery, 161 Erie Street, San Francisco.