About this Exhibition

De la musique jusqu’au silence (From music to mutism) by Samuel Luxama is an homage to the elders of the Francophone music scene from the 70s. The series of three-dimensional mixed media works reflects on the power of lyrics and rhythms that remain despite the disappearance of the great musicians who created them. It engages with the subjects of music, language, and the expression of the soul, with the idea that every spoken word is a symphony.

For this collection of works, Luxama used a variety of materials (clay, wood, iron, paper, copper) and processes and arranged familiar visual elements into new conceptually layered pieces.

About Samuel Luxama

Samuel Luxama was born in Haïti. At a very young age, he developed a passion for drawing. As he grew older, he developed ideas for painting, sculpturing, assemblage, body painting, jewelry making, and decoration, and became particularly interested in mixing different media together. The originality of Luxama’s work primarily comes from his singular use of the color “black” in his three-dimensional assemblage and mixed media works.

Samuel has participated in many group exhibitions and solo shows in Haïti, Dominican Republic, and the United States. His last solo exhibit was presented in Malden, MA in April 2015.

Above: L'Instrumental, 2015. Metal, wood, sintofer mastic and acrylic on canvas, 20"x30".


Gallery Hours

Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday by appointment
Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Celebrating Le Mois de la Francophonie

This event is presented as part of le Mois de la francophonie.

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Our art exhibition program showcases local and international artists whose work has a connection with French and Francophone culture.

Whether you draw your inspiration from an artistic movement, a specific artist, a subject or a technique, you can submit your work for an opportunity to present your art to the public in our elegant brownstone's gallery in the heart of Back Bay, for month-long exhibitions from September through June.

Artists and projects are selected by a committee of art professionals, artists and art connoisseurs who meet twice a year. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

To submit your work please refer to the Call for Artists in which you will find a detailed description of requirements and conditions.

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