For immediate release:
April 1, 2013

Gallerie Noir is pleased to announce its April show, featuring paintings and collages by Drew Merritt.  Drew is from New Mexico but now lives in Los Angeles. This show will run from April 13th- May18th, 2013.  The opening is Saturday April 20th from 6-9pm.  Event is free and open to the public.

About the Artist:
Drew Merritt's work is a blend of contemporary and classical subject matter and technique, resulting in the use of a myriad of mediums and textures to convey his vision of painting the human spirit. 

Graffiti covered cargo trains passed before the eyes of the budding artist and indefinitely inspired him to pursue a career underground, against the law, and creating his place in a hybrid culture, between rural and urban. Graffiti culture in itself is clandestine. Merritt's subject matter, however, is seen with hope and determination of contemporary players in a positive, light fashion. The juxtaposition of these qualities yields a visually spectacular series of work.
  
About Gallerie Noir:
Gallerie Noir is a full service interior design firm and furniture and art showroom located on Dragon Street in the Dallas Design District. They feature vintage pieces, architectural elements and contemporary furnishings sourced from around the world. They are a design resource for interior designers and clients looking for one-of-a-kind design finds.
Gallerie Noir
1525 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207
214.760.9536