Art after Dark x Norton From Home

May's Art After Dark focuses in on photography and takes a look at a striking portrait by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker, Juan Luis Matos, invites you for a glimpse of the life of an artist during the pandemic. King Hoodie performs a concert featuring his signature lyrical flow and gritty tone. The Norton Museum's Head of Art Installation, John Welter, shares a side-by-side of his two photo film favorites.

In case you missed it, click below for April's performances

 April's Art After Dark


Scroll beyond the videos to see more of tonight's lineup.

Concert

King Hoodie


Photo Credits to Appeljax and The System Life

An insightful storyteller, King Hoodie’s lyrics and melodies embody the soul of the inner city entangled with strands of multi-cultural expression.  Consistently impactful, his message pierces through his nostalgic yet homegrown production and gritty tone.

Tell us about yourself: 

King Hoodie, born Jean Raymond Jean-Philippe, is a music artist, actor, and model of Haitian and Puerto Rican decent from North Miami Beach, FL. An insightful storyteller, Hoodie’s lyrics and melodies embody the soul of the inner city entangled with strands of multi-cultural expression.  Consistently impactful, his message pierces through his nostalgic yet homegrown production and gritty tone. Often drawing comparisons to dynamic lyricists such as J-Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper, Hoodie is set to create a lane of his of his own and cement his place as one of the new leaders in the next generation of hip-hop. Hoodie is the founder and co-owner of the independent record label and production company House of Pain Entertainment.

Where can we find you online? 
@kinghoodieraps across all social media platforms and on YouTube (here).

How can people support you and your work? 
Visit Houseofpainent.com.


Artist At Home

Photo Mary Beth Koeth

Juan Luis Matos

Juan Luis Matos Rodriguez Mestres Lopez, born in Havana, Cuba, is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker based in Miami, FL. He studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany and received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He is currently an artist in residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, FL.

Juan Luis Matos At home

Where can we find you online? 
@juanluis_matos or at juanluismatos.com.


How can people support you and your work? 
Buy prints of my work, the proceeds are split 50-50 with the subjects in select photos. More information is available on my website!


Collection Insight


Henri Cartier-Bresson (French 1908-2004), Brussels, 1955

This month’s Collection Insights is brought to you by Ted Tribolati. Ted began volunteering at the Norton Museum in 2004 and has greeted thousands of guests for Art After Dark since the inception of the program. Before retiring, Ted worked as a mechanical engineer in the field of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He discusses Brussels, 1955, a photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson:

Although the photograph piques my interest, it is the photographer-- whom I have studied over time and tried to emulate in my work-- that interests me the most. Cartier-Bresson is considered one of the greatest photographers of the 20th Century. He trained as an artist and actually painted before and after his photographic career. He has said that he photographs through the eyes of a painter. His work provides a historical record of that century, showing the lives of ordinary and famous people of that era in their normal surroundings. This photograph, as a story, leaves you wondering what they are up to. His ability to capture the decisive moment, to take a photograph combined with great composition, and the use of geometric lines and contrast is what brings you into the picture and tells a story with a single exposure.

- Ted Tribolati, Norton Museum Volunteer


Film Favorite

Want to see classic films inspired by the world of photography? John Welter, Norton Museum’s Head of Art Installation, tells us why he picked mystery thrillers Blow-Up (1966) and Rear Window (1954) as his Photography film favorites.

Blow-Up and Rear Window are the best movies on photography that I have seen. These movies have two great posters which remind me of how enjoyable the Norton’s exhibition “Coming Soon: Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection , curated by Matthew Bird and Rachel Gustafson, was to install last summer. Also, they make me nostalgic for a time I spent sharing a flat with an art history major who proudly displayed these two movie posters side by side in our living space.

- John Welter, Norton Museum’s Head of Art Installation

Both Blow-up and Rear Window are available to stream via Amazon Prime Video and on YouTube. You can see the

Blow-up film trailer here

Rear Window film trailer here