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Jimmy Reagan Exhibit opens October 18 at THE Gallery Le Meridien Chambers

Via an October 10 News Release:

Boutique Art destination Le Meridien Chambers, 2017’s Best Hotel in Minnesota by Travel + Leisure Magazine, announces the opening of a new exhibit by Jimmy Reagan to be on display in the Le Meridien Chambers Art Gallery beginning October 18, 2019 with an Opening Celebration to commemorate its entrance.

St. Paul-born artist Jimmy Reagan’s artwork is remarkably vibrant, with highly saturated colors. He incorporates a combination of both wide, viscous and small, thin brush strokes that layer a sumptuous textural quality in each piece. The subjects - often people and animals - are given unexpected energy with cubic etching endowing a sculptural quality and Impressionistic brush-work, short lines he defines as “tick marks” that etherealize the piece. Some of the art has brevity and quirk and some emulates a virulent depth of mood, nearly impossible to look away from.

Diagnosed with complex Autism at age 2, Reagan’s work offers a means to illustrate his perspective, to communicate in depths he is otherwise physically limited. Each piece is a vessel, expressing the world Through Jimmy’s Eyes, a peek into the complexity of his mind. Each piece sold - about 500 so far - goes directly to care for Jimmy and to fund local charities and organizations that have helped him along the way. To date, TJE Fashion has also sold thousands of clothing accessories extrapolated from portions of Jimmy’s paintings. Jimmy Reagan supports U of MN Masonic Children’s Hospital and has recently launched a campaign together with them called #CaughtCaring in which caregivers can be nominated to be gifted a headband- for every headband sold, one headband is donated.
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This exciting exhibit continues Le Meridien Chamber THE Gallery’s legacy of curating stimulating contemporary art from all over the world able to be enjoyed by guests and visitors free of charge. The unique merging of travel and art has caught national attention with features on The Today Show, Architectural Digest, HGTV, US News, Forbes, & Fox News, citing the bold original pieces by artists like Damien Hirst & Gary Hume that are showcased throughout the lobby and guestrooms. Le Meridien Chambers Marketing Manager Matthew Galaviz-Reed gives insight to the motivation behind the feature, “Jimmy Reagan’s pieces are enchanting. As a gallery guest moves from piece to piece, they will traverse a great many emotions and energies cast by each work. We look forward to sharing Jimmy’s work with Le Meridien Chambers Guests and all of Minneapolis and beyond”.
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The Opening Event is free, open to the public and will take place October 18, from 7-10pm. Enjoy libations and shop TJE Fashion Apparel and accessories. Also featuring a special musical guest. Located at THE Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers, 901 Hennepin Avenue.

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