An exciting new art exhibition is heading to Magazine Street this June. Artist Mason Elliot Dupré's debut exhibition, Doors Into Daydreams, will be in New Orleans from June 4-20 at 3701 Magazine St. This three-week exhibition features artwork that takes viewers through an autobiographical journey of Dupré's mental health.
Dupré has bipolar disorder and said his "artwork is for those who walk out of a hospital thinking not about how to get better, but how to make sure they can keep their diagnosis a secret." His Doors Into Daydreams exhibition explores the journey to his diagnosis and all the highs and lows that accompanied it.
Dupré's art is abstract, made "using bright acrylics on large-scale, delicate glass panes" to showcase the short and ever-changing nature of mental health, according to the event's press release. Although Dupré's work explores the lows leading up to his diagnosis, he uses bright colors throughout his work to celebrate a return to a new mind and self with no limitations.
Reservations are required to see the exhibition to ensure proper social distancing among guests. Visitors can enjoy the exhibition for free every Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., but in the evening, admission is $10. The net proceeds from Dupré's exhibition will be donated to local organizations that work to promote mental health, a mission that is clearly very near and dear to Dupré's heart. Guests and organizations can also book a private gathering on weeknights from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., but are encouraged to keep gatherings at 30 guests or less in an effort to follow proper social distancing protocol.
During the exhibition's final weekend, visitors can enjoy mimosas and more celebrating the close of Dupré's debut exhibit.
For more information about the exhibition and to book tickets, visit medsart.com.