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Art Exhibit Opening with Michael Hedges

United States
Date: September 11, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map
Boulder JCC
6007 Oreg Ave.
Boulder, CO 80303
Contact: Jodi ZicklinEmail: Jodi@boulderjcc.org

ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings are a synthesis of color, line, form and texture. They begin as a problem of two or more color relationships to be explored through form. The form is loosely defined by a drawing that acts as a skeleton and ecto-skeleton both beneath and above the finished work. The application of the media to the painting surface is of utmost importance to me. The paint is applied with great bursts of energy, creating a surface, if I am successful, that is supercharged with texture and color. I work multiple, usually around 10, paintings at the same time, all centered on the original problem. This multiple approach allows me to go in different directions, very quickly building the energy that is critical to a successful painting. I strive to create intense, even and stunning color relationships that are balanced by form and texture into a controlled elegance. The challenge here is to create a vibration in the work that energizes it without separating.

ARTIST BIO

Michael was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. While in high school Michael spent two years studying at the Art Institute of Chicago before going on to receive his B.A. in Studio Art from Loras College in Dubuque, IA in 1998.

Since graduation from Loras, Michael has been exhibiting and selling his artwork throughout the Chicago-land area. In addition to gallery showings, pieces of Michael’s work hang permanently in corporations through the Chicagoland area and Iowa and have sold into private collections.

The exhibit will be available for viewing September 11 - November 29 during regular JCC hours.

Art Exhibit Opening Wednesday, September 11 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | Conversation with the artist at 6:30 pm | REGISTER HERE