This exhibition round includes works by Michael Banks which will be on view in the North gallery from January 9 – February 23 2019.
From the artist:
The works in this exhibition consists mainly of things found, things already used that are exposed through the art.. ink, screws, paper, scrapings, found objects… I’m not trying to fool anybody with what I’m doing as usual.. just plainly trying to expose the process..
About the artist:
Michael Banks is an artist from Alabama who knew from the time he was a child that he wanted to be an artist. A self-taught painter, Michael has abandoned tradition on many levels and in the process succeeded in achieving a place in the wider world of contemporary American art. His presence has brought excitement to the “folk” genre, creating a bridge for several younger painters to follow. With this development has come a significant increase in demand for his painting. His work is collected by lovers of self-taught art & by those with an interest in contemporary art as well.
Michael is deeply creative, with experimentation and resourcefulness always integral parts of his process. His painting of disparate imagery on salvaged boards, using acrylic & enamel with an over-painting of turpentine and thrall add to the intrigue.