by Michael Stewart
August 13-September 11
Saturday, August 27th from 6-8pm
Conveying his passion for exploring different media and techniques, Stewart will present a mini-retrospective of works in a variety of media including oil on canvas and wood, ink, watercolor, pastel and acrylic on paper, monotypes, and sculptural ceramics.
Although of diverse media, all of Stewart’s work is inspired by his fascination with organic shapes, architecture, grids, calligraphy, hieroglyphics, language and symbols. In addition to his non-figurative work, Stewart will be displaying a selection of ceramic heads which he refers to as “everyday” masks. Sculpted from photographs and finished in a variety of glazes, the heads represent human archetypes as in the series entitled, “The Seven Deadly Sins.”
Originally from the Midwest, Stewart has been creating art in New York City and the surrounding area for over thirty years. He has had numerous group and solo shows of his work in Manhattan as well as in galleries throughout the Northeast. He is represented by Appleton Art Design in Westport, CT and his work is currently on exhibit at Red Run Gallery in Pocono Pines, PA.
Michael received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wittenberg University, where he studied graphic design and fine arts. He also studied painting with David Leffel and Frank O’Cain at the Art Student’s League in New York City, sculpture with Martine Vaugel at the National Academy in New York City and in the Loire Valley, France, painting and collage with Stewart Diamond in New York City, and printmaking with Bill Behnken and Michael Pelletteri at the Art Students League.