Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Group show at Tasty Gallery in Seattle

I will have a  couple of new tiny paintings in a show of creature art at Tasty Gallery in Seattle. "Odd Birds" runs from May 8th - June 10th. This is the first time I've shown at this gallery that a few of my artist friends regularly show at. The new pieces are animal hybrids, something I hadn't painted in a few years, but they were requested. They were a lot of fun to do, especially as I'm working on a really somber new body of work for my solo show at Kaleid this Fall. So it was nice to get back into silly mode for a bit. Below are the paintings. If you're interested in purchasing, please contact Sheri at Tasty.

"Cat Finch" -  4 x 6 - Acrylic on wood

"Mockingcat" -  4 x 6 - Acrylic on wood

Monday, April 1, 2013

"Petroleum Paradox" group show in Fall River, MA

Hey there, my painting “American Nightmare” is in a group show, “Petroleum Paradox”, at Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA. This is a continuation of the same show that took place last year at Denise Bibro Fine Arts in NYC. To paraphrase juror Eleanor Heartney of Art in America, “… the thoughtful works that comprise this exhibit present questions, such as ‘How do we balance economic development, environmental protection, and geopolitical stability in an ever more precarious world? What are we willing to give up today to avoid catastrophe tomorrow? Where should we commit our resources? How should we define our social and economic priorities?’”

An online catalogue will be available on the Narrows Center website.

Here's my painting for the show, inspired by the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, the destruction of indigenous peoples' land by oil companies and watching a hummer limo make a three-point turn...

American Nightmare - painting by Michelle Waters
"American Nightmare" - Michelle Waters - 20" x 30" acrylic on canvas