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Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 in News | No Comments

Thanks all who checked out the June Show; what a terrific crowd for the opening. 

The group show is up till the end of June.
Happy Pride!

May Show Up now!
I’ll also be in the June group show; it’s a very fun informal venue.
May group show at the Castro Street Art Saves Lives Gallery,  2017
518 Castro St (near 18th St)
San Francisco, California

Please come by and check it out! Over a dozen local artists; great variety.
Gallery hours 12-4, closed Sundays and Mondays

I have been invited to show again!  Loving this, right in the heart of the Castro.

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy to announce that I’ll be in a group show at the Art Saves Lives Gallery In January 2017
518 Castro St
San Francisco, California

Please come by and check it out!
Opening party January 13 is a salon style cabaret with refreshments and entertainment.
Gallery hours 12-4, closed Mondays
Hope to see you there.

I’ll be showing works from my latest Painted Kaleidoscope series along with
a few of my resin “action Figure” series:
 
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lsd-freedom

 

Here we are at the end of another year;
This year I am grateful and excited to have traveled  frequently which has been a priceless source of inspiration.
Starting with New Orleans, then Belize and Guatemala, followed by Taos, New Mexico and finally
Paris and Barcelona.

As a side project I have used the travel photos as a resource in creating a series of photo kaleidoscopes.
These have been exciting for me to see the world in a new form, multiples!
Just a sample shown in this news post of what has inspired me to print a book full of these surreal worlds.
…Looked back to Bali for some foliage shots:
bali foliage

Bali sacred offerings:
bali offerings

Recognize Gaudi’s Spires from Segrada Familia?barcelona gaudi spires
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I had a very fun visit to Taos for the opening of a national juried show called “After Dark IV” at Greg Moon Gallery in Taos New Mexico.
(which included my work “The Jester”.)
June 6th – 27th, 2015
greg moon gallery109 Kit Carson Rd.
Taos, New Mexico

jester w light 2 950“The Jester”

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March 2015
Had a wonderfully inspiring trip to New Orleans

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I believe it will inspire new dioramas…  I’m thinking tiny this time. Stay tuned!
Highlights were the live music everywhere, the cemeteries, and a wonderful little gallery you should check out:  Red Truck Gallery
They have a really fun variety of thoughtful works.
http://www.redtruckgallerynola.com/

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December 2014;  Conclusion to a terrifically productive year.
New works finishing up NOW!  Will be taking shots of the new works and posting them within the week.

A Moment of GratefulnessA Moment of Gratefulness

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I welcome fall!  I’m busy in the studio making new works and keeping my
eyes peeled for exhibition opportunities!
I have a lot of new works ready to show and want to see them in a variety of environments.
Ready to create a galaxy of hanging and standing globes and dioramas, pulling together a new environ.

Having a ball with my action figure series; please check my action figure gallery page for the newest works.
why ?
“Why? (Because We Like You!)”, tribute to the boomer generation

 

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Nice show last summer I was happy to be in.

Archangel Art Collective in Palm Springs, CA
1103 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262

“Fifty Shades of Great”: June 20th thru Sept. 17th  2013Artists Reception June 20,  5-9 p.m.

archangel

New Publication:

Positive Pictures

Excited to have my work “Trinity” included in the new book; “Positive Pictures, a Gay History”
Hardcover: 224 pages  Publisher: Bruno Gmunder Verlag Gmbh, Berlin (March 1, 2013)

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Happy 2013!
I am currently working on more of my action figure series as well as editing some older paintings.  After some time has passed, I see how  I can  refine and reformat them to make them even better as my vision on composition changes.  Some of the beautiful technique deserves to be reused and emphasized.
Please stay tuned!

Vitruvian Man: polyester resin, wire, silver leaf, 12"x12"x4", 2012Vitruvian Man: polyester resin, wire, silver leaf, 12″x12″x4″, 2012

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September 22nd to October 23rd,  2012:  Group LGBT Show

 

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Michael Lownie’s  one man show at Magnet

This show will combine works from both the globes series and the action figure series.

Opening reception, Friday August 3rd 2012   8:00-10:00pm.
Through August 31, 2012

MAGNET: 4122 18th Street, San Francisco, CA  94114

Hours: Tue 11 – 6pm, Wed 2 – 9pm
Thu 2 – 9pm, Fri 2 – 9pm, Sat 11 – 6pm

Presenting a series of new work (experiments with mixed media) focusing on a giving a new twist to “action figures”.
This is the culmination of about 3 years in developing 2 series very different from my traditionally abstract paintings.