I am pleased to be included in the group exhibition "Obsession, Improvisation, Collaboration" that will be on view at the Visual Arts Gallery of Governors State University, Curator Jeff Stevenson, Director.
Linda Matney Gallery has extended my one-person exhibition of ink on drafting film drawings titled Unleashing Instinct until January 3, 2017.
Here is a video of my slide lecture presented at PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 39 back in September 2016. Introduction is by Chicago Architect Peter Exley.
Here is a video made by Lee Matney, Director of Linda Matney Gallery, about both the opening of my one-person exhibition of ink on drafting film drawings titled "Unleashing Instinct" and my Guest Artist talk at the Art and Art History Department of Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va.
Here is a feature about the Linda Matney Gallery and my one-person exhibition of ink on drafting film drawings titled "Unleashing Instinct" published in The Virginia Gazette by Heather Bridges. Pictured below is one of the works in the exhibition Piney Drawing #2.
I am very pleased to have my large painting Dingess, seen here on the far back wall installed in the Columbia College Faculty exhibition in the shared offices of the Design and Art and Art History Departments.
I am very pleased to have been asked to give a Guest Artist Lecture to the Fine Art and Art History Department of Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia on November 11, 2016. The talk titled "Unleashing Instinct" is also the title of my one-person exhibition of drawings that opens the next day at Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, Virginia.
I am pleased to announce that Columbia College, Chicago has just awarded me a Professional Development Grant in support for my one-person exhibition of ink on drafting film drawings with Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, VA, titled "Unleashing Instinct" that opens November 12th.
I am pleased to announce that Linda Matney Gallery, Williamsburg, VA will present a one-person exhibition of my ink on drafting film drawings. The title of the exhibition is Unleashing Instinct: Drawings by Michael K. Paxton and will open November 12, 2016 and run until Dec. 10.
Shown here is the beginning of my presentation at the recent PechaKucha Chicago Volume 39 where I focused my talk and images on the last six years of my forty year career. The image on screen is of an installation view of my one-person exhibition Alpestrine.
I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to be one of the guest presenters in the September 6th PechaKucha 20x 20 Chicago Volume 39. I will be one of ten noted Chicago artists, architects and designers to talk in this innovative format.
I am pleased to announce that I am now represented by Linda Matney Gallery. I want to give a big Thanks to Lee Matney, Director for his belief in my current pen and ink on drafting film drawings. I happily join many other artists that either have or do call Athens, Georgia home. home. http://lindamatneygallery.com/artists/#/michael-k-paxton/
With a huge Thank You to artist Norbert Marszalek who invited me take part in the WID Project of the online art magazine Neoteric Art to try to answer the very large question: What is Drawing? Linked here is my essay just published online.
I am very pleased to have had a recent phone interview with Ryan Lytle of Linda Matney Gallery about my work as a prelude to the gallery showing my recent pen and ink on drafting film drawings. I want to also thank Director Lee Matney for this opportunity and his ongoing support of my work. Here is a link to the interview.
I am honored to be invited by Columbia College faculty advisor Ivan Brunetti and editor-in-chief Zelda Galewsky, to be one of the artists featured in Linework #6 http://lineworkanthology.tumblr.com/About due to be published in Spring 2016. This opportunity to create in a new format has spurred me on to use rich colors, mysterious imagery and bold arrangements.
Wrapping up 2015 with my latest painting, Endure, 72" x 108" in chalk, charcoal and gesso on prepared raw canvas. As part of my ongoing Canvas Space series, this is my fifteenth painting since April.
With the help and support of artist Jeanne Nemcek, I am excited to introduce this new site with it's ability to enhance a more in-depth look at my recent bodies of work that makes the dialog between them clearer.