June 7th will be the opening of my one-person exhibition Raw Reckoning presented by the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago (UIMA). This exhibition will feature my most recent 96” x72” large-scale paintings, 72” x 50” charcoal on paper drawings, sketchbooks and an extensive catalog produced by the museum. Organized and developed by Adrienne Kochman, Curator and Olivia Rozdolsky, Assistant Curator the exhibition will run until August 4, 2019.
April 25, 2019 I will be featured by the Peninsula Fine Art Center in Newport News, Virginia in an After Dark Film and Artist Talk from 6:30-8:30. The documentary film Work at Hand will be screened as part of this event. This was organized by Lee Matney of the Linda Matney Gallery and Diana Blanchard, Curator of the Art Center.
I am excited to announce our next screening of Work At Hand will be at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA. Join us at The Chaplin Theater in Raleigh Studios, Friday, March 29, 2019, 7-9 pm, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. Doors open at 7 pm, screening from 7:30-8:30 followed by a Q&A with Michael K. Paxton and Peter Hartel. Admission will be $10 will all proceeds to benefit Columbia College Chicago Cinema and Television Arts Semester in LA Student Scholarships. Free street parking is available with additional parking in the studio garage for $10.
I had the pleasure to be a Visiting Artist for the day with both a screening of "Work at Hand” and also meeting with the painting students at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Monday February 25, 2019. A big Thanks to Robert Drea for setting this all up for me.
I am pleased to announce that my one-person exhibition of recent large-scale paintings and works on paper titled “Raw Reckoning” will be presented by the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL from June 7th through August 4th, 2019. Thanks to Adrienne Kochman, PhD, Curator of the UIMA for her wonderful support of my work and Olivia Rozodolsky, who will design the extensive catalog. This will be a major museum size exhibition and I am both honored and humbled.
The Chicago premiere of the documentary film "Work At Hand" will be presented by Chicago Filmmakers in two free screenings on Saturday October 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM at 5720 North Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL. Both screenings are free and open to the public.
Michael was one of the members of an Artist Panel September 29th presented by the Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, IL that was an Art Expo After Hours Event. The question at hand was “Abstract Art and Its Relevance in Chicago Today” Pictured left to right: Susan Aurinko, Judith Roston Freilich, Charles Gniech, Michael K. Paxton and Gallery Owner/Director Teresa Hofheimer.
The one-person exhibition “Pillars of Dust” opened September 28th at the Heuser Art Center of Bradley University, peoria, IL. These large-scale paintings and works on paper will be on display until November 6, 2018.
Here is the show card for the one-person exhibition “Pillars of Dust”
“Pillars of Dust” a one-person exhibition of large-scale paintings and works on paper will be presented at the Heuser Art Center Gallery of Bradley University, Peoria, IL. The show opens September 28, 2018 and runs through November 6, 2018. The documentary film “Work at Hand” will be screened before the opening and Michael will also meet with graduate painting students during the day. Partially Funded by both the Illinois Arts Council and a Part-time Faculty Development Grant form Columbia College. Here are a couple of links to both Bradley University Art Department and Galleries websites. https://www.bradley.edu/academic/departments/art/news/story.dot?id=37a76887-d484-4487-b91e-f732d15201d0
I am very pleased that Work at Hand is an Official Selection for the 17th Annual Great Lakes Film Festival announced yesterday, September 8, 2018.
Looking forward to the September 21st screening, 7:00pm, at the historical Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids, MI
The documentary film Work At Hand now has a Screenings page where upcoming screenings and venues are listed. At the moment there are (3) on the books. Additional venues, dates and times will be added as they become available.
As part of their Thought-Provokers Series Voyage Chicago has just published an artist interview with me that featured images of my most recent work plus this photo taken by Jeanne Nemcek of me standing in front of my latest large-scale painting in progress.
Along with the tribute to my work as a Figure Drawing Instructor in Line Work 8.5, I was also included with a couple of drawings in the main issue of Line Work 8. Shown here is one of them of my late Mother Pauline.
Now online on neotericArt, an online art magazine my answer to One Question "What it the film Work At Hand all about?" Thanks goes to Norbert Marszalek for this support for the film and my work.
A5 Magazine that is published in the UK has selected my painting Trace Tabua to be included in their Portfolio #7 October 2017 Issue.
I am pleased to be in included in the Faculty Works exhibition that opens August 22, 2017 at the Hokin Gallery of Columbia College Chicago. Featuring work completed in 2016 I will have on view Cobbtown 72 in. x108 in., chalk, charcoal, gesso on prepared raw canvas.
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.
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.