Saturday, January 26, 2019
6pm – 9pm
A Distant Voice
Michael is a fine art photographer based in Buffalo, New York. He holds a BFA in Fine Art Photography from SUNY at Buffalo. He has won numerous national and international awards for commercial photography and video productions over the past 30 years. His commercial work has appeared nationally online and in print in magazines like Interior Design Magazine and on billboards in Times Square. His art work hangs in hotels in the US and Japan including many prominent Las Vegas properties such as Caesars Palace, Mirage, New York New York, Bally’s, Tropicana, and Freemont Hotel and Casino; in Arizona at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale and Hotel Monroe in Phoenix; in New York City at Courtyard by Marriott and The Michelangelo Hotel. His art work is included in private collections and corporate collections of Georgia Power and the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Michael is represented by publishers Bruce McGaw Graphics and Editions Limited allowing his work to be published into posters which have appeared in retail online outlets like, Art.com, Wayfair, Amazon, Target, and Macy’s.
In 2010 he designed the The Arcangel Gallery at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens and was the solo artist in its inaugural show.
In addition to this Canvas show A Distant Voice, Michael’s show The Flow Through Wanakena appeared in Otto’s Abode in the Adirondack Mountains in the fall of 2018, and he has an upcoming show in 2019 at the The Nancy Dryfoos Gallery in Kean University in Union, New Jersey.
Included in this collection A Distant Voice are a number of abstract images. “These abstractions are absent of a specific time and location. They are for me a more general observation of a sense of place, a season, a sound, a feeling. It is my hope that these abstractions evoke memories of past experiences for the viewer allowing the viewer to connect to those memories through the photograph.”
“I would like to thank Jamie Brawdy for inviting me to show this collection of work and for creating a venue that is supportive to artists with an atmosphere that enriches lives through art.”