Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of "From the Middle of the Floor," an exhibition of new paintings by Michael Paul. Paul lives in Bismarck, North Dakota in the midst of the great North American plain, a place described as “the floor of the sky.” He is a recent recipient of a grant from the North Dakota Humanities Council. His work is included in numerous private and public collections throughout the Midwest, including the North Dakota Museum of Art, Plains Art Museum, the Federal Reserve Bank, Mayo Clinic, and Pillsbury. This is his first solo exhibition at Groveland Gallery.
Paul is best known as an encaustic painter. Encaustic is a painting medium which involves adding pigments to beeswax instead of oil, then applying the mixture to a panel or canvas. This medium lends his compositions a rich, textured surface, revealing layers of colors and variations of soft and subtle light. The images in this show are inspired by the landscape surrounding his North Dakota home.
The artist will be present at the opening reception on Saturday, January 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. Paul will give an artist talk at the gallery on Saturday, February 2, at 2 p.m. This exhibition and opening run concurrently with North Shore, a group exhibition in the main gallery. Both exhibitions continue through March 9, 2013.
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