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Michael Carson Opening Reception

Start Date: Thursday, September 8 2016

End Date: Thursday, September 8 2016

Event Start Date:
September 8, 2016
Event End Date:
September 8, 2016
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Georges Berges Gallery announces In Style, a solo exhibition of exquisite new series of figurative artwork by Michael Carson. The exhibition will be held during New York Fashion Week 2016 to shine a light on the expressive and trendy series.

The exhibition will emphasize Michael Carson’s glamorous scenes, set in bars, clubs, cafés, and dance studios. His artwork is marked by a hazy realism reminiscent of French impressionist and post-impressionist works by artists such as Edgar Degas and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Carson is focusing on figurative studies inspired by mood and stories of nondescript surroundings. Carson, who was formally trained in design, brings elements of fashion and architecture into his work, but his foremost commitment is to painting. “I spend most of my time on the face and hands. They tell the story. Seeing how the work evolves, the subtle and drastic differences, and looking forward to the future is what keeps me painting. I view a painting as a success when I take it from something new that follows me into my next work. It’s just about learning to become a better painter,” artist remarks.

Mike Carson is a Minneapolis painter, and graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His artwork can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.