Press Release: In Style Michael Carson

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8th, 2016, 6 – 9pm

SoHo, NYC-Georges Bergès Gallery is pleased to announce 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.

Spanning painting, photography, and sculpture, Georges Bergès Gallery, SoHo is the first step in the creator’s larger plan for innovation and modernization in today’s art market. Inspired by its historical location, the Georges Bergès SoHo gallery features a dazzling blend of international and domestic artists, built upon Bergès’ unparalleled eye for provocative contemporary art. This location and client-centric approach, is both an homage to and an enhancement of the height of the New York art scene in SoHo during the 70s and 80s.