Mike Elam, City Arts Salon lively figurative show online soon

Mike Elam, City Arts Salon lively figurative show online soon

April 4, 2020 | figurative painting | 4 Comments

City Arts Salon
We at the City Arts Salon were looking forward to showing the new works of artist Mikel Elam at our season opener. Unfortunately this will not happen in the way we expected, due to the state of affairs locally and around the world. But Mikel’s work is hung and we are very excited to have it hanging in the studio. We are now planning to do a virtual showing of all the artists who were scheduled to exhibit on April 3rd, 2020. Stay tuned…

ABOUT
Mikel Elam is a visual artist working primarily as a painter. His work focuses on storytelling through memory and dreams using the fragments of face and figure to convey information and ideals about world culture.

Mikel attended the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts/Painting. He went on to study at School of the Visual Arts in New York City. Mikel’s work has been featured in international publications and media. He also worked as an traveling assistant to Jazz musician Miles Davis. He also assisted Mr. Davis in achieving his visual arts aspirations as a painter.

STATEMENT

OUT OF BALANCE

No doubt, mostly everyone is aware of the changing times. It seems to both reflect events in the now with a blending of past history. We thought we were moving forward to only find our paths back to former atrocities.

We are wired, droned, profiled and accessed in a culture marginalized on great wealth, sex and power.

My images are from an imaginary world which reflects and contrasts real world ideals. This dimension we coexists within is both beautiful in nature and horrific in occurrences.Hundreds of years millions of events passed on from generation to generation. Wreaking havoc on mind body and spirit.

We are a multicultural society. Everyone’s origins are key elements to the balance of nature. We are all important and relevant. In art there is also an imbalance of images. The time has come to acknowledge art as culturally rich in its diversity.

With enlightenment, positivity and effort we can rise. This is the realm in which my work inhabits.
Mike Elam


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    Mikel Elam

    April 4, 2020

    Hi Paula,
    This is awesome. I will share share share.
    Thank you so much,
    Mikel

    • Reply

      Paula O'Brien

      April 4, 2020

      You are most welcome. Your work is so lively and engaging, too bad it was not able to seen in person but let’s do the next best thing and see it online. best wishes to all in our arts community, stay safe and stay home.
      XXX
      Paula

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        Kenny white

        April 4, 2020

        Paula,
        Thanks for the City Arts Salon mention it’s very much appreciated. We were very exited about the exhibition featuring Mikel Elam and most disappointed when we had to decide to postpone it. I went live on Facebook on April 3rd with a short walkthrough of Mikel’s work but we are putting together a more comprehensive on line exhibit. Again thanks

        Kenny
        CAS

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          Paula O'Brien

          April 4, 2020

          You are most welcome and I wish you all the best for this new way to present art in art galleries. We’re all having to put on new skates and skate on in these quickly changing times. All the best from the West Coast British Columbia.
          Paula
          FigurativeArtist.org


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