Artist & Residence

As part of Bernardo Hale Gallery's inaugural show, Artist & Residence, I am showing framed paintings and a large scale mural alongside two other artists, Carson Garhart and Severiano Martinez.

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Mural, entitled The Inhabitants, and Mural Commendation installation view.

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Gallery installation view. From left to right, Fernando Pó by Carson Garhart, Appropriated Propaganda by Michael Haight, and Mazdaznan by Severiano Martinez. 

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Appropriated Propaganda, 40 prints in an Edition of 4, by Michael Haight.   

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From top to bottom, GIB MIR MEHR KUNST! And Room 22 by Michael Haight  

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Grand Room by Michael Haight

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Installation view of three untitled works by Michael Haight

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Installation View

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Mural installation view

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installation view of work by Carson Garhart (left) and Michael Haight. 

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Installation view of works by Severiano Martinez and Michael Haight. 

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  Room 34 by Michael Haight

Paintings; Shariputta; Interiors; Portraiture

Compositions in gouache and casein paints Old paper of illegible watermark worked by pen and brush; 5 hours on, still not dry details allied in settling as evaporation comes on.

Heart, Diamond, Vimalakirti, too Flower Glow Thus Come One

Diamond Heart Room

A watermark from some of the paper I have been using recently. Can't tell exactly but it looks like it reads Ennelle but a Google search reveals nothing. Message me if you have any leads.

A watermark from some of the paper I have been using recently. Can't tell exactly but it looks like it reads Ennelle but a Google search reveals nothing. Message me if you have any leads.

Recently I have been looking through old copies of Architectural Digest and finding inspiration from the work of Jean Michel Frank and the like. Some of these paintings are based on interiors I have found and reworked in different ways in terms of furniture design and palette. Each interior sets the scene for a character's interaction.  In my sketch book I have done several sketches of small gatherings and interactions between strange-looking elites in these well-curated environments. The two interiors featuring murals are of my own design and composition. I have been interested lately in situating my own murals in fictional rooms as a way to hint at the grandiose nature an interior mural of mine will elicit in one's home.

A few more images from the video above. I came across Casein paint while at the art store the other day. It pairs well with gouache as seen in the portraits above. The first image, with one feminine and one masculine hand, comes from the scenes of traditional Victorian courting within F. Scott Fitzgerald's work This Side of Paradise. I suppose that could be a portrait of the protagonist Amory Blaine. The second is a continuation of portraiture that is non-gender non-ethnic specific. Body is Body.

Copyright Michael Austin Haight (c) 2016