I hope this message finds you well.
A lot has been happening around my studio this summer and fall. Here are some of the highlights.
This fall I have a show of Crinkle Paintings on display at Paco Bar and Lounge in Seattle.
1408 E. Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
A closing reception will be held on Friday October 27th from 6-10pm
This is the first time that I have presented my crinkle paintings all in one place. These works were my response to the inscrutable lock-down era of the pandemic, an exploration of the complexities of globally prevalent enigmatic emotions, and the individuated passage of time incapsulated in the process. The result creates a pareidolia effect in the eye of the viewer.
This exhibition is part of the Center on Contemporary Art : ShowWalls project.
More information here:
Unique, Like Everyone by Nicole Renée La Follette
In August a poetry book by Nicole Renée La Follette was released with my artwork adorning the cover and interior pages. The source image for the cover is my 2015 painting “Flower Temple”. (The original painting resides with a collector in Tel Aviv).
The image was flipped horizontally in order to accommodate the cover text and graphics while interior pages are full page enlargements of cover art selections. I also designed the log and constructed the website/e-commerce platform for the project.
It was a joy to work with Nicole in order to help manifest her dream of publishing her first book.
Unique, Like Everyone is available at Queen Jester Press: https://queenjesterpress.com
In 2023 I created and launched two additional art related websites that I am proud of.
Thelabseattle.com is a large collection of art housed in a former industrial laser laboratory in Bellevue Washington. The goal of the site is to showcase the collection and to facilitate engagement, education and research of post-war and contemporary art. There are so many artworks in the collection that I am still adding to the site. It is an honor to be working on this ongoing project.
Shop.ninaladen.com is an custom e-commerce site for the artwork of award winning children’s book author and illustrator Nina Laden. Nina is a fire-hose of content and she utilizes this site sell her artwork directly to her buyers and collectors. As the publishing industry has not provided as much returns for her as in the past, this site has augmented those losses consistently. Currently she sells framed originals and prints. Soon we will add jewelry and other objects of art. We work well together and am happy to help her reach her goals.
Seaside Mural restoration and re-installation
The 600 square-foot Clatsop/Nehalem mural was originally paintings by Roger Cooke in 2006 and was damaged in a car accident last year. The driver jumped the sidewalk and struck the building on which the painting was mounted. The artwork was removed and sent to Seattle for restoration. I spent the majority of my time this past winter and spring repairing the sub-straight and painting.
In early July the mural was reinstalled in Seaside Oregon in its original location. A ceremony was held in downtown Seaside on July 6th 2023 that included tribal members, local officials, patrons and the public. During the ceremony the tribes gifted me with a blanket. It was a powerfully emotional moment that I will never forget.
The Seaside Signal published an article about the project and reinstallation that can be read at the link here:
Meanwhile I continue to add available art to my e-commerce site at https://shop.mihalyo.com/
Recent updates include original art, printmaking and Giclée editions of recent paintings.
Thank you to those who have purchased my artwork in recent months. I really appreciate it.
Stay safe out there everyone.