CONTACT PERSON: Shel Market, 734.761.5446 email@example.com
Lawrence Street Gallery presents
a special event, “Drawings & Paintings, Figurative, Equine & Still Life,” by member artist Shel Markel.
Shel’s artworks are representational but not necessarily realistic. For several years Shel concentrated on a wide variety of still life because he feels still life art provides the opportunity to breathe life into otherwise inanimate and mundane objects through the interplay of colors and shapes that are arranged into aesthetically interesting compositions. When he became interested in horses and horse racing, Shel was inspired to capture the beauty, power, and motion of the animals with the robust colors of the jockey silks into imagery. More recently, he added the human figure to his repertoire. Shel says, “the human being is at once the most familiar and yet the most challenging subject of all. People present in virtually infinite ways that are difficult to capture. I try to convey the subject’s mood, action, and personality.” Line and shape are the principal formal elements and the mediums are one or more of acrylics, gouache, charcoal, inks, and graphite, on canvas or paper. Do your eyes a favor and see for yourself just how Shel puts these artistic components into his bold and eye catching artworks.
Show Dates: August 3 – 26
Opening Reception: Friday, August 5, 6-9 PM
Mid-Month Reception: Thursday, August 18, 6-9 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Saturday, 12 to 5, Thursday & Friday, 12 to 9 PM
Telephone: 248.544.0394, or visit us at www.lawrencestreetgallery.com