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Painting Exhibit by renown local artist Michael Griesgraber

Published on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 (9:13 a.m.)

For Immediate Release

Date: June 14, 2013

Contact: Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art

Phone: (702) 382-2926

What: Colors Square Route: New Paintings by Michael Griesgraber

Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art announces a solo exhibition featuring recent contemporary paintings by Michael Griesgraber.

The artist has created exciting re-interpretations of the Color Field School that emerge in the 1960’s in reaction to Abstract Expressionism.

Griesgraber’s paintings are hard-edge compositions employing a bold palate of colors that are an exploration of color interaction within geometric shapes confined to a square format.

“I chose a square format because of its enigmatic simplicity of four equal sides and four equal angles. It presents any number of interesting options and challenges,” said Griesgraber.

The works will remind viewers of a particular group of artists, among them, Ellsworth Kelly, Victor Vasarely, Joseph Albers, Frank Stella, combined with the color theories of Hans Hofmann.

The paintings are a interpretation of how an art form from a previous generation can be re-examined and pushed in new directions, resulting in a new application of the ideas and principals of the Color Field School movement and its significance.

Listed in Who’s Who in American Art 2011, Griesgraber is an internationally know artist. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota, and his Master of Fine Arts degree from New York’s Syracuse University. He began his career in art as the assistant design curator for the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. He currently resides and works in Las Vegas.

When: Saturday, June 22 through August 30, 2013
Members Preview - Meet the Artist June 22, 2013
Saturday, 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art
Neonopolis Building
450 Fremont St., Suite 270
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Museum Hours: Wed. – Sat., 12-5 p.m.

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