Exhibition Dates: June 2 – July 14, 2007
Location: 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2nd, 6 – 8 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Michael Willmon. The exhibition opens June 2nd and continues through July 14th, 2007 at the Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia Street. The gallery will host an opening reception to meet the artist on Saturday, June 2nd, from 6 to 8 pm.
A master of composition, color and brush handling, Michael Willmon expresses his unique apocalyptic vision in his meticulously painted vistas that are often filled with cavorting skeletal figures and depicted in a compelling monochromatic color palette.
Willmon’s continued fascination with New Orleans’ sublime revelry is apparent in this new exhibition, which includes paintings of his signature graveyard scenes. Additionally, in his recent paintings Willmon employs his signature monochromatic color palette in a series of paintings that pay homage to earlier renowned artists of New Orleans and the region. This new series of paintings includes tributes to Robert Gordy, Walter Anderson, Alexander Drysdale, Noel Rockmore and southern hero P.G.T Beauregard. Also included in the exhibition is a major painting influenced by Hurricane Katrina.
Michael Willmon received his Master of Fine Arts from Tulane University in 1975. His work is exhibited throughout the region, and has been included in many distinguished public and private collections. Willmon currently resides in New Orleans.
For additional information please contact the Arthur Roger Gallery at 504.522.1999 or visit our Web site www.arthurrogergallery.com.