Opening Reception | Friday, April 13 from 7-10pm
The show will continue through May 6, 2012
Open to the Public
I first saw Tegland’s work at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Annual Art Auctions. Tegland’s work stood out. At that time, I had never heard of the artist, nor had I ever seen work like his. The black paintings with graphite drawing atop, were magical. The way the light hits the works create a living thriving piece of art.
Almost black on black, the graphite lines bring shape and form in a graphic manner to the work. The work captivates the viewer to stay and watch them come to life.
I asked Mike are these paintings or drawings, he stated both. Tegland is an artist that works and stays out of the spotlight. He works for the art of the art. This will be his first solo show and so over due. His talents are known by The Bemis and many art collectors. Come see the work. One of the greatest aspects of having a gallery is the ability to find and show the works of top notch artist like Mike Tegland.
There will no Art Talk for this show, the work speaks volumes.