Editor’s Note: Individual Perspectives
Ones to Watch: Shelley Muzylowski Allen
Spotlighting the work of glass artist Shelley Muzylowski Allen
Ones to Watch: Michael Greenspan
Spotlighting the works of painter Michael Greenspan
Summer | Fall 2011
Inspired by landscape, informed by spatiality, galvanized by movement, artist Michael Greenspan paints in layers, enticing the viewer with luscious textures and subdued colors. His work interprets an interior or exterior space by employing fresco techniques and laying down beeswax, pigments, enamel and pastel over plaster-veneered wood panels.
By leaving the horizon line out, Greenspan creates a sense of depth and the illusion of space. We are free to float across the canvas as well as through it, finding our way with hidden maps and pieces of architecturally inspired plans, like cairns, on our journey through Greenspan’s world.
Solo exhibits include the Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, Washington; Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington; Stewart Gallery, Boise, Idaho; and the Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee. Group exhibits include Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, Texas; The Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, California; Cumberland Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; SFMOMA Invitational Art Auction, San Francisco, California.
His work is in private as well as public collections, including those of The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; Oracle Corp., Atlanta, Georgia, and Bellevue, Washington; Nordstrom Collection, Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California; Intuit, Mountain View, California; Neiman Marcus, Dallas, Texas; Tyson Foods, Springdale, Arkansas; and Zymogenetics, Seattle, Washington.
Greenspan is represented by the Stewart Gallery, Boise, Idaho; Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, Washington; and the Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee.