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Artist Michael O’Shea in the Dance Palace Lobby
January 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - January 31, 2019 @ 3:00 pm PST
Artist Michael O’Shea will be displaying his work in the Dance Palace Lobby through the month of January. There will be an artist’s reception on Sunday, January 20th at 4 PM. The Dance Palace Lobby is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 3 PM.
Art = Bricolage “..in our own time the ‘bricoleur’ is still someone who works with his hands and uses devious means compared to those of a craftsman…. The ‘bricoleur’ is adept at performing a large number of diverse tasks; but, unlike the engineer, he does not subordinate each of them to the availability of raw materials and tools conceived and procured for the purpose of the project.” Claude Lévi-Strauss I feel this best explains my art. My art work becomes handyman stuff, born of restlessness, of curiosity, pushing old techniques. My tinkering concerns making something out of what is at hand, while embodying the essence of the object . My subject matters present themselves to me as worthy of attention visually, nostalgically, and conceptually. mike-oshea.com