Everything is Blooming Most Recklessly

Work by Michael Velliquette

On view October 8 - November 10

Michael Velliquette is a mixed media artist known for his works with cut paper. These works engage the nature of matter, sensation, perception, reaction, and consciousness. Velliquette’s work insists on a new spiritual vocabulary—one that combines aspects of early 20th century formalism, and contemporary sensibilities about the handmade, with a visual lexicon he has developed over the past two decades. This vocabulary is bright, dense, ornamental, and is punctuated with recurring motifs such as hands, eyes, flowers, planets, serpents, mandalas, and smiley faces. Everything is Blooming Most Recklessly surveys a selection of his cut paper works form the past decade.

Velliquette has recently had solo shows at David Shelton Gallery, Houston, and DCKT Contemporary New York. His museum exhibitions include Slash: Paper Under the Knife at the Museum of Art and Design, New York; Art on Paper at the Weatherspoon Art Museum; and Psychedelic at the San Antonio Museum of Art. 
His work is in the collections of the Chazen Art Museum; Art Museum of South Texas; the Museum of Wisconsin Art; the Racine Art Museum; The Progressive Corporation; Western Bridge, Seattle; The John Michael Kohler Art Center; The State of Wisconsin; Boston Children’s Hospital and the San Antonio Museum of Art. He is a Faculty Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Please join us for a reception with the artist on Saturday, November 10th from 5 -7 in the cafe.

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