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” It Takes Two…”

Paintings by Nicole Shek and Joel Clifton

August 4 through August 27, 2017

Over the last 25 years, Michaelangelo Gallery has exhibited work of numerous emerging artists who have gone on to local and national success. We think we have found two more with this exhibit of work by Nicole Shek and Joel Clifton.

Nicole Shek is a recent graduate of UCSC and has been working at 17th Ave Studios where she met self-taught artist Joel Clifton. Together they have created paintings based on facial images and their own messages. You can see the evolution in Nicole’s work as it moves from representational form to abstraction, moving from powerful images to ethereal innuendo.

With a nod to the style of Basquiat and messages from Joel’s life experience, Joel Clifton has created his own fresh images that both challenge and amuse the viewer. Neither of these artist’s paintings should be missed – enjoy what is new and what is next for them. We welcome you to visit to experience the unmistakable energy in the work of these two new artists.

First Friday Opening: August 4, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. We also will have ¬†music “alfresco” and ¬†“Ate 3 one” food truck at the rear of our property.

Artist talk reception: August 19, 2017 from 4PM to 5PM.

Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sundays from 12 noon to 5PM or by appointment. Please call 831 566-3864 to access.

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