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Kristina Johnson, Director
Jehra Patrick, Founder

Creative Art Show
Michael Gaughan
May 5th-May 28th, 2023

"Creative Art Show" by Michael Gaughan is an exhibition of masterful watercolor paintings. In short, Gaughan's paintings are awesome. Confrontational and bold in some cases yet subtle and enigmatic in others. If you're not immediately struck by the technical skill used to create these clever compositions, then you could be consumed with an intense feeling or emotion gleaned by the work. Much like the punchline of a joke, Gaughan's pieces provoke reactions. "Creative Art Show" offers insight into the mind of an eccentric artist who explores the use of irony, exaggeration, and the absurdity of stating the obvious. This is a creative art show.⁣

Read exhibition essay here! 

Michael Gaughan (he/him) is a visual artist in Minneapolis with over 20 years experience as an exhibiting, performing, and teaching artist. Specializing in water-based media, his work embraces humor. Gaughan also produces public art, sculptures, and commercial illustrations. He earned his BFA at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (’02), a Master of Arts Education at the University of Minnesota (’04) and his MFA in Painting at San Francisco Art Institute (’14). ⁣⁣

Project support provided by the Visual Arts Fund, administered by Midway Contemporary Art with generous funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York.