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  Michael Paxton

Three Charcoal Lungs #2 (different installation view) Raw Reckoning, UIMA, 2019,

charcoal on paper, 72”x50” (each)

Concepts and Key Themes

Microsoft Word - Raw Reckoning introduction.docx

The opportunity to recall and contemplate how the art of one's early career contributed to one's later oeuvre is not often the subject of extensive series displayed to the public. Often, this is a personal assessment, a quiet review of why one's vision first emerged in its own idiosyncratic manner and how one's artistic practice manifested itself over time. Set additionally around the theme of the development of disease, the long-term lens into one's past takes on additional meaning, as art often mirrors and intermingles with life. Elements of predictability, and foreshadowing are hinted at as the consequences of early choices, as an artist, and ultimately in life are laid bare.

Raw Reckoning poses those questions with equal philosophical and painterly weight. Comprised of large-scale paintings, drawings, and sketchbooks, Paxton delves into a world where he has typically allowed the intuitive to take over, where, in regards to his early interest in drawing, he didn't have to think.


from:

Raw Reckoning
Catalog Essay by
Adrienne Kochman, PhD
Curator
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art



Artist's Bio

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full CV/resume     


https://www.oliviapetrides.com






MICHAEL K. PAXTON ONLINE LINKS


My website

https://www.michaelkpaxton.com/


Link to next one-person exhibition

Interpolation: New Large-scale Work by Michael K. Paxton

that 0pens at EAC Feb. 27, 2021-April 4, 2021

This link also has a Virtual Studio Interview


https://www.evanstonartcenter.org/exhibitions/interpolations-featuring-new-large-scale-work-michael-k-paxton


Link to website of documentary film

Work at Hand, Michael K. Paxton


https://www.workathandfilm.com/


Link to Linda Matney Gallery that represents my work


https://www.lindamatneygallery.com/artists#/michael-k-paxton



Links to Vimeo videos of wall drawings in process Dragline (A+D Gallery, Chicago) and Riven (Marshall University, WV)


https://vimeo.com/user5853863


https://vimeo.com/user5853863


Link to WVPBS Feature on my traveling installation

From Enoch to Strange Creek


https://vimeo.com/user5853863


Voyage Chicago Interview


http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-michael-k-paxton/


Artsy Page


https://www.artsy.net/linda-matney/artist/michael-k-paxton