May 8 -
June 11 Opening reception
Saturday, May 8, 4 - 6 pm.
current work relies on iconic military imagery which he translates into
hand-carved sculptures, dioramas, and drawings as “Gestures of Resistance”.
These “gestures” are sometimes whimsical, sometimes satirical, and often
personal and autobiographical. He ironically combines images of weapons
with flowers. Millspaugh’s arsenal is stocked with gardening tools and art
supplies: rifles are transformed into garden hoes, cartridge/bullet belts
into pencil holders. He says: “I think it is possible to have a sense of
humor but still be disciplined and serious about making work.”
Michael Millspaugh was born
and raised in Schenectady,
He received his B.S. in Fine Art-Sculpture from the College
of St. Rose,
and also attended the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. His work has been
shown in many exhibitions, including “Fresh”, at North Main Gallery, Salem,
“American Bliss” at the Saratoga County Arts Council; “Armed”, at the
Mandeville Gallery at UnionCollege,
as well as group shows at Albany Center Galleries, and Rusty Mat Cutter
Gallery, Glens Falls.
His awards include a S.O.S. Grant form the NY Foundation for the Arts. He
currently lives and works in Schenectady.
This exhibition is funded in
part by Glens Falls National Bank and the New York State Council on the
Arts, a state agency. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are
Tuesday through Friday ,
and all other times by appointment. The Courthouse Gallery is located at
the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada
and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George,
For more information call (518) 668-2616,
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