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Michael Angelis’s cityscape oil paintings unsettle the conventions of landscape and urban painting, focusing on fleeting moments of infrastructural development rather than sublime natural scenery or monumental architecture. Angelis frequently depicts construction sites in transition, an interest that developed out of his watching the radical transformation and redevelopment of the urban landscape near his studio in New Haven, Connecticut. The artist strikes a balance between the order and chaos of a site, rendering the rigid concrete structures in careful detail while allowing the scale of the unfinished infrastructure to overwhelm his canvases. Angelis also paints skies; in these works, the fleeting lighting conditions echo and augment his compositions’ ephemeral subjects.

Exhibitions

2016 Wonderland, No. 6 Depot, W. Stockbridge, MA
5th CT Printmakers Invitational, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2015 Holiday Exhibition, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery, New Haven, CT
Ball and Socket Arts Center Fundraiser Exhibit, Cheshire, CT
2014 New Paintings, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery, New Haven, CT
Cityscapes, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
Holiday Exhibition, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
2013 Holiday Exhibition, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Tuesday Night Drawing, Stony Creek, CT
Lunch with Olympia on the Green, New Haven, CT
City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
Intimated Horizons, Keyes Gallery, Stony Creek, CT
Handful of Art, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
Local Industry, Seton Gallery, New Haven, CT
Small Works, Institute Library, New Haven, CT
Solo Exhibition, Greenwell Coffee, New Haven, CT
2012 City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
Urban Era, Rockwell Gallery, Ridgefield, CT
23 Duets, Kehler-Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT
Urban Landscapes Solo Exhibit, Gateway Gallery, New Haven, CT
Sound Influence II, New Haven Arts Council, New Haven, CT
The Grove Co-working Space, New Haven, CT
2011 City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
Gorky’s Granddaughter, West Cove Studios and Gallery, West Haven, CT
2010 New Haven Landscapes Solo Exhibit, Lulu’s Coffee Shop, New Haven, CT
New Haven Review, One Whitney Gallery, New Haven, CT
95 Artists, Umbrella Gallery, New York, NY
Governor’s Island Art Fair, Governor’s Island, New York, NY
City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
2009 New Paintings Solo Exhibit, 116 Crown Restaurant, New Haven, CT
City Wide Open Studios, New Haven, CT
2004 Morphology, Kaiser Gallery, Byfield, MA
2002 Casola Gallery, Peekskill, NY
Artworks Gallery, Mamaroneck, NY
Vision 2001, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, NY
2001 Nuyorktricity Arts Festival, Kino’s Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY
2000 Senior Thesis Exhibition, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Fence 2000, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
Creative Visions Gallery, Rockport, MA

About Michael Angelis

Michael Angelis’s oil paintings unsettle the conventions of landscape and urban painting, focusing on fleeting moments of infrastructural development rather than sublime natural scenery or monumental architecture. Angelis frequently depicts construction sites in transition, an interest that developed out of his watching the radical transformation and redevelopment of the urban landscape near his studio in New Haven, Connecticut. The artist strikes a balance between the order and chaos of a site, rendering the rigid concrete structures in careful detail while allowing the scale of the unfinished infrastructure to overwhelm his canvases. Angelis also paints skies; in these works, the fleeting lighting conditions echo and augment his compositions’ ephemeral subjects.

American, b. 1977, New Haven, CT, United States, based in New Haven, CT, United States

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