In Lust, Adultery and Murder, Michael Fenton brings biblical stories to life in his art. The lust, adultery and murder in the Bible story of David, Bathsheba and Uriah inspired the artist to paint a contemporary interpretation. Six drawings on panel complete the exhibition.
Hutson Gallery is proud to present Lust, Adultery and Murder, an exhibition of drawings and painting by Michael Fenton. Fenton brings biblical stories to life in his art. The lust, adultery and murder in the Bible story of David, Bathsheba and Uriah inspired the artist to paint a contemporary interpretation of it. Six drawings of graphite and color pencil on birch panel, entitled Crossing the River Styx, complete the exhibition. Michael Fenton was born in New York City in 1942 and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and received his M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. There he developed a foundation in abstract expressionism which guides his lifelong exploration of art even when it changed direction and dealt with more realistic imagery. After Cranbrook, the artist embarked on his career of painting and teaching art. Michael has taught for thirty-five years both on the high school and college level at institutions such as the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Herron School of Art, and Skidmore College. He is currently residing in Saratoga Springs, New York.