Brown Bag Lunchtime Talk: Michael Pinnix ‘95
Wednesday, April 12, Noon – 1pm, Glendening Annex
Free pizza or bring your own lunch
Michael Pinnix is an Artist House Artist-in-Residence: April 10 – May 12, 2017
Michael Pinnix’s artwork tends to combine stream of conscious imagination in a somewhat concrete world. Letting the image evolve over time, he is trusting and loyal to experimentation in media yet remains disciplined in established practices and techniques. When viewing his work, there is a sense of being pulled into the plane and then around the image – searching for meaning and clues as to what is being presented. His artwork is just that – artistic work. Work from an artist that works ideas and their stimuli to achieve something that is transmittable and able to be both questioned and understood through its own language. What seems to happen is that the more I create, the more likely a body of work builds itself out of my action in making them. Drawings, Painting and other imagery begin to group themselves and develop a meaningful and consistent line of thought. That line of thought is similar to how musicians, while manipulating instruments create a melody, a groove and a rhythm – that can, if the artist continues, will develop into a song. From perspective shifting landscapes, to man-animal-spirit figures, human portraiture and evolving symbolism comes a work that is strange, intriguing and beautiful in its’ own essence. Michael’s work is compelled by his studies in drawing and photography. He graduated from St. Mary’s College in 1995 and currently resides in Washington D.C. where he works in arts education.