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September - October 2011


MICHAEL BISHOP

Istanbul & California



(L) Slammed Farsi, 2011, 135cm x 197cm, Industrial Pigment Ink Jet Print on Turkish industrial felt
(R) While You Were Away, 2005-2007, 42"h x 21.5"w x 12.75"d, cast ductile iron, cast yellow brass, fabricated Steel


SHOW DATES
September 10 - November 5, 2011

PREVIEW RECEPTION
Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 5-8 pm

SECOND SATURDAY RECEPTION
Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 6-9 pm

GALLERY HOURS
Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 5pm
And by appointment

SECOND SATURDAY WEEK ONLY
Friday 12-5pm

Michael Bishop has been living and working in Istanbul as a Fulbright Fellow for the past year. Well known for his studio and public practice, this is Bishop's first exhibitions at Skinner/Howard. The work includes recent digital prints on Turkish industrial felt from his studio in Istanbul and sculpture new to Sacramento.

At first glance, the Istanbul prints on felt seem miles apart from his work in California- constructed 3-dimentional pictures and free standing sculpture, the most recent of which have powder coated matt surfaces on aluminum and cast bronze. The photo images on felt however; provide the same anti reflective, light sucking, surface as the powder coat, underscoring Bishop's ongoing interest to still the moment. While the captured images used in both bodies of work flip from two dimensional in the felt work to three dimensional in the metal work, there is a fundamental consistency at play.

ARTIST PRESENTATION, Thursday, October 13 from 4 - 7pm at Skinner Howard Gallery
Istanbul & California
with Introduction by Scott Shields, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Chief Curator Crocker Art Museum

http://www.mbishopsculpture.com/gallery.html


Sacramento Bee, Sunday, September 18, 2011

Victoria Dalkey's Review of artist MICHAEL BISHOP'S ISTANBUL & CALIFORNIA


Installation Shots - Istanbul & California












The Substance of Nothing, Nuclear
Cast bronze, cast and fabricated aluminum, powder coat surface
54 x 38 x 14 inches
2011

Incommensurable Floating Exchange
Cast bronze, cast and fabricated aluminum, cast ductile iron, powder coat surface, large boat cast at the Kohler foundry
38 x 54 x 72 inches
2011

Salt
Pigment inkjet print on industrial felt.Printed at DIFO Lab Instanbul
Edition of 3
62 x 89 1/2 x 3/32 inches
2011