Paul Michael: “Millennial Pause” at CT State Community College – Middlesex’s Pegasus Gallery.
Opening Reception on Tuesday November 21, 4:00-6:00pm.
A millennial pause can be described as a short delay before speaking on camera, often associated with Generation Y. In this moment of transformation, a person can go from version of themselves to another. This exhibition examines the space between what is known and what is shown.
Paul Michael’s work questions what it means to know another person and how mediation can complicate this. Portraiture is a means of capturing a person’s likeness. When we record a video, our image is reflected back to us and broadcast to the outside world. This dual image, somewhere between a reflection and a projection is integral to his work. Using printmaking, video, and drawing, Michael explores how technology can simultaneously foster both connection and isolation.
Michael’s recent work has been included in exhibitions at Five Points Gallery (Torrington, C.T.), Atlantic Gallery (New York, N.Y.), Jill Krutick Fine Art (Mamaroneck, N.Y.), the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Norwalk, C.T.), the William Benton Museum of Art (Storrs, C.T.), the CICA Museum (South Korea), and the Newport Art Museum (Newport, R.I.). Michael is the gallery manager of the Lyme Art Association and an adjunct professor at Middlesex Community College, University of Connecticut, and Eastern Connecticut State University. He received a MFA and Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration from the University of Connecticut as well as a BFA from Lyme Academy of Art. See more of his work at: www.spaulmichael.com.