This Friday Evening…

Gallery 446 in Palm Springs

presents

HINKLE MODERNE

a solo exhibition for the Palm Springs native

Michael Hinkle

Artist Statement:

Visual Artist, Michael Hinkle

“I have been chasing the art my entire life. As a young boy growing up in the Palm Springs area I remember being pulled out of school for day trips to Los Angeles area museums. I was obsessed with cartoons, drawing, photography, television, and magazines. My parents encouraged my creative side and supported my need to express myself by buying art supplies and letting me turn my bedroom into an artists studio littered with drawings, magazine clippings, and experimental works-in-progress.

            I have been modeling for photographers for over 20 years and have collected a catalogue of images that I often use for my self-portrait figurative paintings. Most of the early paintings were experimental, but from my first piece to the latest work, whether figurative, floral, or architectural they are all connected and involve a similar process. Words like love, and symbols such as my birth year (1969 and 69), tally marks, and my initials are reoccurring graffiti-like elements in all of the paintings. The paintings are moments in time and they are autobiographical.

            The process of creating the imagery and making a new painting is unpredictable. I have to approach the ideas with the understanding that I need to be open to allowing the unknown to guide me. I feel lucky when a new work is completed because many things need to fall into place for it to be right and balanced.

My art attempts to spin artifacts of memory, censorship, and eroticism into impressions of dynamic beautiful obfuscation. Inspiration for my paintings is derived from the human body, architecture, photography, color, lines, rhythm, nature, media, and aspects of contemporary culture. The paintings are multilayered and complicated, just like us. I am trying to push the boundaries, and create something new and interesting as a presentation of the world I live in.” – via michaelhinkle.com

About the Exhibition:

“My art attempts to spin artifacts of memory, censorship, and eroticism into impressions of dynamic beautiful obfuscation. Inspiration for the “Moderne” paintings is derived from architecture, photography, color, lines, mid-century design, music, nature, and aspects of contemporary culture. The resulting paintings are multilayered and complicated just like human beings. I am trying to push the boundaries, and create something new and interesting as a presentation of the world we live in.” – via Michael Hinkle

Vital Information:

Who: Michael Hinkle

What: HINKLE MODERNE

When: Friday, January 27th

Where: Gallery 446 

Address: 446 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA

Age: All 

Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Part of Proceeds Go Towards:

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