“The Art of Politics” Artist Talk
with Michael Fischerkeller
Thursday, September 29, 7:00 pm
Michael Fischerkeller — the artist behind “The Art of Politics,” currently on view at The Art League — will share the details of his process, the ideas behind his exhibit, and the responses and stories it has elicited. Please join us for an artist talk on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 pm!
About the exhibit: Through a street art aesthetic, artist Michael Fischerkeller offers a commentary on today’s political, economic, and social issues. His stark yet elegant paintings span large canvases, the size and weight consistent with the gravity of the issues to which they speak. Using acrylic spray paint, a street artist’s medium, Fischerkeller boldly and symbolically relays his message, as the “street” is most often and most deprived of social justice.
Fischerkeller holds a BA and M.Phil. from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Ohio State University. He is a self-taught artist, having developed his own technique through the use of digital image manipulation, stencils, and acrylic spray paint. Fischerkeller found his way into the visual arts just three years ago, and has already found widespread success. His work has been shown throughout the United States in group and solo exhibitions. He’s currently a member of The Art League, the Torpedo Factory Artists Association, and the Washington Project for the Arts.