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A Journey Round My Skull

Mike Everette

April 13 - May 5, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, April 13

My work carries strong political, social, and philosophical undertones and is informed by a deep respect for the works of Goya, Kathe Kollwitz, Alfred Hrdlicka, and Sue Coe. Having studied Illustration, my work attempts to use the specific visual language of the illustrated image in order to deal with complex issues such as the nature of life, power, God, and death, and to present these issues in a way which can be understood. The use of and juxtaposition of symbols, tone, mark-making, and imagery is prevalent and adds a visual interest which is intended to draw the viewer into the dark, often surreal imagery contained within the images. Image Detail: Procession, Etching, “2”x11-3/4”, 2011