James Michaels (1945-)
White Life, 1987, oil and acrylic on canvas
Popeye Picasso, 2005, oil, acrylic, and fabric on canvas
November 17, 2018 – March 3, 2019
It’s not all Western at the James Museum! Our second special exhibition features the Pop Expressionist and Painterly Realism paintings by Tampa Bay artist James Michaels. Inspired by popular culture, childhood memories, and life experiences, Michaels’ colorful canvases are visually bold and boldly personal. Included in his works are art history references alongside depictions of classic toys and cartoons, showing his range of contrasting influences. This one-man exhibition showcases Michaels’ ability and vision to work in a variety of styles over his decades-long career.