Currently on view:
The work of local artist, Michel Delgado, will be on view at The Studios of Key West from March 31 through April 13, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 1 from 6-8 pm.
This new body of work was inspired by Delgado’s travels and the time he spent working in a Chicago studio last summer. A collection of mixed media pieces created in Delgado’s direct, powerful style – the exhibition is filled with intense colors, crisply painted shapes, and images which evoke a childlike wonder and simplicity.
“Key West provides a diversity of ethnicity and intellect that fascinates me,” says Delgado, “The island is a source of great creative energy.”
The collection will fill the Armory main hall with a world of brilliant colors, fantastical figures, and mystical animals. Delgado’s bold artistic voice reaches out to his audience openly and honestly, and he creates a space where the viewer can explore the subtleties of memory and time, solitude and silence, as well as joy, learning and love.
“I am constantly inspired by the mysterious and things that I don’t know,” says Delgado, “I paint straightforward narratives, stories of my journey and memories of everyday experiences.”
Born in Senegal on the west coast of Africa, Michel Delgado has lived in Key West for the past eighteen years. Delgado is a self-taught artist who was awarded the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists in 2004. His work is found in numerous private collections worldwide, and has been shown at the Miami Art Museum and galleries throughout the country.
The public is invited to view Delgado’s exhibition, “Saying A Lot Quietly,” from March 31 through April 13. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 1 from 6 to 8 pm. For details, please contact The Studios of Key West at 296-0458.
“Saying A Lot Quietly” is generously sponsored by Bad Boy Burrito and is made possible courtesy of Lucky Street Gallery.