Studies for New Monuments presents a recent series of gouaches by Michael Velliquette. An accompanying essay by Evan J. Garza describes these new works as "vaguely representational, geometrically abstract forms imbued with symbolic and architectural significance."
MICHAEL VELLIQUETTE (b. 1971 Sandusky, OH) is a mixed media artist known for his densely detailed and dimensionally complex paper sculptures, installations, and drawings. He has recently had solo shows at DCKT Contemporary, the David Shelton Gallery, and the John Michael Kohler Art Center (Sheboygan). His museum exhibitions include Slash: Paper Under the Knife at the Museum of Art and Design (New York); Art on Paper at the Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro), Psychedelic at the San Antonio Museum of Art. He was recently included in the books Beasts! Volume 2, published by Fantagraphics, and PaperCraft and Papercraft 2 published by Gestalten. His work is in the collections of The Progressive Corporation; Western Bridge, Seattle; The John Michael Kohler Art Center; The State of Wisconsin; Boston Children’s Hospital and the San Antonio Museum of Art.