New Exhibit by Michael Warrick Opens at Boswell Mourot Gallery

Michael Warrick stands by his sculpture, “Straight Lines on a Round World,” in front of the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock, which commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase Survey.

A new exhibit by Michael Warrick, award-winning professor of art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has opened at the Boswell Mourot Fine Art Gallery.

The exhibit will be on display from Feb. 5-26. “Michael Warrick: Faces/Figures” features five different series of sculptures exploring humanity and collective memory through portraiture and figurative expression.

The gallery will hold receptions for the show from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, and 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, with an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11.

“The show has new life-size and miniature cast bronze figures and aluminum portraits, numerous portraits in terra cotta clay, and wood fired porcelain plus a new series of cast Hydrocal, fiberglass, and latex-painted portraits,” Warrick said.

The life-size cast bronze works are a continuation of Warrick’s “Memento Mori” series that explores remembrances of people’s lives through objects, while the miniature figurative bronzes are full figures and partial figures of the “Vine” series.

This piece will be featured in the “Michael Warrick: Faces/Figures” exhibit.

In addition, Warrick’s “Memento-Mori” portraits are cast aluminum portraits that explore the meaning behind antique and forgotten personal objects.

“The electric kiln fired Terra Cotta clay pieces and the wood-fired porcelain pieces are a continuation of the ‘Fragmented Portrait’ series that are expressively glazed works,” he said. “The new cast Hydrocal, fiberglass, and latex-painted works are a series of works that explore similar approaches to the ‘Memento Mori’ series as they include various memory-based objects like doilies, keys, and buttons as a way to explore the meaning behind antique and forgotten personal objects from our lives.”

Boswell Mourot Gallery Fine Art Gallery is located at 1501 South Main Street, Suite H, in Little Rock. Contact Boswell Mourot Fine Art Gallery at 501-454-6969 to set up an appointment.

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