Tuesday, January 29, 2008











""Still Standing" New Works by Michael Banks" (01/26/2008)




"Still Standing" New Works by Michael BanksDates: January 26, 2008 through February 17, 2008 Time: Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm and Sunday 12:00 - 5:00pmLocation: 211 East First Street Sanford, FL Description: Contemporary outsider artist Michael Banks has taken the folk art world by storm. He makes his Florida debut in a show coinciding with African American History month. His signature medium is a layer of roofing tar on wood into which he scratches an outline of figures, animals or flowers and then paints over with vivid colors. After having sell out shows in Chicago, New York and Atlanta, Banks brings a collection of new work speaking to his struggle and ultimate recovery from growing up in the Alabama projects and combatting a family history of addiction. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, January 26 from 6 - 9pm.Image Art to the Right: Scope of Life
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Friday, January 4, 2008

Another clip from interview with Michael Banks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbZGXJ7A8HA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5d6oVZ1Upg
Interview done for Year of Alabama Arts Artist of the Month (October 2007)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

video

Example of people who collect my work. This clip shows a little humor of Michael Banks. I don't take myself that serious neither does she.


This is art on tar. Merely another extension of what I do with surface. Like I said creating art is a neverending invention. Interesting huh?

As whymsical as it gets for me. Oil and wax painting 2006.


This painting represents the day after a dream. Try not to meditate on this one too long...