August 5th, 2014


Michael Kessler‘s has called New Mexico home for several decades, building a life there with his family and his art. Recently, he has migrated North to Utah, where he has a cabin, surrounded by the grandeur that is Southern Utah’s nature.

We recently heard from Mr. Kessler, “I just want to paint the sky.” Indeed, that is what he is focusing on in a new series of works entitled “Seabed” and “Skyword.” Gallery MAR is fortunate to have a selection of the new series for our guests to view in our front gallery.

The new paintings are a combination of media that is painted wet in wet. The works are on paper, and soaked with acrylic medium, essentially transforming the paper into acrylic itself. Mr. Kessler allows the paint to move and shape the painting, following the direction that the medium moves him.