Chromophobia - The Art of Michael Banks
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About the Event
Michael Banks returns to Historic Downtown Sanford, Fl for the premier of a new collection of artwork at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art gallery. Banks’ art calls the viewer into the depths of their subconscious for a surreal display of portraiture and iconography.
Exhumed from the box of traditional material, Banks utilizes liquid tar, knives, and found wood to create fervent compositions. Wilted flowers, descending angels, a piercing gaze and the reoccurring Anubus-like creature are frequent sights in the world of Michael Banks. Mortality and rising hopes are recurrent motifs.
Michael Banks was born in 1972 to a single mother in a housing project in northern Alabama. As a child, Banks loved to draw and paint on anything he could find. His mother both encouraged him to make art and warned of the difficulties. He created in obscurity until 1992 when his mother died.
This free event coincides with Sanford's monthly Art Walk and Food Truck Fiesta.