STATEMENT
Mike's work is about memories and how we process them. Right out of college Mike took a job as the head mental health counselor of a locked psychiatric unit in Boston. He was responsible for hundreds of patient over a 2 year period and one crucial aspect that struck him was the incredible untold stories of these unknown lives that would only  be buried in that institution. So as an artist Mike felt compelled to preserve and tell these stories through my interactive installation.
Mike created an interactive installation that further explores and illustrates how the senses of vision, scent and sound can trigger specific memories of influential people from our past as a way to resurrect important memories of influential people.
We are shaped and influenced by the people who surround us from day one, an old friend, a grade school teacher, even a singular conversation with a stranger at an event can be powerful, but human nature dictates that even the most influential people fade from memory over time.
Mike places his portraits which are painted on wood in an enclosed plexiglass container filled with seawater that dissolves the portraits into pulp over time. Attached to the plexiglass container is an iPod filled with snippets of recorded conversation and music representative of the subject.
Also attached to the container is a box filled with a scent from the subject’s life, such as musty books, tobacco, cologne or a specific brand of gum.
As in real life our visual memories of even the most important people fade, Mike's portraits also disappear, leaving only the scents and sounds which serve as powerful memory triggers to remind us of that person’s existence and influence. There’s importance in never forgetting.
RESUME
2022 Group Show, San Francisco Art Fair, Fort Mason Art Center SF
2022 Group Show O'Hanlon Gallery Mill Valley, CA
2021 Group Show, BG Art Gallery, Los Angeles
2020 Group Show MVVO Art Show New York City,
2020 Group Show San Francisco San Francisco Art Fair
2019 Group Show New York City, Digital MVVO Art Show
2019 Group Show, Los Angeles Art Show at LA Convention Center
2019 Accepted, RAW Art Show, San Francisco
2018 Group Show, Sotheby's NYC MVVO Art Show
2018 Accepted, stARTup Art Fair San Francisco, CA
2018 Group Show, BG Art Gallery, Oval,
2017 Accepted,  Saatchi The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn
2017 Solo Show, Wine Kitchen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Solo Show, First Person Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 Solo Show, Small Stories, Elsewhere Gallery, Fairfax, CA 
2015 Group Show Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Solo Show, Spring Street Studios, New York, NY
Group Show, Dutfield Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show The Copley Society, Boston, MA
Publication, Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 18 .
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