“Intersection – Dissection – Connection” @ BoxHeart

Published On March 9, 2016 | By Leah Kennedy | The Arts
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This spring, local artist Michael Walsh debuts his first solo exhibition since relocating to Pittsburgh last July.

At the early age of 25, Walsh founded the “Horizons” art gallery and design studio in his hometown, which fueled his desire for personal and professional growth–leading up to worldwide public art offerings, gallery exhibitions and hospitality designs.

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Walsh has been recognized across the globe for his wide range of skills and several renowned art exhibits, with featured exhibitions held at The National Archaeology Museum in Florence, Italy, to William Patterson University in New Jersey; to 1am Gallery in San Fran and Burning Man in Nevada.

He has also been featured in publications such as Make Magazine, “Graffiti Artist Makes It 3D,” and “The History of American Graffiti” by Roger Gastmann and Caleb Neelon.

The Pittsburgh native’s origin has undoubtedly sparked inspiration for his current works, as he fuses together theories of past and future to create sculpture and design elements influenced by Graffiti Art–his first love.

Projects presented in his latest series, “Intersection – Dissection – Connection,” feature artworks from his dynamic, years-in-the-making visual compositions.

Organized by owners Nicole Capozzi and Joshua Hogan of BoxHeart Gallery, Walsh’s new works focus on the critical conceptual shift that occurred when he began to diversify his practices within digital technology.

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The new project utilizes the skillsets he’s acquired, sharpened and perfected over two decades–including metal casting/fabrication, molding, painting, and 3D printing.

For his latest project’s creation, the artist experimented with multiple mediums on his 4-year journey, all of which have transcended his roots and influences. Within his new exhibit, his history and influence becomes conjoined with the Intersection between industrial and digital technologies; the end result, a series of high-res, chronological art pieces, with each work leading up to the next.

The Dissection of compositional elements can be easily emulated from one medium to the next, which ultimately creates the project’s Connection.

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Cosmic Carousel – Burning Man 2012

“Intersection – Dissection – Connection” will coincide with BoxHeart’s main gallery 2016 Artist of the Year exhibit,” Kal Mansur: New Valkyries.” The free opening artist reception will be held Saturday, March 26 from 5-8PM.

Additionally, Walsh’s exhibit will be on display from March 15-April 22 in BoxHeart’s 2nd floor Gallery. Hours and more info can be found on BoxHeart Gallery’s website.

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