IFA guest artist Michael Ezzell featured in GoLocalProv

Excited to see that Michal Ezzell, one of the guests in Imago's current exhibit, got covered by Michael Rose in this week's GoLocal Prov at: https://www.golocalprov.com/lifestyle/artist-to-know-michael-ezzell-inside-art-with-michael-rose


Michael Ezzell is a painter and printmaker living and working in Providence, RI. Originally from the Midwest, he received his Illustration degree from the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA. Ezzell’s work explores esoteric symbolism and mysticism, weaving characters and icons from mythology and folklore into new narratives and worlds.


In the statement describing his work, he says, "I am heavily influenced by the symbolism and mysticism of Greek and Roman mythology, especially the meanings we attribute to iconography and how its common language can navigate through time and reality. I distort familiar characters and stories by weaving in personal interpretations and symbolism to create new worlds, influenced but not identical to the world I already inhabit. I also employ repetition, elongation and pattern to skew the human perception of time and reality. Time is the story in front of you laid out in a frame, measured by the passing of imagery and repetition of pattern. Reality is the skewed nature of that imagery: what you see is not what is real, but what is what I want you to see as real. Our minds are portals to other worlds and my work seeks to bridge them.




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