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Michael Staniak: IMG_

Summer 2015

 

IMG_ is the first solo museum exhibition of Melbourne-based Michael Staniak, an artist whose paintings intentionally confuse the digital with the handmade, scrutinizing the role of technology today. Staniak’s paintings’ uncanny texture, trompe l’oeil effects, and hyper-saturated pigments can appear as flat when viewed online, or even as if created by 3-D printers or Epson inkjets. However, the work is entirely made by hand; the viewer is required to experience the work in person—IRL—to fully understand its complex physical depth.