Paintings by Michael Katz Ursa Major Gallery

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Clouds Before the Storm, June 2011 Acrylic Mul;Ti Media 30" X40" © Michael Katz
Paintings by Michael Katz Ursa Major Gallery
Curated by: Lauri Marder

Deerfield Street
Shelburne Falls. , Ma.
December 16th, 2011 - January 31st, 2012
Opening: December 16th, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

United States
conceptual, modern


Paintings by Michael Katz Ursa Major Gallery

PAINTINGS BY MICHAEL KATZ URSA MAJOR GALLERY SHELBURNE FALLS MA Opening: Friday Dec 16, 7-9 pm Dec 16- Jan 31 Gallery Hours: Sat 10-4 Sun 1-5 And by appointment- tel 413-824-0502
Michael Katz's paintings create a dimension in the space of the canvas and events in color and form with movement, a microcosm in the two-dimensional world. Each canvas contains references which through the discipline of painting, Katz playfully orchestrates into a whole. His work is fresh and genuine, whether in abstract expressionist mode, figurative, or a blend of both.
Artist's Statement: “The artist is akin to the alchemist transforming mundane into transcendent as an alternative to the gross materialism and deadening conformity too present in our daily life. In my art I seek to communicate a sense of possibility, freedom, energy, and spontaneity as I weave symbols and a personal vocabulary into multimedia art pieces. I hope to communicate and invite viewers into the act of creation as they enter and share symmetry, vibrant color, organization and jazzy rhythms with me. My work is frequently suggestive of inner dynamism, mystical forms and elusive meanings that excite and linger just beyond the tip of the tongue.”
Michael Katz, M.A. Psy.D Dr. Katz has written two books on dreams, “Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light,” and “Tibetan Dream Yoga, the Royal Road to Enlightenment,” and lectures and teaches on this subject, using his research and studies to help others to achieve lucidity and awareness in dreaming. His career as a psychologist has helped him to put this work into a western context. He is also the author of a fiction book, “The White Dolphin,” which seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues, and a book of poetry, “The Crossing.”
The Ursa Major Gallery is a small eclectic gallery founded in 2010 with a focus on paintings and other works that have a clear connection to the artist’s development of inner life and vision. The direction is towards paintings, works on paper, multi-media pieces and performance of spoken art. It is located in Shelburne Falls MA at 1 Deerfield Street. Contact: website:
Fri, December 16, 7pm – 9pm GMT-05:00
Deerfield Street Shelburne Falls. Ma.
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