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Michael Sokolis: Balancing Act
On Exhibit in our Montecito Gallery
November 4, 2006 through January 11, 2007

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Reception

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2006
FROM 5 - 7PM
1266 COAST VILLAGE ROAD, MONTECITO, CA

A Few Words About This Exhibit

With an eye for elegant form and graceful line, Michael Sokolis creates dreamlike scenes of contemporary life far above the cityscape. The viewer shares the aerial perspective of characters in precarious circumstances. Echoing the dramatic flair of a film still, we glimpse the psychological terrain of these mysterious men and women. The realistically painted figures hold aloft briefcases, shoes, or other objects as they traverse a tightrope over the urban environment.

Like a high wire acrobatic act, an element of mystical performance suffuses these compositions. A master of the subtleties of glazing, this artist creates a sense of mystery in the shifting pastel colors of sunset and sunrise. Sokolis focuses on the ability of individuals to find magical inner resources that enable them to cope with the challenges of achieving balance in the carnival of modern life.

Michael Sokolis studied art at California State College-Long Beach, and he lived in the South for many years before returning to the West Coast in 1998. His paintings are exhibited in Nashville and Atlanta as well as the Los Angeles area, and his work is represented in significant collections throughout the country. His “Balancing Act” series offers complex and beautiful paintings that reflect our collective psyche.

Nancy Clare Caponi
Director of Contemporary Art

About the Artist

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