Michelle Osman is best known for her oil paintings of storm clouds that eddy and churn over narrow slices of land and screen printed grids of architectural plans. Using thin layers of oil paint (in the tradition of Renaissance artists), Osman’s clouds verge on the hyperreal.
Painted from photo references, each cloud formation is a specific memory experience. For Osman, the subject must refer to something over and beyond its manifest self; the sky is both an arena for distraction, meditation and reprieve from the day to day.
Currently, Osman has work in the Second Annual Juried Exhibition at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin and is preparing for a solo show at E.L. Wiegand Gallery at the Churchill Arts Council of Fallon, Nevada.
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