Michael Zelehoski lives in Lee, MA, and works from a studio in Pittsfield, MA. His work, as Michael puts it, “involves the collapse of three-dimensional objects and structures into two-dimensional picture planes,” as in this untitled piece from 2009, a mixed media assemblage with piano keys, found wood and acrylic.
The two-dimensional forms retain much of the energy and character of the three-dimensional objects that preceded them, but they become wonderfully abstract and mysterious at the same time.
Michael’s work, available for view on his website and for purchase through the acclaimed Ferrin Gallery in Pittsfield, MA, is gaining more and more robust interest from galleries and collectors both inside the Berkshires and beyond. He made his New York solo exhibition debut at Christina Ray gallery in Soho, September 9 – October 10, 2010.
Michael’s studio practice obviously depends on some fairly heavy duty equipment to create such works out of used furniture, pianos, etc. He has begun investing his working capital funds in material and equipment upgrades that will allow him to continue and advance his innovative body of work, and keep the local Home Depot staff busy.