Date of this Version
SHELDON MEMORIAL ART GALLERY, NEBRASKA ART ASSOCIATION, April 4- June 25, 2006
Mike Cloud was born in 1974. He received a BFA from the University of Illinois-Chicago and studied at Yale University, where he received his MFA in 2003. He has had solo exhibitions at the Max Protetch Gallery in 2003, 2004, and 2006. His work has been featured in National Projects at PSl Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City and in Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem. He lives and works in Brooklyn.
"So a lot of painting for me is just trying to find out what is believable and what kinds of painting can be honestly generated."
"The work of art is a specific experience embodied in particular aesthetic form that is appropriate to that particular experience."
"The subject of a map is what it maps; the subject of a chart is what it charts. So I feel the chart form ... is a good one to put painting into because it has this ability to nail down a subject. Once nailed down, it's' easier to figure out what we believe or don't believe about its relationship to other things."
"Extremes oan be seen in the paintings, perhaps extremes of intuition and logio. I think of the extremes as being those of conceptualitt and physicality, the physical and the mental, or the physical and the metaphysical. The act of painting, for me, is about constantly proposing arid denying that opposition."