A Life of Art – A Retrospective
Opening Night: Saturday, April 8, 6:00 – 9:00pm
54 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ -Held-over at Monmouth University in 2016, a large collection of Michael Malpass’ work will be on exhibit at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council.
His vast body of work centers around the sphere. Crafted of up-cycled objects and materials, many of Malpass’ creations are a blend of found objects that have been transformed by either forging or slicing on a bandsaw. The industrial shapes are composed of iron, steel, brass, bronze and copper.
“In my work there is an element of discovery, for what I do is take what people have discarded, change the objects, rearrange objects, weld objects and grind the objects to fit a sphere. I recycle but also elevate. The scrap is given importance because it becomes part of the whole and visually interlocks with the adjoining shape. It is, in a small way, revitalization.” – Michael Malpass
“Up from the earth the iron sang like a song from the moon.” -- Betty Parsons, Betty Parsons Gallery
The opening reception will feature a film, Michael Malpass, the story of his art, told by his family. The film will be replayed at the Arts Council on Sunday 3/10 at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00.
This exhibit will be on display through April 23 at Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, 54 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Monday – Closed
Wednesday – 1:00-7:00
Thursday – 1:00-4:00
Friday – 1:00-7:00
Saturday – 10:00-7:00
Sunday – 11:00-3:00
The AHAC is a nonprofit organization who’s mission is to “strengthen community through the arts’. This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.