Gallery Exhibition: reflect: NYC by Michael Steinbrick
Tickets: Free Admission
Box Office: (973) 313-2787
by Michael Steinbrick
Curated by Jeremy Moss
On Display: Monday, September 11 – Friday, November 24, 2017
Reception: Thursday, September 14 from 5-8PM
Michael Steinbrick’s paintings reflect a spiritual experience, a moment when a higher level of consciousness takes over the logical translation of what your eye is seeing. Influenced by the realists Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, and the photorealist Richard Estes, his paintings capture the quiet solitude of reflection on many levels, amid the frenetic happenings of everyday New York City.
His images tell a story, both obvious and subversive. They capture the beauty in the randomness of the ever-changing advertisements and street traffic below, while the reflections change that narrative. These are fleeting moments when various elements come together to create a harmonious blending of shape, pattern, form, and color.
Michael Steinbrick obtained his BFA from Montclair State University. He honed his craft abroad at the Constantijn Huygens Academie in Kampen, the Netherlands. After his schooling, he worked as a muralist and scenic designer in New York, New Jersey, and Chicago. It was during this time that he began to develop an interest in the city-scape.