Mike Dargas: Reflection of Dreams
1. Mike Dargas is known for his extraordinary skill in photorealistic painting
2. Featuring seven large-scale and two new smaller-scale oil paintings, including images of women gazing into mirrors and Dargas’ favored subject of flowing honey and chocolate over female faces
On July 11th, 2019, C24 Gallery will present two different exhibitions, one by Mike Dargas, known for his extraordinary skill in photorealistic painting, and the other by artists from Field Projects, an open platform, multidisciplinary gallery dedicated to diversity, that hosts over 15 on and off-site exhibitions of all sizes each year. Mike’s solo show, Reflection of Dreams will be installed in the ground floor gallery space, while the group show, Pool Party will take place in the gallery’s atrium, known as C24 Underground. The exhibitions will run through September 21st.
Reflection of Dreams consists of seven new large-scale and two new smaller-scale oil paintings, including images of women gazing into mirrors and Dargas’ favored subject of flowing honey and chocolate over female faces. His provocative, hyper-realistic style together with his meticulous attention to detail create a sense of immediacy that is textured and visceral. But a deeper look at his work reveals a fascination with intimacy, a kind of personal and private experience, conjured by an inflaming of the senses. His paintings, though extremely sensual, go beyond the erotic, towards an exploration of self-awareness and love, and a reinvigoration of innocence, genuine emotion and sacredness.