August 4 – September 15 – A Man Walks Out of a Hole: The Power of Art to Reconnect

A Man Walks Out of a Hole:
The Power of Art to Reconnect
Work by Michael Fauerbach
Curated by Nat Thomas
August 4 – September 15, 2018

Walt Meade Gallery
Roxbury Arts Center
Closing Reception & Curator Talk: September 15, 2pm
Free and open to the Community

 

“Bracketing Michael Fauerbach’s life in the arts, this exhibit features
work from two life-defining periods: Michael’s return to civilian life
after military service in the mid-1960’s, and years later while
recovering from brain surgery.” – Nat Thomas, Exhibit Curator

 

About the Artist:
Michael Fauerbach was born and raised in the Bronx. In 1963 he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He chose to attend the School of Visual Arts to study illustration because he liked the figure. When the market fell out of favor towards illustration due to the popularity of photography, during his third year, Fauerbach made the switch to painting. After graduation, he painted during the day and loaded tractor-trailers for UPS at night until he was drafted into the Army. He served from 1964 through 1966 as a radio operator in Bamburg, Germany, and unofficially, as the unit sign painter.

Fauerbach was a founding member of the Rhino Horn Group of humanistic painters in the early 70s. In 2003, Fauerbach retired to his Denver, NY home. His work was exhibited in New York City, the Catskills, New Orleans, Jersey City and Medillin, Columbia. Primarily a painter, he also did sculpture and etchings. He drew his inspiration from the environments in which he lived. passed in 2011.