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Constructing Meanings: The Paintings of Michael Weisel

January 29­–March 21, 2015

Constructing Meanings: The Paintings of Michael Weisel is the first solo exhibition for this Columbus-based artist whose unique interpretation of everyday life is captured in nearly twenty bold, evocative and large-scale oil paintings and charcoal drawings on display in the ZMA’s Great Gallery.  Although the subject matter and its treatment is drawn from the artist’s life experiences and memories, Weisel is reluctant to attribute meaning to his work and prefers viewers to form their own interpretations. “I like the idea that a work can take on a life of its own,” says Weisel, “even if that life is far apart from my original intention. Each viewer standing in front of the work…may see or interpret that work in strikingly different ways than the next viewer.”

Member Preview Day Jan 29 10am–5pm
Gallery Talk Jan 29 6–6:30pm
Exhibition Opening Jan 29 6:30–8pm