August 4th – October 28th, 2018
Brown Bag Artist Talk: August 22nd
Reception: Friday, September 7th, 6-8PM
Michael Shemchuk is a self-taught mixed media artist. His work reflects his love of design, process, and visual communication. Shemchuk uses both paint and collage by combining color, line, and composition to create layered textured surfaces exploring the shift to a paperless culture. What does this shift mean to an archive? Shemschuck’s artistic process of layering and unlayering unfolds a cultural narrative and is itself an archive of paper remnants such as outdated tech manual, hand written notes, or an old utility bill. This work traces lives lived leaving us to ponder what it may mean when these vestiges are no longer visible.
November 30th-December 21st, 2018
Reception: Saturday, December 1st.
Art exhibition and installation
headfake 1 & 2 2-20×20 mixed media
S K U L L
Group show curated by Gwenna Howard & Pamela Skinner
October 12, 2017 – November 4, 2017
Video of Skull Group Show
Skull Show Review
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by visual artist Nicholas Wilton in my studio last month. Our discussion covered many topics including inspiration, resource, and process. The interview will be posted in early October on Nicholas Wilton’s membership-only website, Art2LifeAcademy.com. Thrilled to be a part of the Art2Life community.
Please join me at Jen Tough Gallery on July 30, 2017 for a discussion of work in the current Earthly Evidence show.
Thrilled to be exhibiting with Carol and Mark in this show at Jen Tough. Hope you get a chance to visit.
Earthly Evidence is a small invitational group show featuring work by Carol Dalton, Mark Eanes and Michael Shemchuk. Not to be missed, these Bay Area artists have exhibited together before but not for years. Each artist works with found materials including paper, maps, old text books, and other ephemera mixed with paint and mediums …. creating layers of “Earthly Evidence”. Show will run until Sunday, August 6. Check https://jentough.gallery for gallery hours.
tags 48″ x 86″
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact Natalie @email@example.com
Dates: June 17-18 2017
Mixed Media Workshop
“Abstraction by Design” A mixed media workshop given by Michael Shemchuk(Shem).
Shemchuk is a SF Bay Area artist who is represented by several fine art galleries.He shows his work internationally. His mixed media abstractions combine the use color, line, textures and composition to enable a pictorially designed space that is layered with both a visual meaning and an undeniable intentionality.
The Exercise: We will be working on a diptych:Duets.(Two separate panels synced to work as one linear piece).The focus here is to simplify and un-clutter. To create ,within the square, a surface with fine textures, limited color and delicate line(marks). The materials (mediums) we use are also limited: Paper, paint (6 colors) & graphite. Students in this work shop will not only be employing their painting and collage skills, but will also be applying their design, balance and layout skills as well.
NOTE: Class size limited to 8 students
WHEN: June 17-18 2017
WHERE: Pence Gallery Davis CA
tags 0117L/R 2- 44″x 48″: Was commissioned by TMG partners SFCA .
Installed @ 1330 Broadway ,Oakland CA (Lobby)
Email me thru contact page for notices of future workshops.
A Speakeasy artist forum was held on October 29,2016 at Shem’s East Bay Studio. Attend by a group of talented artists and designers,in which we discussed our current projects and artworks