DECEMBER 4-19 • THE MINE FACTORY
These recent works are a personal exploration of the landscape and our structures upon and within them as a temporal experience, or an almost febrile hallucination. Like drifting through our own lives as visitiors, we long for an understanding of where we are and where we have been. Using marks and lines, shape and color, with texture to recreate a memory of a place that may be real or imagined, Michael attempts to capture the sensory memories and feelings of an experience within a specific place. Working on multiple pieces at a time, slowly adding and subtracting, marks and layers, until the image becomes it’s own truth and it’s own memory.
Michael Lotenero has been working as a painter for over 20 years. His work can be found in numerous corporate and private collections, and has been exhibited in various galleries and museums throughout the country including The Carnegie Musueum of Art, The Austin Museum of Digital Art, The Westmoreland Museum of Art, UICA/Michigan, and The Mattress Factory.
Recent projects include large-scale works for The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, and commissioned work for The New York Pro Surf Competition and The Quiksilver Pro France.
Lotenero's work has been featured prominently on the sets of several feature films and televison series, including Trouble With The Curve (Clint Eastwood), The Last Witch Hunter (Vin Diesel), and HBO’s Banshee.
He divides his time living and working in Pittsburgh, and Brooklyn, New York.