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Michael B. Platt - The Back Forty: Part II

Prints, Drawings, Paintings and Installations

Washington D. C. artist, Michael B. Platt is a visual storyteller. A magician with common art materials—charcoal, pencil, paint and ink, and more recently the computer—his work both celebrates and challenges the human condition creating powerful and thought provoking images. The figure is his subject and his keen sense of observation, coupled with strong personal concerns, presents the viewer with images filled with pain and anger, with joy and hope, with redemption and concerns for changes to make. Platt’s work speaks of social and economic injustice, and of lessons to learn. He is a visual historian whose insights into the past, the present and the future leave us pondering the veracity of the past and the power to change the future.

—Peggy Feerick

Exhibition Dates:
January 20, 2004 - February 18, 2004
Johnson Center and Fine Arts Galleries

Monday, February 9th
Artist's Talk 4:30 pm, Harris Theatre
Reception 5:30 - 7:00 pm, Johnson Center Gallery

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