A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery
126 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Tuesday – Sunday: 12-5
PAPER MOONS AND CARDBOARD SEAS
Mike Metger Collages
April 6 – 27, 2014
Artist Reception: Friday, April 11: 5-8 pm
With a new show of his recent works collage artist Mike Metzger is excited to be returning to the A.P.E. Gallery after four years of guzzling cooking wine from paper bags and sleeping in parks.
Mike was born, raised, but claims he never “grew up,” in Los Angeles where he studied history and art at UCLA, wrote and produced TV game shows and comedies, played guitar and sang in groups, “cowboy-ed” whenever he got the chance, and continued working on and exhibiting his collages. He and his wife, Ellen, moved to Chesterfield, MA. eleven years ago. He now divides his time between writing novels and assembling his collages in a cavernous basement populated with thousands of obscure images collected through the years, a “studio” aptly described in song by John Fogerty as a place with “tamborines and elephants playing in the band.”
Mike’s varied background is evidenced in his art work, themes running the gamut from the realms of childhood, wildlife, show business and art, coupled with a satirical, humorous and, overall, a genuine love for his cultural heritage.
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