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Michel S. Demanche

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Michel S. Demanche Mr. Hopper_s Neighbor Watches in Her World
Mr. Hopper's Neighbor Watches in Her World
 
Michel S. Demanche The Yellow King
The Yellow King
 
Michel S. Demanche Blue is Blowing Up a Storm
Blue is Blowing Up a Storm
 
Michel S. Demanche Ruby is becoming Digital Dust
Ruby is becoming Digital Dust
 
Michel S. Demanche Meds for 1 is pleasant for others
Meds for 1 is pleasant for others
 
Michel S. Demanche National Geographic and viral return
National Geographic and viral return
 
Michel S. Demanche America Still
America Still
 
Michel S. Demanche America Still - House 1
America Still - House 1
 
Michel S. Demanche Tagged Trees-1_26
Tagged Trees-1_26
 
Michel S. Demanche Tagged Trees-15_52
Tagged Trees-15_52
 
Michel S. Demanche Tagged Trees-19_6b
Tagged Trees-19_6b
 
Michel S. Demanche Tagged Trees-9_36
Tagged Trees-9_36
 
Michel S. Demanche Tom and Betty Connect the Dots _ greeting
Tom and Betty Connect the Dots : greeting
 
Michel S. Demanche Tom and Betty Connect the Dots _ Tapestry 3 K
Tom and Betty Connect the Dots : Tapestry 3 K
 
Michel S. Demanche Tapestry 2- Contrary Mary
Tapestry 2- Contrary Mary
 
Michel S. Demanche Tom and Betty Connect the Dots _ Tapestry 6 Pie rex
Tom and Betty Connect the Dots : Tapestry 6 Pie rex
 
Michel S. Demanche Tom and Betty Connect the Dots _ Tapestry 4-2
Tom and Betty Connect the Dots : Tapestry 4-2
 
Michel S. Demanche Tom and Betty Connect the Dots _ Tapestry 3
Tom and Betty Connect the Dots : Tapestry 3
 
Michel S. Demanche MR Hopper_s Dress Up Day - A
MR Hopper's Dress Up Day - A
 
Michel S. Demanche MR Hopper_s Lane 2
MR Hopper's Lane 2
 
Michel S. Demanche MR. Hopper_s Lane 3
MR. Hopper's Lane 3
 
Michel S. Demanche MR. Hopper_s Lane 4
MR. Hopper's Lane 4
 
Michel S. Demanche MR. Hopper_s Lane 5
MR. Hopper's Lane 5
 
Michel S. Demanche Mr Hopper_s Dress Up Day -J
Mr Hopper's Dress Up Day -J
 
Michel S. Demanche Mr Hopper_s Lane 1
Mr Hopper's Lane 1
 
Michel S. Demanche Mr Hopper_s Neighbor - Twisted
Mr Hopper's Neighbor - Twisted
 
Michel S. Demanche Mr Hopper_s Neighbor Sees Dress Up
Mr Hopper's Neighbor Sees Dress Up
 
Michel S. Demanche Mr Hopper_s Neighbor Waiting For Her Surprise
Mr Hopper's Neighbor Waiting For Her Surprise
 
Michel S. Demanche Mr. Hopper_s Neighbor 4
Mr. Hopper's Neighbor 4
 
Michel S. Demanche Mr. Hopper_s Neighbor Joins Dress Up
Mr. Hopper's Neighbor Joins Dress Up
 
Michel S. Demanche Mr. Hopper_s Neighbor at Dress Up 2
Mr. Hopper's Neighbor at Dress Up 2
 
Michel S. Demanche Mr. Hopper_s Playroom
Mr. Hopper's Playroom
 
Michel S. Demanche My Mind Wanders At Mr. Hopper
My Mind Wanders At Mr. Hopper's
 
Michel S. Demanche One Can Only Play So Long At Mr. Hopper_s
One Can Only Play So Long At Mr. Hopper's
 
Michel S. Demanche Out From the Third Floor at Mr. Hopper_s
Out From the Third Floor at Mr. Hopper's
 
Michel S. Demanche The Yellow King Calls
The Yellow King Calls
 
Michel S. Demanche Viral Germination and Ruby
Viral Germination and Ruby
 

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Michel S. Demanche

Michel S. Demanche

Michel S. Demanche Biography

 Michel Demanche defines herself as an artist whose work deals with perception, illusion, and memory. In the words of critic and writer, Wade Wilson, she is a storyteller whose work addresses the commonalities of everyday life in her native Texas, Maryland where she currently lives, and indeed in the United States at large. Technically, Michel’s art falls clearly within the style of the North Texas School of art made famous by Robert Rauschenberg. She regularly combines traditional photography, printmaking, painting, drawing and handmade papers in her compositions which are two-dimensional or fully three-dimensional by turn.  Both types of work were present in the recent survey of her work, “Continuum: A 35 Year Investigation of Alchemy, Enthalpy, and Entropy” at the University Galleries in Salisbury, MD.  Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally garnering many awards such as 1st place in photography at the Florence Biennial.  She has an upcoming solo exhibition at Causey Contemporary in 2017.

 

Michel S. Demanche Statement

Tom and Betty connect the dots

Two very important events took place in my life in 1978.  First the birth of my only son, and second a gift of a children’s reader from the early 1950’s.  Both incidents help build the basis for a developing philosophy toward life, and since my work is a reflection of my life, my art.   It would take two years for my imagination to ruminate over both my son’s developmental growth and the associated memories from my childhood the book often evoked.   The result of those years was my first series based on the appropriation of children’s images and suggested symbolism , Tom, and Betty Learn to Read.   Subsequently, the ideas and visual stories have continued to grow along with my Son.   

My newest visit with Tom and Betty is now called Tom and Betty Connect the Dots.   Now Tom and Betty must traverse the difficult of constant visual association through imbedded metadata that can be just one dot that leads to another, to another, to another, all pulling together what appears as a random pattern into a constructed understanding of any one image they wish to understand.  No longer in our globally connected touch device world do we have just a simple sentence to understand, and a simple image as an instructive illustration.    We and you the viewer are often only given dots, bits, or perhaps bites.   Connection does not necessarily lead to one simple understanding, Tom, and Betty and I only can follow the path and see where it will ……… 

Americana Still

Memories are something that we all possess.  Each memory is stored not in the neat binary system of the digital world, but in a spiraling branching system of receptors contained in a gelatinous mass of the human brain.  Since the advent of photography, humans may interpret their memories often through visual filters.  If this is the case I would argue how one receives the visual can also filter our memory.  Increasingly with the use of a vast variety of digital apparatus, the decisive moment often is captured but withheld or smashed into a visual stream that steals the ability of a viewer for contemplation.  The visuals of most no longer captured to be presented in a private or semi-private setting of the salon, the gallery, family album, or gathering around the now obsolete transparency projector.  I maintain the method of delivery may force associations and pushes the viewer to construct memory for things perhaps never seen or experienced.   Small hand held digital delivery devices present not just the cherished icon of a loved one but a constant stream of imagery each held perhaps for 5 seconds, or at most 10 seconds building a narrative between each image.  As one views the stream the desire to see one more than others, or to pull together a new narrative based on an association of one with another creates a new paradigm of recall which was not previously associated with any image.  

 

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