San Antonio (August 29, 2012) – Gallery 23 at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s University Center will host Michael Wayne’s “You Can’t Find A Bullet Big Enough,” an exhibition of paintings on materials found and refurbished. Free and open to the public, the exhibit runs August 29, 2012 through October 26, 2012. Guests may meet the artist at a reception on Thursday, September 13th from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Gallery 23.
“You Can’t Find A Bullet Big Enough” is a collection of paintings on refurbished materials. Wayne always begins his work with oils, without any idea where the work is going. “All [my work is] spontaneous,” Wayne said, “ but the end result [is] beauty.” His works are striking, with layers of color and various textures, making it sometimes unclear what the viewer is really seeing. His style is impulsive and erratic, which produces intriguing works that draw your eye from one piece to the next. “I layer the work to draw the viewer into the world, from the far view to the close up,” said the artist, “ some [materials are] covered up so that they can’t be seen anymore.”
Michael Wayne is a local San Antonio artist, originally from Houston, Texas. A lifelong dyslexic, he attended the Greenwood School for language disabilities in Putney, Vermont. Wayne was drawn to art as a way to counter his dyslexia; he had trouble conveying his feelings in words, but found it easier to express himself through art on a canvas. His works expose his feelings about his childhood and reworking it into a new creative expression.
Wayne hopes this exhibit, “shows people that we don’t all have to speak the same way to teach others our view, and that the truth is not always what we want but can always expose our selflessness.” Wayne has studied art at The Art Institute of Houston and The Coppini Academy of Fine Arts in San Antonio.
Gallery 23 is delighted to share Michael Wayne’s art with the UTSA community. Wayne has no prior connection to UTSA but wishes for his art, “to change the view of students before they go out into the world.”
About Gallery 23
Gallery 23 serves a vital role in creating a vibrant campus community by offering cultural enrichment, enhancing diversity on campus, and providing an educational opportunity to explore the arts. The gallery serves as a professional space to showcase student, staff, faculty, alumni, and local artists’ works. Operating hours are Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery 23 takes its name from its room number—UC 1.02.23.