2018 July Exhibition:
By: Michael J
Friday, July 13, 7pm - 8:30pm
Artist Michael J brings his provocative exhibit “Identity” to the Ocean City Arts Center July 2 through July 31. A “Meet the Artist” reception, free and open to the public, will be held Friday, July 13 from 7pm to 8:30pm. “Identity” contains familiar portraits of icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison and Audrey Hepburn, but with their faces removed. These portraits symbolize the subjects’ true perceived identity.
Michael, a resident of Marlton, N.J., paints in acrylics and often spray paint. The inspiration for “Identity” is drawn from a critical look at social and personal issues that impact the daily lives of many people. This body of work serves as a reflection on the damaged state of media, privacy, peer pressure, and more. Michael J. created this installation with the hope to inspire others to find and question their own identities.