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Beyond the Frame – Episode #11 Michael Black

Here’s the eleventh episode in Propeller’s PODCAST series:  BEYOND THE FRAME, featuring Michael Black!

BEYOND THE FRAME features one-on-one inspiring interviews with Propeller artists, taking you inside the artists’ process; allowing the listener to hear first hand, the intimate stories behind the art!


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Episode #11 Michael Black

Michael writes:
Informed by a late Modern interpretation of abstraction, my current practice typically moves between painterly and post-painterly interpretations of cultural history and biomorphic forms. The age and patina of old walls, scraps of manuscripts, natural forms, etc. provide sources for the textures and compositions I use in my work.  Whatever the source, I attempt to balance the pre-planned with the immediacy of the painting process itself, so that the images created are able to convey universal themes as well as to allow for variations in interpretation.  

Whatever the source, I attempt to balance the pre-planned with the immediacy of the painting process itself, so that the images created are able to convey universal themes as well as to allow for variations in interpretation.”

Michael Black

Michael Black BTF 2021

Many thanks to the following:

BEYOND THE FRAME is a result of an initiative by artist, Tracy Thomson, who joined our collective in 2021.  Professionally recorded at The Orange Lounge, and hosted by member, Doris Purchase, this new podcast series is a wonderful example of Propeller’s motto, “Artists Empowering Artists”! 

The BEYOND THE FRAME team includes:

  • Producer: Tracy Thomson
  • Host: Doris Purchase
  • Graphics & Animation: Phil Nguyen with artwork by Doris Purchase
  • Audio Engineer: Spencer Sunshine
  • SFX: Vlad Nikolic
  • Recording Studio: The Orange Lounge, Toronto
  • With support from Par Nair and Lisa Johnson

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