San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

Thursday, May 3, 2018
11:00 am to Sunday, May 27, 2018 5:00 pm
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo
, CA
805-543-8562

Michael Hannon’s "Illuminated Sculpture" Shines 'til May 27 Meet Michael Hannon during "Illuminated Sculpture,“ his intriguing solo exhibition and Opening Reception, Friday, May 4, 6–9 pm during ARTS Obispo’s Art After Dark: SLO event. "Illuminated Sculpture is at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, hosted by Central Coast Sculptors Group May 3-27, 2018. Hannon will share his insights 5-6pm during SLOMA’s Member-Only Preview Tour, led by Curator Ruta Saliklis. http://hannonsculpture.com/--- Michael has designed articulated lamps for over 25 years. This distinctive private collection of figurative and geometric lighting with sculpture has never been shared in public before. SLOMA guests are invited to write their opinions on a blackboard included in the exhibit, “Are these works "Sculpture" or "Design?" SLOMA’s Open 11am-5pm, closed Tuesdays, 1010 Broad, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, 805.543.8562.  ---Michael Hannon has a fascinating education background. His hands-on work & design experience led to his current body of work that often reflects the human form, birds and interesting materials. The award-winning Arroyo Grande, CA artist shares, “The lamps help describe who I am as an artist, shaped by my background experiences. They are an attempt to bridge the gap between “Design” and “Art.” I see my lamps as Sculpture, which just happen to have a bulb and a shade.”  "Illuminated Sculpture” at SLOMA brings this inventive sculptor/designer full circle back to re-visiting his lamp designs. Hannon refers to this new series as "Functional Sculpture." Each piece seems to tell its own story. Stop by and let Michael know what you think of his latest work!--- QUESTIONS: Ruta Saliklis, SLOMA curator, RSaliklis@sloma.org or 805.543.8562.  Invite Friends and spread the word about this innovative exhibition on Facebook, too: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591649920888401/ 

Michael Hannon’s “Corona.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon’s “Ladder.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon, sculptor. Photo courtesy of David Middlecamp.
Michael Hannon’s “Exclaim.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon’s “Illuminated Woman.” Illuminated Sculpture.
Michael Hannon’s “Flamingo.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon’s “Articulating Birch Lamp.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Mike Hannon’s Art Barn, Arroyo Grande, CA
Michael Hannon’s “Corona.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon’s “Corona.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon’s “Ladder.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon’s “Ladder.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon, sculptor. Photo courtesy of David Middlecamp.
Michael Hannon, sculptor. Photo courtesy of David Middlecamp.
Michael Hannon’s “Exclaim.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon’s “Exclaim.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon’s “Illuminated Woman.” Illuminated Sculpture.
Michael Hannon’s “Illuminated Woman.” Illuminated Sculpture.
Michael Hannon’s “Flamingo.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon’s “Flamingo.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon’s “Articulating Birch Lamp.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Michael Hannon’s “Articulating Birch Lamp.” Illuminated Sculpture, April 2018.
Mike Hannon’s Art Barn, Arroyo Grande, CA
Mike Hannon’s Art Barn, Arroyo Grande, CA