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Michael Velliquette’s Upcoming show.

Michael Velliquette’s Upcoming show.

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If you live in Houston, don’t miss Serpent Worship on Friday, Nov. 14.  Serpent Worship is a new series of dimensional cut paper constructions by the artist Michael Velliquette. His distinctive works are densely layered, detailed arrangements of cut out shapes from hand-painted and ink-blotted papers. It is a process Velliquette has applied to diverse subjects, image styles, and formal strategies for over a decade.

Paper construction collage by Michael Velliquette

The ten works that comprise his current series makes use of the serpent as a recurring figure. As one of the earliest and most universal mythological symbols, the serpent has been associated with a multitude of meanings, most notably transformation, fertility, wisdom, and vengeance.

Paper construction collage by Michael Velliquette

Velliquette’s serpents are at once image and icon. While they embrace their folkloric origins, they insist on a new spiritual vocabulary — one that combines aspects of 20th century formalism with contemporary sensibilities about the handmade.

Paper construction collage by Michael Velliquette

Paper construction collage by Michael Velliquette

Michael Velliquette

Opening: Friday, November 14, 2014.

Time:  6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: The David Shelton Gallery in Houston.

The works will be on display until Saturday, Jan 3, 2015

You can visit the artist’s website to view a preview of the work.

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