Michael deMeng is an assemblage artist from Vancouver, Canada who exhibits throughout the United States. As an educator, he has been actively involved with VSA Montana, providing art education and encouraging participation in the arts to people with disabilities. Through these activities, as well as his artwork, deMeng fosters community awareness, and offers creative methods to explore the human experience.
In his art, he addresses issues of transformation. Discarded materials find new and unexpected uses in his work; they are reassembled and conjoined with unlikely components, a form of rebirth from the ashes into new life and new meaning.
These assemblages are metaphors for the evolutions and revolutions of existence: from life to death to rebirth, from new to old to renewed, from construction to destruction to reconstruction. These forms are examinations of the world in perpetual flux, where meaning and function are ever-changing.
|The Mad Alchemist's Apothecary Kit||Friday-Sunday, May 12-14||10a-6p||$400 ($340 early bird)||One-hour lunch break (bring your own)|
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Testimonials for Michael deMeng
Michael deMeng is a fabulous teacher! He gives his all and doesn’t hold back information. He has constructive critiques that build you up…not tear you down. He is funny and a joy to be around! –Dixie S.