Where Is Now? - Emotionally Navigating the Landscape

Michael Shum

VIEW THE EXHIBITION Ι 9/19 - 10/2.2020


COVID-19 Safety Protocol ι  Due to Covid-19, we are required to limit the capacity of Swift Gallery to 18 occupants at a time.  Because of this, I've arranged two live sessions on September 23rd, or the opportunity to meet with me on September 24th for a virutal Zoom session.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Live Reception/ Artist Talk ι
 9/23.2020 (2 sessions available)

  • 5-6 pm talk starts at 5:15 pm
  • 6-7 pm talk starts at 6:15 pm 

Virtual Reception/ Artist Talk ι 9/24.2020 

  • Join me for a Zoom conference call from 2-3 pm. ZOOM Link 
    • Meeting ID: # 731 1422 8314
    • Passcode: lovepaint

Gallery Hours ι  Standard business hours for Swift Gallery are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Hours are subject to vary in accordance with University established holidays (below) and the reception, gallery talk/s or awards ceremony.

About the Exhibition ...

Where Is Now? This exhibition was originally intended for the spring of 2020 and due to health and safety concerns; it was postponed. The show was going to be of completely different work, but like our current need to adapt and change so did this show. "Where is Now?" is a retrospective of work made after graduating and what it means to be a painter currently. Trying to escape the imagery of our everyday problems and politics lead me to paint in nature, although observational painting relies not only on sight but on emotions and other senses. As a result, embedding the current narrative and my feelings about them into the landscape. "Where is Now?" is the unintentional insertion of our world in the natural landscape. 

About the Artist ...

Michael Shum received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Millersville University in 2020. He participated in the Mount Gretna School of Art summer intensive painting program following graduation.  Michael's studio is near Millersville, PA, where he is most often found painting from observation as well as intuitive invention. Even with this new studio space, Michael enjoys hiking out into the landscape to paint Plein-air as a primary driving force for his work.