Michael Haykin Opens Exhibition in March 2001

The show will open at Gingerbread Square Gallery with a reception from 6:30 to 9 PM on Monday, March 12, 2001. Gingerbread Square Gallery, established in 1974, is ?Key West?s Premier and Oldest Art Gallery.? This exhibition of Michael Haykin?s new oil paintings continues through March 18th.

Michael Haykin was born and educated in Munich, Germany, while his family was in military service for the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
His work is influenced by his extensive and ongoing travel throughout the United States, South and Central America and the South Pacific. Over the past ten years, in addition to his annual one and two person shows at local galleries, Haykin?s work has been shown at the Holter Museum in Helena, Montana, the Montana Artists Refuge in Basin, Montana, and galleries in Massachusetts, New York, Montana and Palm Beach. He has also previously exhibited with Holly Soloman Gallery in New York City.

Michael states ?My painting currently is divided into three areas. The first is a body of figurative work, the ?small room series,? which exists in the border area between dream and actual time. It is about humanness, particularly fear, anger and beauty braided together and involving magic and personal mythology.? Currently, he is developing a body of portrait work. Faces that are magnified, flattened, lacking in detail and existing in the moment between communication and expression -?Proof of the Soul.?

Landscape painting on location is the third area his work takes him. He is constantly exploring the similarities that underlie figurative, portrait and landscape work, primarily the essential qualities that exist beneath the skin of the face, the surface of human experience and the atmosphere of landscape, the fundamental ingredients that breathe life into the painted image.

This exhibition, the second for Mr. Haykin at Gingerbread Square Gallery, opens on March 12th and continues through March 18th. It will feature a variety of paintings - still-lifes, architectural, Key West, New England, Western and marine scenes. The gallery is located ?Uptown? at 1207 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 33040. The gallery is open daily. Phone: (305) 296-8900. www.GingerbreadSquareGallery.com. Email: info@GingerbreadSqGallery.com