METROPOLITAN MODERNE
WORKS BY JAMES MICHAEL ARMSTRONG
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 26, 2009
 
Inspired by the utopian ideals of modernist design that came from the period of the mid 1920's through the 1940's, Michael James Armstrong creates work that reflects the optimism of what design and architecture would be in the future. And the future is now.
 
This period of design, often called Streamline Moderne or American Moderne was dominated by individuals such as Norman Bel Geddes, Kem Webber, Donald Deskey and others who transcended various disciplines to create art, architecture, industrial design and culturally impact the world in which we live with their design.
 
It is this discourse and vocabulary that MJA traverses in his work, spray paint on metal echoing early charcoal drawings of modern architecture by Hugh Ferriss but with an almost pop or graffiti-like application that champions the subject matter as iconic objects.
 
 
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