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Michael Kagan: I Was There When It Happened

Sep 21, 2019 — Feb 16, 2020 | Virginia Museum Of Contemporary Art

Virginia MOCA will present the first solo museum exhibition by artist Michael Kagan. Bringing together key paintings from the past decade along with new works, the exhibition Michael Kagan: I Was There When It Happened traces the artist’s lifelong interest in technology, space and innovation.

Michael Kagan grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Museum looks forward to celebrating a native son. Now living and working in Brooklyn, Kagan‘s artwork speaks to the intersection of contrasts. He paints in thick forceful brushstrokes that seem chaotic but are calculated to form cohesive, realistic images when viewed at a distance. Once applied, Kagan does not alter his brushstroke. This commitment to the initial application is emblematic of the gravity of choices and errors in his storylines of space exploration.

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