Illuminated Sculpture: Michael Hannon

Exhibits // Illuminated Sculpture: Michael Hannon

May 4 - May 27

Overview // In search of a new direction, Michael Hannon is now illuminating his figurative artwork and creating sculptural lamps. This new work will be exhibited May 4–May 27, 2018 as one-half of the Central Coast Sculptor’s Group two-month annual rotation In SLOMA’s McMeen Gallery. In addition to the sculptural pieces, Hannon is mounting a talk-back chalk board for viewers to comment on the age old question, “Is fine craft art?”

Hannon went to art school at Long Beach State College in the 1970s studying jewelry, metalsmithing and business. After a couple of years making jewelry, he took a job at Toyota as a model maker, working there for 25 years. In 2003 Hannon and his wife Leslie, moved to Arroyo Grande, bought land in the eastern hills and built a workshop.

Hannon had always thought he’d like to do sculpture, so he went headlong in that direction. He has been quoted as saying, “I didn’t know I was going to do figures when I started pounding on metal.” Those figures have been widely exhibited over the years, at SLOMA and in area galleries.

Details // An opportunity to meet the artist is on Friday, May 4, between 6–9 PM, during the opening reception, in conjunction with Art After Dark.