October, 2009, Michael Rees was one of 15 artists invited to Kansas City by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art for their 15th Anniversary Celebration.
Michael is a great guy, established artist, extroverted, outspoken, and a bit larger than life. We’d made a date for him to visit my studio and shoot sources for a portrait while he was here, and I thoroughly enjoyed him! After the shoot I went to a huge breakfast with Michael, his wife Mary Ann Strandell, and Chris Brown (another guest artist in town for the event) at YJ’s, the cozy cafe next door to Birdies (Peregrine Honig’s lingerie shop)… What a great morning — I don’t get out much — this was so VERY stimulating!!!
Thanks, Michael, for the wonderful morning, and for your patience in modeling — I think you turned out to be a very interesting head!
Michael Rees lectures above — See more of Michael Rees on YouTube
Impromptu video review from AMERICA: Here and Now exhibition May 5, 2011
What a HUGE disconnect between the instant of the snapshot, the hundreds of hours to produce the drawing, and the video record of the lecture… Mind boggling! So mind boggling that I can’t comment beyond the mention… YOU think about it! 🙂