The Epsten Gallery Exhibition September 15 – November 29, 2019 Cocurated by Mike Lyon and Elisabeth Kirsch Exhibition Catalog designed and produced by Mike Lyon. 137 full-color pages. Order Catalog at Amazon ($20) Exhibition Covers INTRODUCTION Look Me in the Eye: Portraits of Kansas City (September 15 through November 29, 2019), a juried exhibition of […]
by Shoshi Rosen, April 18, 2019 Exhibition at Weinberger Fine Art Drawing Room Please join us in the Drawing Room on Friday, April 5th from 5 – 8pm for the public opening of Reinventing the Line: Post-Digital Drawing and Painting by Mike Lyon. This exhibition celebrates Kansas City artist Mike Lyon and his innovative use […]
Curated by Sandy Wimer and Sheri Lullo January 3 – March 13, 2018 Feigenbaum Center for Visual ArtsCrowell and West GalleriesUnion College Mokuhanga: Impressions Past and Present Mokuhanga refers to the traditional Japanese technique of hand-printing images from carved blocks of wood. Moku means “wood,” and hanga which is a combination of the words for […]
My presentation to the International Mokuhanga Association Conference at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu September 28, Thursday – October 1, Sunday, 2017. Keynote presentations by Mayumi Oda (artist), Seiichi Kondo (former ambassador), and Richard Notkin (artist) can be viewed at 2017.mokuhanga.org/keynotes/
242 S. Santa Fe Salina, KS, 67401 785.827.1431 firstname.lastname@example.org Salinaartcenter.org Exhibition walk-through The XYZs of Post-Digital Gesture: Drawings & Prints by Mike Lyon January 18 – April 16, 2017 Mike Lyon’s work is not digital art. Lyon is a pioneering figure in the emergent field of post-digital printmaking and graphics. [The first major study of […]
The question of how to organize the visual and conceptual data that accrete as a portrait of a person is fundamental to Lyon’s work. While he answers the query technologically, he also answers it psychically. Each portrait coalesces identity into an ambitious exchange between sitter, artist and viewer.
Kansas City printmaker Mike Lyon has established himself as a master of techniques by embracing technology to produce striking, larger-than-life portraits of people and nature.
The tools Lyon employs to create his delicate and beautiful images are reductive digital photography, skillful use of computers and automated inventions of his own design. Lyon’s finely made works on paper consist of rhythmic meandering lines and patterns, that refine and merge Eastern and Western artistic traditions in innovative and mindful methods to construct a body of work that is provocative and powerful and seems entirely new.
An accomplished artist and engineer, Lyon’s facility for investigating creative outcomes for new technologies pervades his endeavors. During his studies in the 1970s, exposure to computer-generated images such as Studies in Perception No. 1 by Leon Harmon and Ken Knowlton, as well as the processes used in the artwork of Chuck Close, had a great influence and still resonate with him today.
Personal Effects exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art March 23–October 12, 2012 This exhibition, drawn from works of art in the Kemper Museum’s permanent collection, explores the portrait and the still life as depictions of objects imbued with both personal meaning and wider cultural iconography. The memory of an activity stilled, a hint that someone […]