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MICHAEL ROQUE COLLINS

WORKS ON PAPER


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Michael Roque Collins Works On Paper

JUNE 10 - JULY 10.2016

LewAllenGalleries Railyard Arts District | 1613 Paseo de Peralta | Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 | tel 505.988.3250 www.lewallengalleries.com | info@lewallengalleries.com cover: Inland Mountain Journey Series: Apparition in Woodlands Clearing, 2015-16, Watercolor

on paper, 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches


Michael Roque Collins Works on Paper Michael Roque Collins, through decades of creating masterful post-symbolist art, has become renowned for his often large-scale impressionist canvases. With Works on Paper, LewAllen Galleries presents a fascinating exhibition of works that illuminates the artist’s potency with a wide diversity of materials. The watercolors and related India ink drawings included in the show are notable as the direct and original iterations of the artist’s first impressions of both place and imaginative response, typically rendered quickly and in the moment. Packed with rapid, brushy strokes of diluted pigment in varying viscosities on thick archival paper, these small paintings often form the rough basis for what later become larger works in oil on linen. The watercolors reveal a kind of archaeology of mind as the artist’s unmediated creative impressions. Also included are highly abstracted paintings in oil and resin on photographic material. They provide some of his most mysterious, yet intimate artistic expressions. Collins acknowledges a variety of influences, including Max Beckmann, Charles Burchfield, and the Hudson River School. Primitive art objects collected by his father gave him early exposure to strong and direct expressions of the supernatural within the natural environment of daily life. Though these influences were important to the developing foundations of his art, his distinctive style originates from his personal conception of light, value, color and lines. Ideas emerge from his dreams, revealing visions of the conscious and unconscious mind. Born in Texas in 1955, Collins earned a BFA from the University of Houston in 1978 and later an MFA in painting from Southern Methodist University. Now in the sixth decade of a remarkably productive career, his paintings have been shown in more than fifty international solo exhibitions and scores of group shows since 1974. They also are included in numerous important public and private collections.

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Venetian Series: Sailing Toward the Island of the Mausoleum, 2015-16, Oil and resin on black and white photograph, 13 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches 3


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Forest Totems, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches

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Inland Mountain Journey Series: Dark Blooming, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches

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Inland Mountain Journey Series: Flowing Through the Ruins, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches 6


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Beyond the Pleasure Pond, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches 7


Inland Mountain Journey: Inland Grotto, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 10 x 21 1/2 inches

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Inland Mountain Journey Series: Falling Before the Ruins, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches

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Inland Mountain Journey Series: Inland Totem, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 14 x 10 inches

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Inland Mountain Journey Series: Apparition in the Woodlands Clearing, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches 11


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Running From the Illuminant, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches

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Inland Mountain Journey Series: The Pond, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches

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Venetian Series: Blooming Beyond the Archipelago, 2012-16, Watercolor on paper, 30 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches 14


Inland Mountain Journey Series: The Reclamation, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches

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Inland Mountain Journey Series: Moving Through Inland Waters, 2015-16, Oil and resin on black and white photograph, 13 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches 16


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Moving Through Two Standing, 2015-16, Oil and resin on black and white photograph, 8 x 10 inches 17


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Flowing Past the Remnants, 2016, Oil and resin on black and white photograph, 13 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches 18


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Lone Standing, 2015-16, Oil and resin on black and white photograph, 8 x 10 inches 19


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Classical Forest Exit, 2015-16, Oil and resin on black and white photograph, 8 1/2 x 11 inches 20


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Glimpsing the Forest Cathedral, 2015-16, Oil and resin on black and white photograph, 8 x 10 inches 21


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Upland Meadow, 2015-16, Oil and resin on black and white photograph, 8 1/2 x 11 inches 22


Venetian Series: Flower Wall, 2016, Oil and resin on black and white photograph, 13 x 19 inches 23


Venetian Series: Canal’s Divide, 2015-16, India ink over watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches 24


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Woodland Portal, 2015-16, India ink over watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches 25


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Beneath the Basilica, 2015-16, India ink over watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches 26


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Bending Towards the Illuminant, 2015-16, India ink over watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches 27


Inland Mountain Journey Series: The Clearing, 2015-16, India ink over watercolor on paper, 10 x 8 inches 28


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Spiral Emanations, 2015-16, India ink over watercolor on paper, 10 x 8 inches 29


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Winter Lake, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 7 1/2 x 10 inches 30


Venetian Series: Hemingway’s Market, 2015-16, Mixed media on black and white photograph, 8 x 11 inches 31


Venetian Series: Venetian Moorings, 2015, Mixed media on black and white photograph, 6 x 11 inches 32


Venetian Series: Echoing Torcello, 2015-16, Mixed media on black and white photograph, 8 x 10 inches 33


Venetian Series: Descending the Bridge, 2015, Mixed media on black and white photograph, 11 x 8 inches 34


Venetian Series: Crossing Realto, 2015-16, Mixed media on black and white photograph, 8 x 11 inches 35


Inland Mountain Journey Series: Descending From the Temple, 2015-16, Watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches 36


Michael Roque Collins

b. 1955

EDUCATION

2003

Gallery 101 in conjunction with Red Bud Gallery, Houston, TX

2001

University of Saint Thomas Gallery, Houston, TX

1998

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, MFA in Painting

2000

Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

1984

University of Houston, Houston, TX, Post Baccalaureate

1999

Houston Art League, Retrospective Solo Exhibition,

Studies in Drawing and Painting

Houston, TX

1978

University of Houston, Houston, TX, BFA

Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1973

Lowell Collins School of Art, Houston, TX

1998

Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX

1960

Museum of Fine Arts Art School, Houston, TX

1997

Lowell Collins Gallery, Houston, TX

1996

Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1995

McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX

1994

C.G. Jung Center, Houston, TX

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016

LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

1993

McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX

2015

Holocaust Memorial Center, Detroit, MI

1991

McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX

2015

Houston Holocaust Museum, Houston, TX

1990

McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX

2015

LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

1989

Jung Center, Houston, TX

2013

LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

Framboyan Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2012

La Galerie K, Paris, France

McMurtrey Gallery, Houston, TX

Zeitkunst Galerie, Halle, Germany

1987

Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

Carillon Gallery, Ft. Worth, TX

1986

Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX

1983

Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

2011

LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

2009

LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

UAC Gallery (curated by Jim Edwards), HBU, Houston, TX

2008

G Gallery, Houston, TX

Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

Felipe Cossio del Pomar Cultural Center, Lima, Peru

Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

Munchskirche Museum, Salzweddel, Germany

El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX

2007

LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

Ellen Noel Museum, Odessa, TX

Gerald Peters Galleries, Dallas, TX

J. Wayne Stark University Gallery, College Station, TX

G Gallery, Houston, TX

Lowe Museum of Art, Miami, FL

2006

Montgomery College Art Center

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

2005

Corpus Christi Art Center, Corpus Christi, TX

Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX

2004

Bacardi Museum, Santiago, Cuba

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

St. Thomas University, Jones Hall Gallery, Houston, TX

Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

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