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New Works by Michael Fitts at Gallery 50

Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop
50 Wilmington Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971
Ed McGann
Jun 27, 2014
All Day
Courtesy of: Gallery 50 "Dubble Bubble" 5"x7.5" oil on scrap metal by Michael Fitts

Just Arrived at Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop - Fantastic new works by Michael Fitts.

Michael began painting on scrap metal in 1992. What Fitts found immediately appealing was the sheer variety of surface tones and textures that he would come across in his search for sheet metal. For Fitts, surfaces are very important, more important than the subjects painted on them. Of particular interest are scrap pieces that have markings or distressed dents and scratches that were produced long before the discovery of the piece. Collaboration with those past forces, elements and people keeps the process evolving and interesting. Fitts also enjoys the process of retrieving materials from the trash heap and breathing new life back into them through his paintings. The subjects he paints in oils are drawn from the most generic of popular cultural visuals, with much emphasis on objects that are used once, then discarded and quickly forgotten. The unexpectedness of elevating the importance of ephemeral objects to the status of art is what Fitts find most interesting.

About the Artist -

Michael Fitts was born in Washington D.C. in 1961. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1989.

Visit us at Gallery 50 to view these and a wonderful variety of works from many different artists - and visit us for all of your framing needs.  Our master framed, Ed McGann, has been pleasing customers with any type of custom framing needs for thirty years.  We use only quality materials, offer competitive pricing and do all work onsite.

Gallery 50 Contemporary Art & Frame Shop is located next to Henlopen City Oyster House and Salt Air at 50 Wilmington Avenue in downtown Rehoboth Beach (between 1st and 2nd Streets).

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