Past Exhibitions

Michael Bevilacqua: Homegrown

26_MichaelBevilacqua_Swimming_Pools__Movie_Stars_74_x_56_in-561x720-b916ea82-1cb5-4127-8438-fd01259bf7fbThursday, August 15 – Sunday, October 27

This exhibition will mark the first Central Coast showing of the Monterey Peninsula born and raised Bevilacqua’s dynamic work.  Over a nearly three decade career, this renowned and quintessentially postmodern artist has been exhibited worldwide, but his work has never before been exhibited in his hometown.  His California roots, however, can still be traced in his prolific artistic production.

With his finger on the pulse of current cultural dialogue.  Bevilacqua draws inspiration from contemporary literature and music, synthesizes and layers images drawn from nature and technology, and creates work that is at once innovative, vibrant, and stylistically diverse.  The Monterey exhibition will feature paintings from the early 2000s to the present, including his most recent work exploring the experience of the “urban jungle” and the construction of identity in a post-computer world.

Bevilacqua currently resides in New York.  His work is included in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Louisiana Museum, Denmark and the Orange County Museum of Art among many others.


Image: Michael Bevilacqua (b. 1966), Swimming Pools, Movie Stars, 2018, acrylic on archival printed canvas in custom painted frame, 74 x 56 inches. (C) 2018 Michael Bevilacqua