Michael deMeng : Mythologizing the Mundane
He will explore transforming discarded and the everyday items and transforming them, to quote Shakespeare, into something rich and strange.
About the Artist: Michael deMeng is an assemblage artist from Vancouver, Canada who exhibits and teaches throughout the world. He has two books exploring his methods, Secrets of Rusty Things and Dusty Diablos, published by North-Light Books. In his art, he addresses issues of transformation. Discarded materials find new and unexpected uses in his work; they are reassembled and conjoined with unlikely components, a form of rebirth from the ashes into new life and new meaning. Often using myth and legends as source material, Michael use his assemblages as metaphors for the evolutions and revolutions of existence: from life to death to rebirth. These forms are examinations of the world in perpetual flux, where meaning and function are ever-changing.