Back in 5: Michael Polakowski and Ivan Montoya

Art Show: 09/09/2023 • All Day • New York

Event Details

Inspired by the cultures in which they were raised, Ivan Montoya (Chihuahua, Mexico and Livonia, Michigan) and Michael Polakowski (Dearborn, MI and Leamington, Canada) mine their personal lives and memories for the archetypes and characters that populate the included works. Their artworks are grounded in a personal sense of naturalism, but imbued with elements of surrealism that suggest that lessons can be found in everyday moments if we are perceptive enough to observe them. Despite the visual differences between these artists’ practices, their works converge thematically; both confront how place shapes who we are and how we see the world, and the push and pull between work and leisure time.

Presented by 5-50 Gallery, this show is running until October 8, 2023.