College of Southern Nevada Art Galleries

Wallflower: Paintings by Hichael Hubbard

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The College of Southern Nevada, School of Arts & Letters, and Department of Fine Arts will hosting a special Preview, Artist Talk, and Opening Reception with refreshments in the Fine Arts Gallery on Thursday, February 16 starting at 6 p.m. These events are in conjunction with the exhibition of paintings by nonbinary artist and Midland College (TX) Associate Professor of Art, Michael Hubbard. “Wallflower: Paintings by Michael Hubbard” will open on Friday, February 17 and run through Saturday, April 22, 2023, in the Fine Arts Gallery on the North Las Vegas Campus of the College of Southern Nevada.

Born just outside of Detroit, Michigan, Michael Hubbard currently lives and works in Midland Texas. After receiving their MFA in visual art from Washington State University in 2011, Hubbard began teaching at Midland College. They currently teach painting, digital art, and graphic design. Working primarily in the medium of painting, Hubbard’s work aims to create an imaginary vision of non-binary identity, in all its ambiguity, joyful freedom, and contradiction. Their work has been featured nationally in galleries and publications, including Untitled Space in New York, a recent solo exhibition at Gallery 1600 in Atlanta, and the “Boundaries and Boundaries” issue of Soutwest Contemporary Magazine. Hubbard received a BFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Speaking of their work, Hubbard says; “As a nonbinary artist, my most recent work has been an expression of my own fluid gender identity. I find paint to be an ideal medium to play with the ambiguities and contradictions present in the experience and perception of gender. Paintings are ambiguous by nature, with one foot in reality and another in imagination. In my paintings, I aim to express a feeling of freedom from biology and societal norms. My paintings present interior and exterior experience simultaneously. Many of my works feature cropped portions of figures. These works seek a space between masculine and feminine where ambiguous human forms merge and overlap with lush plant life. Other works present scenes in which figures lean on and support one another in compositions of impossible balance and human connection. In all of my work I aim to express a lived bodily experience and a celebration of life lived in between.”

The CSN Fine Arts Gallery is free, family friendly, and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Fine Arts Gallery is located adjacent to the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre Lobby on the North Las Vegas campus located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Avenue, one-mile East of I-15 North.

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2023-02-17 @ 09:00 AM to
2023-04-22 @ 06:00 PM



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The mission of the CSN Art Galleries is educational. National and regional exhibitions that represent a broad range of viewpoints are actively sought and promoted. The galleries’ educational mission is realized through the sponsorship of a variety of exhibitions that provide the student population as well as the community at large with opportunities to interact with art and artists. Activities such as lectures and workshops provide forums that allow the audience to gain a greater understanding of the art they view and the motivations behind it. Exhibits are designed to offer exposure to various individual artistic methodologies, materials, media, genres, and techniques. The opportunity to view artworks in a gallery setting creates a forum, which allows the student and public to gain a greater understanding of the art they view and the motivations behind it.