Town Center Art Space, Westfield Valencia Town Center
24201 Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Reception: Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 6 – 8 pm
“Artists create art because they must. I create what I must at that moment in time. My styles and materials vary out of a need to express my thoughts, feelings and techniques. Ideas put into tactile materials give me a sense of satisfaction and a desire to create new and different works. Art unquestionably comes from the inner spirit.”
Michele spent years working with Italian master sculptors in Pietrasanta, the sculpture center of Italy. Today she sculpts in her own studios in California and Italy, clay modeling and carving marble in small and large scale formats.
About the Artist
Michele Boyer is a Los Angeles based sculptor. Michele spent three months a year for 23 years sculpting in Pietrasanta, the sculpture center of Italy, where she rented space in marble-carving studios, bringing her own sculpture tools and buying the marble of her choice. The time she spent there infused a Mediterranean sensibility to the work. Themes in her work traverse subjects like the family nucleus to aspects of intellectual pursuits. The abstract in nature is presented throughout her collection. Collectors of her work include: Penny Marshall producer, actress, director; Zza Zza Gabor actress; Stanley Black businessman, philanthropist, collector; the Jewish Home for the Aging and many others.
Michele works in many styles, contemporary abstracts, busts, figures, stylized figurative, and in diversified mediums, clay, bronze, alabaster, and marble. She also worked in foundries casting bronze from clay models, using the ancient lost wax method. The rest of the year she continued these practices in her own studio in Los Angeles, modeling clay and carving marble in small and large-scale formats.
Michele was born and educated in New York, where she studied costume design and the theater arts. Her professional dance career continued while being married and raising her three children. Her transition into sculpture became as obsessive as her dance. She has studied sculpting at Every Woman’s Village, Northridge College, Barnsdale Art School, and Scottsdale Artist School.
You may visit Michele’s website at www.micheleboyersculpture.com or at www.juliericogallery.com.