February 13 – March 15, 2015
The mixed media pieces in Adult Love pull from Michael Owen’s personal experience and intimate moments, exploring the deeper layers of love. Best known for his series of LOVE murals throughout Baltimore and across the country, Owen creates this new body of work to explore a different type of love … one that can lay you out on any given day and keep you up any given night. In the midst of red foiled chocolates and gift wrapped teddy bears, Owen presents the raw emotions of love as an adult through layered landscapes and flowers dripping with rich metallics.
Michael Owen is the creator and lead artist of the Baltimore Love Project. After living in Seattle, Cleveland and Orlando, Michael moved to Baltimore to attend Maryland Institute College of Art. Since receiving his BFA in 2004, Michael has been painting all around the United States, utilizing galleries as well as the streets, including one of the world’s longest murals at 1/4 mile in length. Owen has collaborated with numerous brands including Faberge, lululemon athletica, Seagram’s, Toyota and Woven Accents.