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  • Artwork framed with White 2″ Floating Wood Frame
  • Created: 2020

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Out of the Closet is a colorful fantasy exploring labels and the female condition. Entrapped in luxury, a closet of her own making, the heroine looks directly at the viewer, turns her back, and transcends. No shame in her situation, emerging or not, is a decision of her own making, and though she is somewhat disguised by her possessions, she is also empowered.

Michele A. Utley-Voigt from California lives and works between Connecticut and New York City. Michele studied at The Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design,​ ​Los Angeles, CA, at Parsons School of Design, Paris, France, has a Bachelor in Pre-Law/Political​ ​Science,​ ​California State University, Los Angeles, CA and in Women’s History at​ ​Glendale College. Through complex layers of images, Michele examines, embraces​ ​and extracts humanity’s inner magnificence. One of her celebrated paintings has​ ​a woman soaring, rising, flying, frolicking and ascending at any stage or event​ ​in her life, or in another Artwork that is round as our World, its characters​ ​call to goodness, kindness, and beauty to exalt the real best side of human​ ​nature, the respect with which a child must be treated, stopping bullying,​ ​harassing or cruelty.

​Recently Michele has added bright colors to her paintings that vividly outstand​ ​as a Geometric complement to her unique works. She had said about​ ​her Art and inspiration: “I worked in oils since early life… The cause for​ ​which I create is my acute foresight and sense of the interconnectedness of all​ ​elements of all time. The dialogue I consign includes all elements past and​ ​present, their atmosphere and their collective energy interacting with one​ ​another. I paint to deliver a vision that others have not seen, what is seen​ ​and unseen, beauty after a tragedy, existence pictorially fragmented, as the​ ​energy and emotion around each being. I engage, evolve, and cultivate these​ ​works until the moment does arise that I produce them. I recognize the​ ​progression in color, form, material, and shape… Current events can influence​ ​and altering the works. Present affairs impact the images but frequently their​ ​​purpose is so interwoven with the past that they often forecast occurrences​ ​before they transpire. My works and their implications are everlasting. I paint​ ​stories of the human experience. The soul of life depicted in figures​ ​interacting within a realm of time. I carry and grow images from inside myself​ ​until I create.”

Widely exhibited, collected and awarded in USA and abroad, Michele was​ ​recently represented by Contemporary Art Projects USA, in 2017 at Art Santa Fe,​ ​NM, in the group show Variations on the same Subjects: People, Nature, and​ ​Geometry at the Art Gallery in the ArtsPark of Hollywood, FL, and at Red Dot​ ​during Art Basel Miami week. In 2017 and 2018, at Art Palm Beach and Art Boca​ ​Raton, both in Florida and in the 2018 Pre-Art Basel Miami Week Exhibition:​ ​“ART from Our Earth, the Sea and the Sky” Art Gallery in the ArtsPark of​ ​Hollywood, FL. Michele also participated with her exquisite paintings at Scope​ ​New York and Scope Miami 2018. At Art Wynwood 2019, Contemporary Art Projects​ ​USA introduces a colorful painting by Michele A. Utley-Voigt that portrays the​ ​​human experience and soul of life, depicted by figures interacting within a​ ​realm of time, to embrace humanity’s inner magnificence in a call to goodness, kindness,​ ​and beauty, to exalt the real best side of human nature.

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Dimensions 72 × 72 × 2 in
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