Decided to try sleep mode last evening as opposed to turning it off Painting by Mychaelyn Michalec

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Decided to try sleep mode last evening as opposed to turning it off

Mychaelyn Michalec

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Size: 54 W x 77 H x 1.5 D in

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Painting for me is both an embrace of and resistance to domestic life. Creating large scale paintings (some 7 feet tall), I explore ultra modern moments of family life. While social media has idealized family life, I try to capture moments of both simultaneous disconnect and connection. Documenting life covertly via iPhone camera, I capture our relationships with each other and our daily lives. These photographs are used to create drawings which are projected at a large scale into the work. The dichotomy of the family is emotional closeness yet frequently, missed connections. Often, someone's attention is pulled away by technology as they check their phone, watch TV, or are simply lost in thought. When you connect to some things, you disconnect from others, those choices shape our lives.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

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Size:54 W x 77 H x 1.5 D in

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My work depicts ultramodern matters of domestic life. Documenting life covertly, I use my phone’s camera to capture our relationships with each other and daily life. Technology has become a part of our relationships. It influences how we interact with one another, where our attention lies, how our bodies are bent, and how we communicate. There is a palpable sense of longing and at times frustration that I try to capture with my photos. Attention is divided. When you connect to some things, you disconnect from others, those choices shape our lives. Similarly, technology has influenced our depiction of domestic life. Social media has idealized family life, but I try to illustrate moments of both simultaneous disconnect and connections. In an era of curated Facebook feeds highlighting the best in family life, there is a saccharine image of family life at odds with the distraction of the digital age. It was the artist Fairfield Porter who said, “Love is paying attention”. His work was always about attending to the experience of looking. This is what I consider while viewing my own home life through the screen of the phone, framing up those moments first through a 3 x 5 inch screen and then through my drawings and paintings.

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