Friday, November 3rd through Saturday, November 25th, 2017
Roanoke Times Review  / Virginia First Coverage

Art-By-Night Friday November 3rd, 6-10 pm / Parking?

OPEN Fridays from 7 to 9 pm & Saturdays from 2 to 4 pm
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Images from November 3rd Opening Exhibition

Alexander/Heath Contemporary is pleased to announce
an exhibition of a collaboration of art and photography
between Eric Fitzpatrick and Mike Wilson.

Beautiful Creatures - A collaboration from Eric Fitzpatrick and Mike Wilson

More than a year of collaborative work between Artist Eric Fitzpatrick and Mike Wilson culminates in an exhibition that explores the mediums of paint, photography, and the female form.

On display will be many charcoal sketches and oil canvases that allowed Mr. Fitzpatrick to prepare weeks in advance for his human canvas. Working tirelessly with photographer Mr. Wilson, the work results in breathtaking fine art photography that will be available in limited editions.

Come and meet Mike and Eric as they talk about the process, and meet many of the more than 75 models that participated in this groundbreaking exercise.

Eric Fitzpatrick is a highly respected professional fine artist whose work graces Museum and corporate collections in over 19 countries around the world. Mr. Fitzpatrick is also an art professor at times, teaching for the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy. (as well as adjunct professorships at Virginia Tech, Hollins University and the Taubman Museum of Art.) He is one of those rarities, an artist who has made his living solely from his art ( and rarer still , he has won major painting awards with both hands )
Eric’s passion for life oozes from every work. “I am painting my life” says Fitzpatrick. “Everything that I do and feel must come out on the canvas.”  – Website

Michael Wilson has lived and worked in the arts most of his life. At an early age both his parents died from illness and violence. As he looked back he realized there were no ‘intentional’ photographs of he and his family, so when he was eight years old he asked for his first camera to document his life and the life of his new family. Since then he has spent most of his adult life both in front of the camera as a television journalist, and actor on show’s like Snapped and more. His work behind the camera can be seen on billboards, magazines, and countless commissioned family, boudoir, and underwater art first portraits. “Photography is like jazz for me. Know when to show up, know your instrument, know the players then figure out the song as you lose yourself in the experience”, Wilson says of his process. – Website

Michael lives in Roanoke, VA with his wife and and two children, Princess Lilly and Sir McCoy.