The Midwest Paint Group, (MPG), is an association of American Midwestern painters working under varied processes defined as Post Abstract Figuration. This type of painting is built on the past great traditions of art and from 20th Century modernist painting.
It is the group’s position that abstraction is at the core of their work. Each member of the group individually interprets and employs the idea of abstract plasticity. They make paintings with powerful two-dimensional presence. They seek nature’s complex beauty balanced with a unifying human vision and emotion. Their work has representational and abstract motivations that engage the painterly dimension of both.
The Midwest Paint Group artists are participating in this significant 21st Century movement because they see it as a vital continuation and development of new, visually intelligent and emotive works of art.
Areas of Expertise
The Midwest Paint Group produces exhibition catalogs for many of their shows.
• East Meets Midwest II, Andrews Gallery, William & Mary College, Williamsburg Virginia (Oct. 12 - Nov. 11, 2017)
• Midwest Paint Group and Invited Guests: Self Portraits Dutoit Gallery, Dayton Ohio -(March, 3rd - 26, 2017)
• A Winters Work: Midwest Paint Group KC Gallery, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL (February 6 – 24, 2017)
• Voices of the Prairie: Midwestern Art, Poetry and Song, The Figge Art Museum, Davenport IA - Kresge Hall/CFA, Knox College -Galesburg, IL Lobby (April 9 and 10, 201