Michael St. John

Art Works
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Installation view:

Martha Rosler, Borna Sammak, Michael St. John
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
October 31 - December 6, 2014

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Installation view:

Martha Rosler, Borna Sammak, Michael St. John
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
October 31 - December 6, 2014

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Guns
2014
Collage and acrylic on wood
19 x 19 x 1 inches
(40.6 x 40.6 cm)
Signed and dated on top edge
ARG# STM2014-031

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Law and Order (murder board)
2014
Collage, paper, acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
(91.4 x 121.9 cm)
Signed and dated on top edge
ARG# STM2014-028

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Selfie
2014
Collage on canvas
11 x 14 x 1 inches
(25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Signed and dated on top edge
ARG# STM2014-023

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Installation view:

Martha Rosler, Borna Sammak, Michael St. John
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
October 31 - December 6, 2014

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memento mori
2014
Collage on canvas, acrylic, acrylic on air-dried clay, resin, assemblage on acrylic enhanced plaster
32 x 23 x 23 inches
(81.3 x 58.4 x 58.4 cm)
Signed and dated on interior
ARG# STM2014-030

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Guns
2014
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Signed and dated on top edge
ARG# STM2014-019

Jail
2014
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 x 1 1/4 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Signed and dated on top edge
ARG# STM2014-032

Installation view:

Martha Rosler, Borna Sammak, Michael St. John
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
October 31 - December 6, 2014

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Installation view:

Michael St. John
These Days
Karma, New York
October 10 - November 11, 2013

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Installation view:

Michael St. John
These Days
Karma, New York
October 10 - November 11, 2013

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Installation view:

Michael St. John
These Days
Karma, New York
October 10 - November 11, 2013

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Wall
2012
Acrylic, collage on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2012-003

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Installation view:

Michael St. John
Country Life
September 7 – October 5, 2013
Gallery 2

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Installation view:

Michael St. John
Country Life
September 7 – October 5, 2013
Gallery 2

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Country Life
2013
acrylic, collage/assemblage, polymers
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2013-014

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Country Life
2013
acrylic, collage/assemblage, polymers
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2013-015

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Country Life
2013
acrylic, collage/assemblage, polymers
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2013-004
 

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Country Life
2013
acrylic, collage/assemblage, polymers
48 1/2 x 36 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches (123.2 x 92.1 x 9.5 cm)
ARG# STM2013-001

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Installation view:

Michael St. John
Country Life
September 7 – October 5, 2013
Gallery 2

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Country Life
2013
collage, assemblage, acrylic, chalk, polymer on canvas
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2013-011
 

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Country Life
2013
acrylic, collage/assemblage, polymers
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2013-002

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Country Life
2012
acrylic, collage/assemblage, polymers
48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2012-009

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Borrowed Tune
2012
Acrylic, collage on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2012-001

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Installation view:


In the Studio Twenty Eleven
December 10, 2011 - February 4, 2012
Gallery2

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In the Studio Twenty Eleven
2011
collage/assemblage, acrylic, spray paint, polymers on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2011-004

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In the Studio Twenty Eleven
2011
Collage/assemblage, acrylic, spray paint, polymers on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2011-038

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In the Studio Twenty Eleven
2011
Collage/assemblage, acrylic, spray paint, graphite, polymers on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2011-035

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Installation view:


In the Studio Twenty Eleven
December 10, 2011 - February 4, 2012
Gallery2

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In the Studio Twenty Eleven
2011
collage, acrylic, polymers on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2011-002

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In the Studio Twenty Eleven
2011
collage/assemblage, acrylic, polymers on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2011-001

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In the Studio Twenty Eleven
2011
collage/assemblage, acrylic, spray paint, graphite, polymers on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2011-008

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Installation view:


In the Studio Twenty Eleven
December 10, 2011 - February 4, 2012
Gallery2
 

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In the Studio Twenty Eleven
2011
collage/assemblage, acrylic, spray paint, polymers on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2011-029

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In the Studio Twenty Eleven
2011
collage/assemblage, acrylic, graphite, polymers on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2011-007

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In the Studio Twenty Eleven
2011
Collage/assemblage, acrylic, spray paint, graphite, polymers on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2011-039

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Bathroom Wall Stall
2011
collage/assemblage, acrylic, spray paint, polymers on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2011-003

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Revolution
2011
collage, acrylic, polymer on canvas
36 x 48 inches
(91.4 X 121.9 cm)
ARG# STM2011-005

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Self Portrait
2010
collage, spray paint, polymers on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2010-031

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Visage
2010
Oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2010-030

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Installation view:


Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York
February, 2011

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these days
2010
acrylic, polymers, collage on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2010-029

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Installation view:


Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York
February, 2011

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whatever
2010
acrylic, oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2010-020

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Installation view:


These Days;
Norman Rockwell
Part 2

Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York
Gallery 2
September 10 - October 16, 2010

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show us your tits
2010
collage, spray paint, polymers on canvas
Overall: 83 x 14 inches
(210.8 x 35.6 cm)
7 panels, each: 11 x 14 inches
(27.9 x 35.6 cm)
ARG# STM2010-015

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shooter
2010
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
(40.6 x 50.8 cm)
ARG# STM2010-005

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Installation View:


These Days;
Norman Rockwell
Part 2

Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York
Gallery 2
September 10 - October 16, 2010

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untitled
2001-2010
polychromed cast plaster
12 x 9 x 12 inches
(30.5 x 22.9 x 30.5 cm)
ARG# STM2010-008

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walt whitman (blogosphere)
2010
acrylic, collage, polymers on canvas
48 x 36 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2010-009

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swag
2010
acrylics, spray paint, polymers on plaster
14 x 14 x 9 inches
(35.6 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm)
ARG# STM2010-007

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Installation view:


These Days;
Norman Rockwell
Part 2

Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York
Gallery 2
September 10 - October 16, 2010

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obama 08
2010
collage, polymers on canvas
36 x 30 inches
(91.4 x 76.2 cm)
ARG# STM2010-002

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untitled (escort money)
2010
collage, polymers on canvas
4 1/2 x 5 x 2 inches
(11.4 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm)
ARG# STM2010-010

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Installation view


These Days;
Norman Rockwell
Part 2

Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York
Gallery 2
September 10 - October 16, 2010

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blue movie (blue paris)
2010
collage, polymers, oil on canvas
68 x 26 inches
(172.7 x 66 cm)
ARG# STM2010-012

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untitled
1996-2010
oil, tape, polymers on canvas
12 x 12 inches
(30.5 x 30.5 cm)
ARG# STM2010-006

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Scrapbooking
2009
Collage, acrylic, spray paint, tape on canvas
14 parts: Overall dimensions vary with installation
Signed on top edge of each canvas
ARG# STM2009-021

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Installation view:


The Perpetual Dialogue
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York
December 12, 2009 - January 23, 2010
 

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Black Flags
2009
Xerox collage, Flashe paint on canvas
30 x 30 inches
(76.2 x 76.2 cm)
ARG# STM2009-002

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A Dark Time
2009
Collage, graphite on canvas
Overall: 10 x 16 inches
Two panels, each: 10 x 8 inches
ARG# STM2009-003

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Installation view:


The Perpetual Dialogue
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York
December 12, 2009 - January 23, 2010

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Untitled
2008
Wood, cast plaster, collage, acrylic
24 x 12 x 9 inches
ARG# STM2008-001

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Wednesday July 15/2009 (Dash Snow Obituary) (#2)
2009
Xerox collage, Flashe paint on canvas
8 x 21 x 16 inches
(20.3 x 53.3 x 40.6 cm)
ARG# STM2009-001

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Crying
2009
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
(40.6 x 50.8 cm)
ARG# STM2009-005

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Sexy Back
2009
Tape, spray paint, collage, vinyl on wood on canvas
24 x 20 inches
(61 x 50.8 cm)
ARG# STM2009-020

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Sexy Back
2009
Tape, spray paint, collage, vinyl on wood on canvas
24 x 20 inches
(61 x 50.8 cm)
ARG# STM2009-018

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Posting
2009
Tape, acrylic, spray paint collage on canvas
72 x 10 inches
(182.9 x 25.4 cm)
ARG# STM2009-013

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Raft (Kurt)
2006
Collage, polymers, string, canvas on wood
36 x 36 inches
(91.4 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# STM2006-007

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Anxious object
2006-2007
Oil on canvas on wood
30 x 30 inches
(76.2 x 76.2 cm)
ARG# STM2007-001

Biography

Michael St. John’s work conveys a sustained commitment to observing and re-presenting experiences of the everyday. Gathering source materials by casting an inclusive and penetrating gaze on the world through which he moves, St. John layers newspaper clippings, found images, fragmented language and everyday objects into captivating collaged portraits of the world at present. Underlying this recalibration of the growing circuit of visual information is an insightful and rigorous formal practice informed by Rauschenberg, Warhol, Ashcan School artists, and 19th-century American trompe l’oeil painting. With a dedication to recognize and commemorate the time we live in, St. John’s work reflects on notions of violence, tragedy, narcissism, racism, and indifference, drawing stimulating connections that kindle new and compassionate perspectives on contemporary culture.


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