Lisa Michot

“You Dirty Rat”
mixed-media sculptor
In Residence: February 27 – March 31, 2006
Opening Reception: March 30, 6:00 – 8:30pm
Exhibition: continues through April 15, 2006 

Lisa Michot will create an installation work incorporating large-scale figures in papier-mache and other mixed-media processes to create an environment consisting of figural groupings. These figures will emphasize movement, theatrics, stage effects, character development, content, interactions, and relationships. By utilizing the PlatteForum studio space and gallery, Lisa will experiment in expanding the scale of her figures into a larger installation, concentrating on creating an entire “stage” for her figures to interact. She will work with Middle School students in this Learning Lab to create figurative sculptures in papier-mache supported by wire armatures that they will hand-paint. They will also design and create costumes that are related to the sculptures and wearing them, they will insert themselves into the environment as living sculptures-in-the-round.

Lisa has exhibited her work over the past 20 years, most recently in “Gender in Motion, Women’s Caucus for Art” in Atlanta, GA and the Santa Fe Arts District Group Exhibit at the Denver International Airport. She is a current member of Spark Cooperative/Gallery in Denver where she has had 3 solo exhibitions.