New exhibitions series starting September 2018
Mike Stanko is a musician turned self-taught artist distinguished by his "Americana" subjects reflecting the everyday life and its beauty. So often his artworks documents American pop culture, landmarks, nature, and the beach. Stanko’s style of painting is distinguished by its bold colors, vibrancy, and lines that appears to dance an inner music full of rhythm and rhyme.
Stanko is a lifelong Long Islander and has been creating and exhibiting his unique and whimsical art for over 25 years. From his home in Valley Stream to the world beyond, he finds endless inspiration in the iconic, the familiar, and even the mundane.
Stanko’s work has been exhibited at the Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY, the Ripe Art Gallery in Huntington, NY, Mistretta Gallery in Locust Valley, NY, and other venues in the New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building.
He has been a cover artist for the Hampton’s weekly Dan’s Papers and featured in a variety of other magazines and television interviews. His artwork can be also found on music albums and book covers. Stanko's art is housed in many public and private art collections across Long Island, NYC, and the USA. Public collections include Ronald McDonald House and Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC.
His solo exhibition at Demouzy Contemporary includes sunflowers, beach scenes, butterflies, roosters, and even a grilled cheese sandwich. Each painting is lovingly created with bright fields of color in his signature eye-catching style. Stanko’s paintings are buoyant and optimistic, reflective of his colorful outlook on the world around him, and sprinkled with wit and plain old fun!
This exhibition is on view from April 8th, 2018 - May 5th, 2018.