New Artist Spotlight: Michael O'Day and Kevin Perlic

UGallery releases new art and welcomes new artists to our community every week. We love seeing what each new week will bring. This week’s newest artist are Michael O'Day and Kevin Perlic! Read on below to learn a little bit more about their work.

Michael O'Day. Taylor, Pennsylvania.

Forms and Shapes IV

Reality is the foundation of Michael O'Day’s art. He mimics the geometric shapes and shadows that dance in the real world with charcoal to form a direct representation of his inner reality. Michael says, “I use the reality we see as a kind of armature on which to build an alternate reality.” He pulls direct inspiration from George Inness, Robert Kipniss, Thomas Hart Benton, and Diego Rivera.

Kevin Perlic. Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


Kevin Perlic found photography to be a means of capturing the world around him. Kevin seeks the beautiful in nature and life by peering through the lens of his camera. With a snap of the shutter and his own artistic manipulations, Kevin captures the true essence of the environment. While he loves to take photos in and around the Mid-West, he also document the travels he embarks on with his wife. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University.

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