Current Location:
Building C (DEV) -> 5th Floor (DEV; C)
Location Notes:
DEV; 5th Floor, rm. 511C

Looking West

Artwork
Identifier:
1999.932.1
Artist:
Michael Pfleghaar
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Paper
Date:
1999
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 26.5 in Width: 54 in
Description:
Scenic view of downtown Grand Rapids during the day.
Historical Context:
Michael Pfleghaar defines his work by relationships, whether that be between colors, objects and shadows or our relationship with the world around us. Pfleghaar states, "At a basic level, my practice has always centered around documenting my life. Early on I realized how the things we choose to surround ourselves are a reflection of self." While his artistic style has shifted to abstract the inanimate objects around him, this early work focuses on the place in which he was working at the time, downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
oil painting
Library of Congress Subjects:
Painting