“IDENTITY” is a solo exhibition featuring the work of artist Michael J, in his first exhibiting at the Ocean City Art Center.
IDENTITY contains familiarportraits of icons, but with their faces removed to symbolize their true perceived identity. Michael captures the spirit through his representative art in his series IDENTITY. Current policies and social issues affect many to their core being, resulting in a struggle to find own’s own true identity. Using symbolism, Michael J identities the recognizable personas of prominence of these personalities in his art.
“IDENTITY’s” inspiration is drawn from a critical look at social and personal issues that impact the daily lives of many people. Michael J’s latest body of work serves as a reflection on the damaged state of media, privacy, peer pressure, and so much more. This installation was created with the hope to inspire others to find and question their own identities.