On February 11th, the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York will open a solo exhibition by Michael Kagan. Entitled Lights Out, this new body of work by the Brooklyn-based painter focuses on man’s moments of triumph over nature’s limits. As the name of the exhibition indicates, the Kagan pushes the boundaries of his amped up compositions to include situations in which there are nearly no margin for errors. One mistake/miscalculations would mean a literal end to the participant’s life.

Expanding on his awe inspiring first show with the gallery (covered), Kagan again pushes his own boundaries with a refreshed focus & expanded subject matter including paintings of astronauts, cockpits, Formula One drivers and extreme mountain climbing. For his show, he also took over the Brooklyn Studios of famed artist Jules de Balincourt to focus on this new collection of paintings. AM had the pleasure of visiting the studio to bring you this exclusive look below.

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