Michael Schaefer

This unique exhibition demonstrated Michael's skill in two mediums. First, paintings -- deeply personal abstract images that reflect upon the artist's disability. On the whole, they may be perceived as simplistic self-views, but the closer they are examined the more layers one finds.

And second, Surface Decoration, from Faux Finishing to Gold Leafing to Furniture Painting to Stenciled Floors -- where Michael revives a piece of furniture destined for the dumpster and turns it into a work of art.

Michael Schaeffer has a lifetime of experience in the arts: in Broadway theaters, in graphic design and in fine arts. He has shown in galleries in Soho and Tribeca.