Tiffin University's Diane Kidd Gallery is hosting a new exhibition, "Apparitions, Remixes and Fault Lines," by nationally recognized artist Nelson Smith.
The show is to open with a free reception 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the gallery, located inside the Hayes Center for the Arts on the TU campus. The public is invited to meet the artist, who is to speak about his work at 7:15 p.m.
Smith has received widespread recognition as a painter, designer, composer and theater artist. He is a recent Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellow and Senior Artist-In-Residence in painting and drawing for the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Other awards include a Lighton International Artist Exchange Program Travel Grant and 4 Michigan Council for the Arts Individual Artist Grants, among others.
“Serendipitous Rotating Embrace” was painted by Nelson Smith.
His work is included in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art Artist Book Archive and the Detroit Institute of Arts. His performance, sound art and installation works have been presented in a variety of museum, gallery and performance spaces in Detroit, New York and Cleveland.
"I have been developing two bodies of recent work - one based on landscape and the other based on portraiture," he said. "I have been transcribing landscapes into schematics that unearth a kind of intelligence found in the land. These transcriptions are inspired by the Flint Hills, or the landscapes depicted in the 'Big Bend' paintings of mid-20th century regionalist Alexandre Hogue."
"Apparitions, Remixes and Fault Lines" is to run through April 20. Group tours are available.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday or through appointment by contacting Celinda Scherger at (419) 448-3282.