Muente is an art professor at Northern Kentucky University. Enlightening and reminding viewers of their own humanity, his paintings depict facets of the human condition such as loss, doubt, wisdom and faith.
“I try to make narrative paintings that resonate with the viewer’s imagination. The work often asks more questions than answers, that’s the key to the suspense, ”said Muente.
Other work highlighted at the MAC this spring
Exhibited until May
Another exhibition currently on display at the MAC through May 27 is Ohio Watercolor Society artist Shirlee Bauer, who has collected watercolor paintings, which are on display at the MAC Lobby Gallery.
From May 3 to 13, the Miami University Regionals: Student Art Exhibition 2021 will be presented in the Main Exhibition Hall at the MAC. The group exhibit will showcase student artists and designers representing the University of Miami’s regional humanities and arts department and showcase a variety of mediums taught on regional campuses, including drawing, digital drawing, painting. , digital painting, photography, drawing, printmaking and illustration.
Exhibits can be viewed during MAC’s normal operating hours, which are Mondays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are required to enter the facility and strict sanitation and social distancing guidelines will be observed. The MAC exhibition season is supported by the Miriam G. Knoll Foundation. For more information, visit www.middletownartscenter.com.
“Out of the Darkness” at Pyramid Hill
Exhibited until May 23
The artists in this group exhibition will present works that respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Art can recognize and convey ideas, which words cannot express, so this exhibition aims to shed light on how artists are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences,” said Gabi Roach, manager arts and programming at Pyramid Hill.
“Out of the Darkness” will be on display in the Great Gallery of the Pyramid Hill Museum of Ancient Sculpture. The works in the exhibition range from painting and drawing to sculpture, photography, on-site installations and beyond. All of the works of art on display respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition includes works by local, regional and national artists.
“I think the theme is really an opportunity for people to openly engage with how they have experienced the pandemic. From a visual perspective, what we’re hoping to accomplish is simply a better understanding of how this pandemic has affected people on an individual level, and that’s obviously being interpreted by artists, ”Roach said.
As part of the “Out of the Darkness” exhibition, Pyramid Hill also presents an installation of masks in its small gallery space. The display consists of disinfected masks.
There will be a public reception for “Out of the Darkness”, which will be held on April 24, April 24 from 2 pm to 4 pm, on the occasion of Art and Earth Day. The reception is free and open to all.
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum is located at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road in Hamilton. General admission to the park is $ 8 for adults and $ 3 for children.
Miami Art Museum offers advance registration with timed tickets this spring
Exhibited until June 11
The University of Miami Art Museum and Sculpture Park will feature three new exhibits this spring, including “Sacred songs: Antiphonal and illuminations», Which presents 16 works of manuscripts and music at the Douglass Gallery. The exhibits will remain on display until June 11.
Other exhibitions on display this spring include “Miserere: Plea for the mercy of Rouault“With 20 works illustrating the nature of war and” Confronting Greatness: A Celebration of Women Artists “. “Confronting Greatness” celebrates the 50th anniversary of Linda Nochlin’s 1971 essay, “Why Weren’t There Great Women Artists?” The essay will be highlighted in the exhibition.
The gallery is open upon prior registration. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visiting the gallery is possible by registering for a free-time ticket. Each exhibit also has a virtual or online display, which is available for viewing. For more information call (513) 529-2232 or visit www.MiamiOH.edu/ArtMuseum. The University of Miami Art Museum and Sculpture Park is located at 801 S. Patterson Avenue in Oxford.