This fall, the three solo exhibitions at the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center offer art lovers a chance to suspend belief and step into three very different views of the world.
Artists Dominic Finocchio, Charles Clary and Mario Méthot will display their work from Oct. 25 through Dec. 14. at The Schmidt. An opening reception and artist talks will be held from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 at the art center on the Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave.
“These artists each create their own world through their use of drawing, painting and paper sculpture,” said Schmidt Curator Nicole Dutton. “It is amazing to see how each artist delves deeper into his own imagination and reveals something truly individual to the viewer.”
St. Louis’ own Finocchio will show paintings and drawings of human beings juxtaposed with animals which explore improbable, unexpected yet credible imagery.
Tennessee-based Clary’s layered paper sculptures explore the concepts of Memento Mori – the coming to terms with ones own mortality, and Memento Vivere – remembering to live.
French Canadian Artist Méthot’s enormous drawings and paintings criticize, question and pay tribute to human existence while allowing for contradiction and work in progress.
For more information about these exhibitions, The Schmidt, the art center’s calendar of events and arts education programs, visit swic.edu/theschmidt or call 618-222-5ART (5278).