The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present “The Box Project” by Eric Carbrey as the third show of its 2015-2016 season. The exhibition of paintings, which begins with a Final Friday reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, will be on display through Nov. 20. Both the reception and admission to the gallery are free and open to the public.
An “Art for Lunch” presentation by the artist will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Steckline Fine Arts Gallery. A light lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests can also bring their lunch. This event is free and open to the public.
Carbrey is from Wichita and was drawn to art in the fall of 1991. A rivalry between brothers began by seeing who could better draw video game characters. Today, he creates geometric art that feels as if the shapes are growing into their current frozen positions. Carbrey strives to create complexity with simplicity and at the same time simplicity with complexity.
“I enjoy being challenged by my work. I experience great delight in the physical demands of painting, and the processes of creating,” said Carbrey, who crafts his paintings by playing with opposites. “Its rhythm and rhyme, up and down, a flow in and out of itself. The union of calm and chaos create harmony.
“It is my hope that these paintings construct a rich evocative visual experience. My work combines color and shape, with compositional structure and illusion of space formulating works that are both pleasing and challenging to the eye.”
The Steckline Gallery is located inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman campus, 3100 McCormick. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2199.