Roxi Mathis – Gas Bubble in the Eye
The Northwest Arts Center presents ‘Gas Bubble in Eye’ an exhibition by North Dakota artist Roxi Mathis, on view in the Northwest Arts Center’s Walter Piehl Gallery from July 17- August 14.
Working in watercolor, gauche and ink, Mathis’s paintings are based on her experiences during three eye surgeries and the recovery that followed. Combing the patterns and light distortion effects of a detached retina with real and imagined inspirations, her work is a contrast of abstracted organic and geometric details and rich, colorful figurative subjects. Mathis states, ‘While much of my work includes North Dakota scenery…I try to tell stories that lead the viewer to find their own narrative in the work.’
Mathis currently lives and works in Minot, ND.
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NAC summer hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. and by special arrangement. Closed holidays.
The Walter Piehl Gallery is located in the Northwest Arts Center on the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library, with its own entrance on the south side of the library.
This project is made possible by the North Dakota Art Gallery Association and is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.