RECENT ART WORK BY JUSTIN NOSTRALA TO GO ON DISPLAY AT MOUNT UNION COLLEGE'S CRANDALL ART GALLERY
June 02, 2010
ALLIANCE, Ohio - Recent work by Justin Nostrala, assistant professor of art at Mount Union, will be on display in the College's Crandall Art Gallery from January 8 through February 2.
The exhibit will feature a number of Nostrala's paintings, which he said revolve around the theme of "people living in community without any cause for competition or agricultural, technological, or biological progression." He continued, "The monoprints more intentionally focus on the issue of identity as defined by skin color."
He added that the colors and shapes used in the paintings are a result of his feelings toward the subject matter. "On one hand my experience involves serenity and a sense of optimism; on the other hand my experience of the subject matter consists of an acknowledgment of the fact that the world I imagine and seek to represent is a heightened and distant reality."
The community is invited to attend a reception honoring the artist on Saturday, January 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Gallery. Crandall Art Gallery is located within Cope Music Hall, on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue.