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Art Exhibit Constructed Spaces Opens on Sept. 4

Posted Aug. 24, 2012

Kent State University at Stark proudly opens the Constructed Spaces exhibit, showcasing paintings by artist George Schroeder. The exhibit, which is open to the public, will be displayed from September 4 - 22, 2012, in the Kent State Stark Main Hall Art Gallery, located in the lower level of the building at 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. The gallery is free and open for public viewing Monday - Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.
A public reception will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and a gallery talk will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. These events will take place in the Main Hall Art Gallery.
Schroeder paints non-objective works, acrylic on linen, moderate in size, in the three-to-four foot range, occasionally larger. His paintings combine knife-shape edges with worked, scraped, sometimes abraded, layered surfaces. His premise is that the elements of painting – shape, color, edge and surface and what they imply, movement, balance, pressure, rhythm – can be intellectually and emotionally affecting without an overt subject or narrative.
Schroeder has exhibited in 30 solo shows since his first one man show was displayed at the Canton Museum of Art in 1962. He exhibited in the Cleveland Museum of Art May Show in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Other highlights include solo shows at the Maison de la Culture d’Orleans in Orleans, France and the Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, N.Y. A more expansive look at Schroeder’s art can be found on his website, located at
Kent State Stark also features rotating art exhibits in the Fine Arts Building and The University Center. For more information about the Kent State Stark art galleries or the art program, call 330-499-9600 or visit