The Marxhausen Gallery of Art at Concordia University in Seward will host "Meet Your Match: Sheldon Statewide Exhibition," from Monday, Jan. 8 through Monday, Feb. 5.

An opening reception will be held from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17 with a gallery talk at 2 p.m. This thirty-first annual statewide exhibition travels from the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln. This exhibit presents works of art in pairs, some complementary and others opposing. Concordia is one of the seven galleries in the state to display the exhibit on its tour around the state.

"This exhibit is like a conversation where works made at different time periods, different materials and different subject matter are paired together in order to encourage the viewer to see and think more about both pieces," said James Bockelman, professor of art and director of the Marxhausen Gallery

Among the works presented are paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures by artists like Ansel Adams, Elizabeth Frink, Gordon Parks, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol.

Since 2000, the Marxhausen Gallery of Art has hosted more than 30 artists and art's professionals. Through a diverse mix of exhibitions, performances, screenings, and conversations, the visiting artist program provides a public forum for the presentation and contemplation of contemporary art, curatorial practice and scholarship. Through discourse, studio critiques, informal discussions and public lectures the program provides students with direct access to arts professionals working across disciplines.

The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. The Marxhausen Gallery is located in Jesse Hall and is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday while classes are in session.

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