Windsor, N.J. - Noted New York-based artist and writer Ryan
Schneider will present a lecture at Mercer County Community
College entitled "Describing Energy in the Painted
Object." Known for paintings that illuminate the
human condition, Schneider's talk will include slides of his
own work and the work of other artists. Presented as part
of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series, this free lecture
takes place Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 12 noon in the Communications
Building, CM 109, on MCCC's West
Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
With his signature bold hues and patterns, Schneider will
address how emotional and spiritual energy resonates in objects
when reflected in paint. In addition to his own painting techniques,
he will discuss those of others including Matisse, Cezanne,
Hockney, Schutz and Martinez.
According to Lucas Kelly, MCCC assistant professor of Fine
Schneider is known for his ability to embrace the traditions
of early modernist painting while creating contemporary images
that are both conceptually and formally rigorous. "Ryan's
paintings are sincere and deeply personal but maintain a thin
layer of ambiguity so as not to isolate the viewer,"
A resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., Schneider holds a BFA from Maryland
Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. His work has been
shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York and
Los Angeles, and in other major cities worldwide including
Copenhagen, Dresden, London, Seoul, and, most recently, Toronto.
He has curated several group shows in New York City.