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New York Painter Ryan Schneider to Discuss Emotional and Spiritual Energy in His Paintings Nov. 10


West 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 Arts
, 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," Kelly said.

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.

Artist Ryan Schneider to lecture at MCCC Nov. 10

To learn more about upcoming lectures at Mercer County Community College, click here or call 609-570-3324.

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