Kent State Downtown Gallery to Feature Artwork by Local Artist m coy
Kent State University’s School of Art Collection and Galleries and the School of Art present an exhibition of recent work by local artist, m coy at the Downtown Gallery in Kent. An opening reception of "m - current works: a selection of art by m coy” will take place on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5-7 p.m. at the Downtown Gallery (141 E. Main Street in Kent). The exhibition will be on view through Feb. 17. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Mr. Coy uses simple tools when creating his work – brightly colored paints, razor blades and a spray gun. His paintings are created on circular or square smooth plastic panels, which are presented individually and in groupings. In a statement, he says, “The imagery in my work varies, but in general I work in objects, icons and symbols, with a style that is loose, quick and energetic. Through these images, I am seeking to capture the essence of the emotions that I am feeling at the moment. My stylistic influences are all across the board. Impressionist, abstract expressionist and pop artist share equal influence - as does the art of cartoonist, illustrators and graphic artists. I have drawn from and mixed all of these influences into my own personal style.”
Mr. Coy holds his B.F.A. in painting/printing from Northern Illinois University and has exhibited work throughout the state of Ohio and nationally.