Link Gallery presents “Immutable Vapor,” an exhibition of paintings by Cleveland-based artist Mark Keffer

Kent State University at Trumbull’s Link Gallery is honored to present“Immutable Vapor,” an exhibition of paintings by Cleveland-based artist Mark Keffer. The exhibit begins Monday, Jan. 23 and ends Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Keffer earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University in 1988 and then completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at The Ohio State University.
He describes his work as balancing act, influenced by the ancient philosophical treatise of the Tao Te Ching, pairing existential austerity with a playful visual approach. He creates imagery that, while nearly abstract, is suggestive of both the celestial and the microscopic. Keffer is interested in the dual nature of life (easy/difficult, joyous/painful) and how these opposing states are dependent on each other based on context. He hopes his viewers will respond to the work in a contemplative manner, in a sphere of philosophical questioning. “As we navigate a world of turmoil, I believe our best hope is to look inward to recalibrate our understanding of our better selves.”
The Link Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. and is located in Kent State Trumbull’s Classroom/Administration Building, located at 4314 Mahoning Ave. N.W. in Warren. An Artist’s Reception will held Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
For more information or questions about the exhibit, contact Phillip Buntin, Associate Professor of Art at  
Visit Mark Keffer’s website,
POSTED: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 1:44pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 1:44pm