A solo exhibition by artist Nick Kyle is currently on display in Spiva Gallery at Missouri Southern State University.
“ReDivEdCo” features printmaking and graphic design works by Kyle, an art instructor who retired in August 2008 after 43 years of teaching. His most recent position was as an associate professor of art and chair of the Art Department at Missouri Southern.
He will offer an Artist Talk at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 3, in Room 106 of Webster Hall. It will also be available to watch via Zoom.
To join the meeting, go to https://mssu-edu.zoom.us/j/96279453114?pwd=ZGU5VGdWZ25pMzNCQjRsRkV2SFVSdz09
Meeting ID: 962 7945 3114
Regarding his art, Kyle says there is no simple answer to what makes an object a work of art. In fact, the question becomes more difficult to answer the more artists challenge the notion of what art is.
“Art can mean many things to different people, but only if they take the time to think and educate their senses,” he says. “I have found that good art can ask questions, confuse, stimulate, mesmerize and create anxiety. Most of all it communicates emotions, ideas and concepts.”
Kyle’s works have been featured in 35 solo exhibitions and more than 60 group exhibitions. His work has been included in numerous private collections – including the State Art Collection of Oklahoma, Tinnin Fine Arts Center at Three Rivers Community College, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum and Joplin’s Spiva Center for the Arts. He has also served as juror for numerous state and regional art exhibitions.
The exhibition will run through June 17. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.