OU Student’s Work Featured At Majestic Galleries

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In a series of installations that will include drawings, photographs and assemblages alongside sculpture and a recorded sound composition, Ohio University School of Art + Design MFA candidate Mateo Galvano will present a Painting + Drawing thesis exhibition entitled Catch and Release, on view April 4 through April 20 at Majestic Galleries in Nelsonville, Ohio.

A free, public opening reception is scheduled for Friday, April 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In an examination of formal and conceptual tensions between iterations of representation and abstraction, Galvano considers themes of absence, translation and memory.

The artist discusses both language and its breakdown with his work, Inheritance, in which sculptural installation is accompanied by a recorded sound composition featuring indecipherable lyric texts.

In Galvano’s exhibition and studio practice, meaning and its disintegration are key preoccupations. Galvano investigates the boundaries of the inner life and the afterlife in a work called Book of the Dead, in which photographic prints are displayed and partially concealed behind layers of translucent paper and gauze.

Drawings on paper as well as paintings and collages on plastic vellum will also be on view.

Majestic Galleries is located on the Public Square in Nelsonville. Hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Visit for more information.