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Mercer Gallery exhibition features work from GCCC alum

Garden City Community College alumni Hannah Lindo is presenting an exhibition of her work in the Mercer Gallery at GCCC now through February 10.

Her comprehensive show “In My Room” features new work after her graduate school experience.

Lindo is currently looking at spaces she knows well and feels most comfortable in, including scenes from her bedroom with hints of plant life. The exhibition will feature many large to small-scale works dealing with these uniquely personal themes.

Lindo, a Garden City native, earned her Visual Arts Associate degree from GCCC, and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Fort Hays State University in 2017. Lindo recently completed her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Kansas and is currently a Lecturer at the University of Kansas, where she teaches Painting and Drawing.

Throughout Lindo’s artwork, discovering has been an essential part of her discovery. She is using her surroundings and experiences as inspiration to depict internal emotions that are difficult to share.

Nature has been a consistent source of inspiration in her artwork, and recently, she noticed how nature surrounded her in the blooming floral patterns and plants collected in her bedroom.

Inspiration has come from personal items like a duvet cover covered with elaborate blossoming flowers and tangling orange leaves that allow her eyes to get lost in an abundance of patterns, finding new things at each glance.

The surfaces of her paintings have amassed many layers of paint; beneath the surface, previous colors, and gestures layer to show the history of its making. Her unique brushstroke is immortalized within the painted body, displaying the artist’s hand and way of visually thinking. Time is shared through thick layers of paint and creating history on the canvas shows the work it takes to make her masterpieces.

An artist’s workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 in the Joyce Fine Arts Building Room 1413, followed by a closing reception from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mercer Gallery.

The Mercer Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

For more information, please contact Gallery Director Michael Knutson at michael.knutson@gcccks.edu.