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12-04_nesto_1Milton’s Nesto Gallery opens its doors on April 10 to At the Horizon: Recent Paintings—an exhibition by alumnus Ian Torney, Class of 1982.

“I have been a painter of the observed landscape for nearly two decades now, painting in oil on board or canvas,” says Mr. Torney in his artist statement. “I came into my practice initially as a plein air landscape painter, making small works not wholly beholden to but derived from what was seen on location, and in reaction to a myriad of external (and perhaps internal) circumstances… I strive to make even my small canvases possess an inherent monumentality.”

His recent series, At The Horizon, is an “exploration of the boundless implications of ambiguity, mystery and promise found where the earth meets the sky,” he says. “It is an exploration directed as much by where the paint leads as it is by what the subject inspires.”

Mr. Torney graduated from Bowdoin College with a dual degree in English literature and visual art. He earned a master’s of arts and education from Rhode Island School of Design and earned his MFA from the Art Institute of Boston. He is the arts division head and fine arts program director at St. Paul’s School, where he has taught for over 20 years. His work is represented at the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden of Concord.

The opening reception of his Nesto exhibit will be Tuesday, April 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the show will continue through May 15. The Nesto Gallery is located on the lower level of Milton’s Art and Media Center. The gallery is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, please contact Anne Neely at 617-898-2335.