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08-04_meyer_1On Tuesday, April 8, Milton’s Nesto Gallery opens an exhibition of paintings by figurative painter Joshua Meyer entitled “Wandering and Wondering.” Inspired by the English painter Frank Auerbach, Meyer creates a universal humanism in his paintings by the use of his gestural stroke. In his words, “the figures emerge and recede, building relationships and layers.”

Born in Lubbock, Texas, and educated at Yale University, Meyer has shown his work throughout the United States, most recently at the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art and the Lowe Gallery in Los Angeles. Some of the paintings exhibited in “Wandering and Wondering” appear in the recently published book of Meyer’s paintings calledWednesday Evenings: Paintings of Sharrona Pearl.

Meyer’s work will be on display in the Nesto Gallery through May 1. An opening reception will take place from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on April 8. Meyer’s will be available to speak with students, faculty and other members of the community on Wednesday, April 23, in Greeley Auditorium at 9:10 a.m. The Nesto Gallery is located on Milton’s campus, in the lower level of the Science Building. The gallery’s hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and by appointment.