The first exhibit for Casper College’s spring semester, “The Sum of All Parts” by David Von Metz, will be on display January 22 through February 25 at the Goodstein Visual Arts Gallery. An artist lecture will take place on the final day of the show beginning at noon.
According to Von Metz, his current work encompasses painting, collage, and digital creation. “In this exhibition, I’m working with strong geometrical elements, especially the circle and the square. The visual tension between circle and square is most prominent in the ‘Radial’ series, where the dominant circular element is bounded by a square frame,” he said.
Von Metz, who has a bachelor’s degree in ceramic science from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in mathematics from Oregon State University, noted that his artwork is influenced by mathematics. “My visual vocabulary relies on my mathematics background. Many of my artworks are created by repetition, transformation, and iteration of primitive elements,” he said, adding, “These are fundamental processes in some areas of mathematics.”
Both the exhibit and the artist lecture are free and open to the public. The Goodstein Visual Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The artist lecture will take place in Room 102. Both the gallery and Room 102 are located in the Goodstein Visual Arts Center on the Casper College campus.