McNish Gallery – Oxnard College
4000 S. Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033


NOVEMBER 8, 4:00 – 6:00 pm; Artist Talk at 4:30 pm

October 25, 2011, Oxnard, CA: The McNish Gallery at Oxnard College is proud to present a solo exhibition by renowned abstract painter Jack Reilly. The exhibition opens on November 7 and continues through December 15, 2011. An opening will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 4:00 to 6:00 pm with an artist lecture at 4:30 pm at Oxnard College’s McNish Gallery.

Reilly is known as one of the original artists from the Abstract Illusionism movement of the late 1970’s. For three decades has maintained an affinity for simplicity in painting through a visually complex and laborious technique. Thousands of brushstrokes in acrylic polymers and metallic pigment are painted on geometric shaped-canvas structures. Reilly combines theoretical systems and elements of serendipity arranged within linear formats that interact with the shape of the canvas, sometimes straddling the line between painting and sculpture.

Jack Reilly received his M.F.A. from Florida State University in 1978 and shortly thereafter he moved to Los Angeles. Reilly is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and numerous other awards. His paintings are included in major public, private and corporate collections internationally. He is Chair of the Art Department and Professor of Art at California State University Channel Islands.

Please join us for the opening reception on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 4:00 – 6:00 pm with an artist lecture at 4:30pm. The McNish Art Gallery is located at 4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA. 93033. For more information contact (805) 986-5800, extension 1929, e-mail cmorla@vcccd.edu or visit http://www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.


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