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Painter and art critic Mario Naves brings Recent Works to Ohio State Lima

Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy (2015), 16” X 20”, acrylic on panel by New York-based painter and critic Mario Naves. Submitted photo.

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LIMA – New York-based painter and critic Mario Naves will be on hand to open his show, Recent Works, in the Farmer Family Gallery in Reed Hall at The Ohio State University at Lima from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thur., Jan. 21, 2016.

“I am an artist, critic and teacher. My art is a form of painting disguised as collage,” Naves writes at his blogsite Too Much Art: Writings on Visual Culture. “My criticism abjures the marketplace for what meets the eye. My teaching encourages burgeoning artists to question just what it is exactly they’re getting into and how to do it well.”

Dipper (2015), 24” X 18”, acrylic on panel by New York-based painter and critic Mario Naves. Submitted photo.

Dipper (2015), 24” X 18”, acrylic on panel by New York-based painter and critic Mario Naves. Submitted photo.

Recent Works includes 16 paintings created between 2014-2015. Naves teaches at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College and Hofstra University. He has been the recipient of awards and grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, The E.D. Foundation, The Sugarman Foundation, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The City University of New York and The National Academy.

Naves is represented by the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea and his work has been covered by The New York Times, Art in America, The New Criterion, The New York Sun, The Village Voice, ArtCritical.Com, ArtNet and other publications. Naves’ criticism has been published in The New York Observer, Slate, The New Criterion, New Art Examiner, The Wall Street Journal and City Arts. He lives and works in New York City.

This exhibition is made possible through the generosity and cooperation of the Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York City.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays through Feb. 19, 2016. The opening and the show are free and open to the public.