"406" by James Oliver is one of the works featured in "Home," an exhibit shown at artCentral. 

CARTHAGE, Mo. -- A Pittsburg State University art professor's latest exhibit features smaller looks at a variety of homes.

"Home" features gouache paintings and drawings by James Oliver, a professor of painting at PSU since 2001. The exhibit opens today at artCentral with a reception at Hyde House Gallery.

Oliver has been teaching art since the mid-'90s. His work in "Home" features recent creations featuring aspects of multiple sources including a camera lucida, reference photos and memories, according to an artist's statement provided by artCentral.

"Figure and ground are organized with line and shape, coupled with color relationships, to build a space that can be viewed for both its sense of simplistic realism and an organic quality of abstraction," Oliver wrote. "Color is drawn from the actual hues visible in observation, and then manipulated to reveal its relationship to the space, ultimately becoming plastic in orientation."

The exhibit will be on display until Oct. 26 in the gallery, located at 1110 E. 13th St. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. today. The exhibit is underwritten by Beimdiek Insurers.

Details: 417-358-4404.

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