GREENVILLE, Pa. – Malcolm Christhilf, a painter and professor at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, will be exhibiting his work at the Howard Miller Student Center’s Weyers-Sampson Gallery at Thiel College from Jan. 24 through Feb. 22. An opening reception for the exhibit, entitled “Color as Object,” is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Christhilf’s painting technique has its roots in 17th-century Dutch still life painting with the subject matter and content being very contemporary. More so than the tonalist Dutch school, he is a colorist, emphasizing in his recent works the dynamic relationships between colors. Thoughtfully chosen and arranged still lifes are used as a springboard into investigating color as object and painting as abstraction.
Christhilf received his B.S. from Towson State University and both an M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He has shown his work widely and is currently an assistant professor of art at Edinboro niversity, where he teaches drawing, painting and foundations.
The Weyer’s Sampson Gallery hours for the spring semester are Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m.
For more information, call 724-589-2095.