New exhibits now openn at St. Francis SOCA gallery

Jannaya Andrews

   Two new art shows opened to the public Saturday at the University of St. Francis Mimi and Ian Rolland Art Center, 2701 Spring St. in Fort Wayne.
    The “Mythology of History: Works by Adam Mysock and Ivan Fortushniak” exhibition displays works by two artists that reference history in the work from an allegorical point of view.
    Mysock said of his small-scale, hyper-realistic oil paintings, “I’m a revisionist history painter. Rather than rewrite the narrative of the past to justify an ideology, I repaint yesterday’s imagery in order to rationalize our present circumstances.”
    Fortushniak works in oil, as well as collage and mixed media. He re-contexualizes historical references in his work as an examination that the challenges of the past are still evident in the present tense.
    The second show currently on display showcases the work of current USF animation students.
    From concept drawings to character design, storyboards to movie clips, the display offers an insiders glimpse into the world of animation.
    Both exhibits will be on display through mid-February. The Mimi and Ian Rolland Art Center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday–Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.