LUX Center for the Arts presents “Surfaces/Supports” by Ryan Crotty. Continuing in our West Gallery is Surfaces/Supports, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Ryan Crotty. At once, the translucent layers of paint that cover the surface and ooze over the edges of the canvas beg the viewer for a methodological understanding of these photographic paintings, but unlike each layer, it is not as transparent an answer. Surfaces/Supports is an homage to both the various iterations of light exploration throughout art history – from the drama of chiaroscuro to the perceptual catharsis of Op Art – and the distillation in Crotty’s new body of work is stemming from a knowledge of the history of painting as it relates to his own practice. Ryan Crotty was born in Auburn, Nebraska and received his BFA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He earned his MFA from Syracuse University, where he received the Shaffer Award for Best in Show. He has exhibited work in Nebraska, Chicago and Berlin, as well as New York where he is represented by High Noon Gallery. Surfaces/Supports runs in our West Gallery through February 24. More information at www.luxcenter.org/exhibitions/surfaces/supports. The LUX participates in the city-wide art walk in Lincoln, NE every first Friday of the month. Our opening reception is from 5-8 p.m. with scheduled artist talks at 6 p.m. LUX Center for the Arts is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on the west side of the building just off of 48th and Baldwin. LUX Center for the Arts is located in historic University Place at 2601 N. 48th Street.