A collection of paintings by Ivan Fortushniak, associate professor in the Department of Art, is on display at the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich., from March 7–April 24, 2014.
The solo show is titled “For His Highest.” Heavily influenced by early Modern American Art of the 19th century, the motivation behind Fortushniak’s recent work is to illustrate the dire state of man and their need for what the Gospel offers. Some of his paintings convey biblical references through collaged material from art historical texts, while others use appropriated figurative imagery from Winslow Homer, juxtaposed in a modern setting.
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