UNO St. Claude Gallery to Exhibit "Doleful" by MFA Alumnus Jeff Rinehart
The University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery plays host next week to a solo exhibition focused on sorrow.
"Doleful" a solo exhibition by UNO Master of Fine Arts Alumnus and Fine Arts Instructor Jeff Rinehart features digital prints, video, and sculpture.
Rinehart received a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic communications and art from Eastern Washington University and subsequently received an MFA from UNO in 2008. Rinehart is a member of the collective group, the FRONT, which recently showed its work at the Winkleman Gallery in New York.
Rinehart has also received a Louisiana Recovery grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and an artist grant from the Louisiana Cultural Economy Fund. At UNO, he currently teaches Introduction to Graphic Arts.
In an artist statement, Rinehart says he uses narrative to "help me explore relationships and how they exist within the context of the formal imagery in the work.
"To hint at a story will entice the viewer to make connections and create a platform on which to further inspect the image," says Rinehart. "The lines in my work attempt to mimic the way stories and information can loop and intertwine to negate the personal, surround the personal or maybe just provide something that the viewer would have to weave his way through in order to create that relationship between the disparate layers."