The Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery
The Meyers Gallery is housed in the Steger Student Life Center on the University of Cincinnati Clifton Campus.
Directions: From ML King enter Woodside Dr. (Langsam Library) for Woodside Garage (accepts cash or credit). Walk up UC Main Street to the Steger Student Life Center. Gallery is on the right across from Nippert Stadium.
MEYERS GALLERY EXHIBITS
Hal Lasko: The Pixel Painter
February 3-March 30
DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati is pleased to present “The Pixel Painter,” the first solo exhibition of artist Hal Lasko, on view from February 3-March 30, 2014 in DAAP Galleries Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery.
Hal Lasko, a “Lettering Man” by trade, began working in commercial art studios as a typographer in the 1930s and continued to do so for most of his professional career, eventually retiring from American Greetings in 1980s where he had worked as a lettering consultant. In his personal life, Lasko enjoyed oil and watercolor painting and created more than fifty original works between 1948 and 1994. In the late ’90s, Lasko received a computer from his grandson Ryan and began doing works on the computer for enjoyment. Since being diagnosed with Wet Macular Degeneration, Lasko’s computer has become no longer a toy but an essential tool allowing him to continue to create. Using Microsoft Paint he enlarges sections of his works and paints them pixel by pixel. Having no desire to disguise the nature of his work, Lasko has developed a modern-day pointillist style, creating works ranging from abstract designs to landscapes and still lifes.
At age 97, Lasko exemplifies the creative spirit and the power of art to stimulate the mind and nurture the soul. Please join us in celebrating the life, work, and spirit of Hal Lasko in this inspiring exhibition.
Artist Reception: Thursday, March 13 from 5-7 pm
For Info: please call 513-556-2839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.