"Orange Sconce" by Rosalyn Schwartz will be on display at UMSL's Gallery 210.

Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis will take a look back at more than 20 years of paintings and works on paper by St. Louis native Rosalyn Schwartz. The exhibit, “Rosalyn Schwartz: A Survey of Paintings,” will open with an artist’s reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Gallery 210. It will be on display through Dec. 4.

Schwartz recently retired after 20 years as professor of art at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her paintings present a contemporary investigation of the quintessential conflicts between our notions of beauty and futility, perfection and impossibility.

Her work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions in Chicago, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, San Antonio, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Mo., and Gdansk, Poland. It is also part of numerous private and public collections including Harpo Studios in Chicago, Illinois State Museum in Springfield, the Aronson Collection in Philadelphia and the Wood Collection in New York.

“Rosalyn Schwartz: A Survey of Paintings” is sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History at UMSL, the Center for the Humanities at UMSL, Regional Arts Commission and Missouri Arts Council.

Schwartz will discuss her work beginning at 6:15 p.m. at the opening reception Oct. 21 in the gallery. She will also give a slide presentation in the Gallery 210 Auditorium at 7 p.m. Nov. 3.

All exhibits at Gallery 210 are free and open to the public. The gallery is in the Telecommunity Center at UMSL, One University Blvd. in St. Louis County (63121). Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Ryan Heinz

Ryan Heinz