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For Immediate Release

Feb. 21, 2014

Contact: Lesley Fry (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284

Einspruch draws on inspiration from everyday subjects for exhibition at Ohio State Lima

The Ohio State University at Lima welcomes artist Franklin Einspruch, who opens his exhibition, Franklin Einspruch: Placed from Feb. 28-April 4, 2014, in the Farmer Family Gallery in Reed Hall. The opening reception for his exhibition is from 6-8 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 27, 2014. Ohio State Lima’s musical production of Monty Python’s Spamalot later opens at 7:30 p.m. in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Einspruch’s exhibition will feature colorful paintings of subjects from his everyday life. As a painter, Einspruch keeps returning to methods that make the application of material prominent. In other words, he uses a lot of paint, and when working on paper, he puts down colors with a brush in a way that makes it obvious that colors have been put down with a brush. These methods would probably lend themselves better to abstraction, but his artistic impulses get fired up when he sees something that calls out to be painted, so he ends up using figurative subjects from everyday life – houses in his neighborhood, cafes where he buys a cup of coffee or drawing groups that he attends.

Einspruch earned a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Painting from the University of Miami. His senior year at RISD took place at the school's European Honors Program in Rome and the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Paros, Greece. Since then, his work has appeared in fifteen solo exhibitions and more than two dozen group shows. The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, the Florida Department of State, and many other collections in the US and abroad have acquired much of Einspruch’s work. Einspruch is a member of the International Association of Art Critics and has authored more than 100 published essays and art reviews, which have appeared in Art in America, The New Criterion, The Boston Globe, the Miami New Times, and elsewhere.

The artwork will be on display from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays Feb. 28-April 4, 2014, in the Farmer Family Gallery in Reed Hall. The gallery will be closed during spring break week, March 10-14 and will be open prior to each production of Monty Python’s Spamalot, Feb. 27-March 2, also in Reed Hall. Both the opening reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.

For information or tickets to Monty Python’s Spamalot, which runs Feb. 27- March 2, 2014, call the box office at (419) 995-8382 or see the media release.