Work of Painter Gary Lang Opening Aug. 15 in Crisp Museum

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Aug. 15, 2008 – “Gary Lang: Out Standing Time” will open Aug. 15, and be on display until October 12, 2008 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Gary Lang is a California-based painter whose solo exhibition will focus on works created during the past five years since he moved from New York to California.  Lang is an outstanding colorist whose large, abstract canvases are visually stimulating and intellectually engaging. A digital piece is also included in the exhibition.

A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by David Pagel, Los Angeles Times art critic and chair of the Art Department at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif., and an introduction by Dr. Stanley Grand, director of the Crisp Museum, accompanies this exhibition. The public is invited to attend a closing reception for the artist from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 12.

The museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at the River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain Street in Cape Girardeau. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends.

For more information contact the museum at museum@semo.edu or (573) 651-2260.