Steven Eckert | M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition: ‘Mental Excavation’ |11.10.2017 | 5:30-8:30 pm | Oglethorpe Gallery | Savannah, GA


Frenzy, Acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 63 x 48in., 2017 by Steven R. Eckert


Oglethorpe Gallery, located at 406 East Oglethorpe 31401, is pleased to present Mental Excavations, a M.F.A. thesis exhibition by Steven R. Eckert, M.F.A. Painting candidate at Savannah College of Art and Design. The opening reception will be held on November 10th, 2017 during the hours of 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The work will be on display at Oglethorpe Gallery November 11th to November 18th, 2017 during the hours of 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The opening reception and other gallery hours are free and open to the public.

The work to be viewed in Mental Excavations is a series of paintings exploring the connectivity between Eckert’s painting process and the unconscious mind, repressed energies, and the conscious mental plane. When constructing each composition the artist’s strategic plan allows him to unearth past experiences. Reflecting upon his personal history and unconscious drives affords Eckert a cathartic release imbuing each painting with a spiritual energy that is then transmitted to the viewer.

Steven Eckert (born in Baton Rouge, LA in 1988) is earning his M.F.A. in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia in the fall of 2017. He received a B.F.A. in painting and drawing from the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA in 2012. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions in both Baton Rouge and Savannah. He completed a study abroad program with L.S.U. Art in Ireland in the summer of 2011. He [Type here]

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