Mark Pappas' Drawings and Paintings at the McKendree Gallery of Art

Lebanon, Ill. — The McKendree University Gallery of Art announces the upcoming exhibition, “Culture,” a selection of paintings and drawings by St. Louis artist Mark George Pappas. His work will be displayed from Feb. 7 through March 7 at the gallery, located at 224 St. Louis St. in downtown Lebanon.

In his practice of art making and research, Pappas has come to know and befriend the notion of “the measure of all things.” The harmonies and rhythms found throughout his work are the visible evidence of his intense fascination with the teachings, philosophies and arts of the ancient Greeks. Symmetries and harmonic proportions observed in the natural world are analyzed and re-invented in his search for form.

Pappas has taught in McKendree University’s art program. A historic preservationist as well as a teacher and artist, he is deeply involved in the restoration of the Beaux-Arts Carnegie Library in the Hyde Park neighborhood of St. Louis. While maintaining the historic integrity of the building’s original design, he is working to establish studio, exhibition and educational space there.

He has travelled extensively in Greece and has had numerous exhibitions of his work there and in the U.S. He received his M.F.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York, a B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute.


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