Works of artist Craig Hill on exhibit at Gallery 842

Visiting artist Craig Hill is featured in a solo exhibition that  began last weekend at Gallery 842 at 842 4th Ave. in Huntington. The exhibit  features both paintings and drawings.

“We’re excited to welcome an artist of Mr. Hill’s reputation to campus,” said gallery director John Farley. “His paintings are equal parts playful and thoughtful, with content that is both accessible and challenging. The familiar imagery derived from popular culture – superheroes, toys and ray guns – found in Hill’s paintings offers viewers deceptively simple points of entry for the discussion of much more complex ideas.”

Hill earned his B.F.A. in drawing from the Atlanta College of Art and his M.F.A. in painting and printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. He teaches drawing, painting and printmaking at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. His work appropriates imagery and techniques from pop culture and modernist works of art, and addresses issues of masculinity and male rites of passage.

Hill has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions across the country at such venues as the Danna Center Gallery at Loyola University in New Orleans, La., the Shremshock Gallery in Westerville, Ohio, and the L2 Gallery in Washington, D.C.

The exhibition will be on display until Aug. 23. Gallery 842 is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m.