Artist reception set for Sept. 19 at BSC Gannon Gallery

 Sep 09 2019
Artist reception set for Sept. 19 at BSC Gannon Gallery
An exhibit titled “Gas Bubble in Eye” by artist Roxi Mathis is on display at Bismarck State College through Sept. 26 in the Gannon Gallery on the second floor of LEA Hall.

The public is invited to a reception for the artist on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery.
 
Mathis is a watercolor artist living and working in Minot, N.D. Her current work is based on the experiences she had during three eye surgeries and the recovery that followed. Dealing with a detached retina caused light distortions and patterns in her vision, so in her pieces she combines these with real and imagined inspiration.

“I like to work in detail with a lot of color and bold contrast, forming loose patterns based on the visual anomalies that I see,” Mathis says. “While much of my work includes North Dakota scenery, I also work with figurative elements. I try to tell stories that lead the viewer to find their own narrative in the work.”

Mathis grew up on a ranch in the Badlands of North Dakota. She attended college in Minot majoring in graphic design, which she does both professionally and freelance.