The Massillon Museum will host a reception for Studio M artist Susan Byrnes on from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 22. The event is free, and everyone is welcome. The exhibition will continue through Jan. 26.
The exhibition, Susan Byrnes: The Viscosity Series, fills MassMu’s Studio M with vividly colored, two-dimensional “sculptural drawings,” inspired by landscapes cast from transparent and opaque polyurethane, a process of her own invention.
Byrnes, a visual artist whose work encompasses traditional and contemporary forms and practices, including sculpture, multimedia installation, radio broadcasts, writing, and curatorial projects, earned an MFA from Eastern Michigan University and a BFA from Syracuse University.
She teaches as part of the Ohio Arts Council’s Arts Learning Artist in Residence Program and is a contributing art critic and writer with the online art journal AEQAI and the print publications The Artists and Acrylic Artist magazines. Her audio pieces – based on artists and artmaking processes – have been broadcast on public radio stations in Ohio and Kentucky.
Byrnes has been awarded an Aid to Individual Artist Grant from the Cincinnati Summerfair for her cast iron sculpture; a Yeck Fellowship from the Dayton Art Institute for Motion Capture, an installation involving video, photography, and dance; and a Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowship for Discover, an exhibition combining molecular biology, glass sculpture, video, and sound. To learn more about the artist, visit susanbstudio.com.
In addition to viewing the Byrnes exhibition, visitors can see the Immel Circus as well as exhibitions in the Local History Gallery, Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts Gallery, and the Photography Gallery.
WHAT – MassMu Studio M Reception, Susan Byrnes: The Viscosity Series.
WHEN – 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 22
WHERE – Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E.
MORE – massillonmuseum.org or 330-833-4061. Program attendees are required to wear masks when not consuming food.
This article originally appeared on The Independent: What's new at the Mu? Susan Byrnes exhibit to open