FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 28, 2015
Lux Art Institute Welcomes Artist Max Ernst Greis
First resident artist at lux during the 2015-2016 season
Encinitas, CA – Lux Art Institute is pleased to announce the exhibition of Max Ernst Greis, the first of five resident artists at Lux during the 2015 – 2016 season. Mr. Greis will travel via rail from New York City to California, recording footage and images along the way, and then use the material he gathers to construct a detailed video landscape that will be projected on top of a hand-painted panel. His beautiful, elegiac compositions probe the ways in which our post-industrialized world has radically altered humanity’s relationship with nature.
Greis will reside at Lux September 11-October 3, 2015, and the exhibit will run September 12 – October 31, 2015. The Opening Reception, for members only, is on September 11, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, and the public is invited to see his work in progress during Artist Studio hours: Thursday and Friday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm. As part of the Studio Series, Lux will host a casual wine reception followed by an interactive discussion with Mr. Greis on September 30, from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Lux members attend events for free. For more information visit: luxartinstitute.org.
About the Artist
Max Ernst Greis completed his BFA in painting at the School of Visual Arts in 2005, and his MFA in painting at Hunter College in 2014. He has exhibited widely in the U.S., at venues including the Edward Hopper House Art Center and BRIC Rotunda Gallery. In 2015, his debut solo show at Pavel Zoubok Gallery was named an Artforum Critics’ Pick in New York.
Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience with the region’s only artist-in-residence program that invites artists to live and work on site, while producing a commissioned work of art, start to finish. Lux is committed to make art more accessible and inspire creative thinking. Visitors don’t just see finished works of art, they see the artistic process firsthand, observing internationally recognized artists in a working studio environment. As part of its mission, Lux also offers a variety of acclaimed education programs that foster creativity and innovation in the classroom and beyond.
Tags: Max Greis, Encinitas art, contemporary art, Lux resident artist.