Two Roanoke College art exhibits will be closing soon. The Kyra Hinton – “Mapping the Human Experience” and Richard Pasquarelli – “The Things We Are” exhibits at the Olin Hall Galleries will come to a close Sunday, Oct. 9.
The two exhibits have been on display since Sept. 10. The galleries are open from 1-4 p.m. everyday.
Hinton’s exhibit explores the human experience, as described through the lens of Enneagram, and uses the perspective of landscapes and satellite photos to depict each type’s journey to health.
“Creating a metaphorical and visual experience of the Enneagram, the paintings visually depict an aerial photo of the path ahead, a map to keep in your pocket, and perhaps a mirror of your inner self,” a description from the gallery said.
Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hinton works in a number of mediums.
“Pasquarelli’s paintings make visible the relationships between physical reality and the mind,” a description from the gallery said.
Through analysis of his own compulsions for perfection and order and research into mental health, he seeks a better understanding of the relationship between mind and matter and its observable presence in the world.
To build upon his research, Pasquarelli immerses himself into the study of obsessive-compulsive disorder and hoarding disorder by conducting field research in the homes of people affected by the conditions.
“My paintings are more than representations of people’s possessions; they are portraits of their minds,” he said.
Pasquarelli, born in 1968, received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University. He lives and works in New York City.