Little Bit of Seoul

Painting, Abstraction and Image, a collection of 10 paintings by New York artist Clay Deutsch, opens today at Rockhurst University’s Greenlease Gallery (between Van Ackeren Hall and Sedgwick Hall, 1100 Rockhurst Road). The centerpiece is “Digital Seoul,” in which Deutsch plays with the South Korean capital’s mathematical grid to form an abstract landscape of the city. “There’s a sense of cohesion and fluidity to his work,” Matthew Knight, guest curator, says. “You can see the structures, but you can also see the forms breaking free of those structures.” The exhibition is the 27-year-old’s first solo show since graduating with an MFA from Columbia University. Deutsch introduces his work with a 6:30 p.m. talk, followed by a reception at 7 p.m. The exhibit runs through December 5. Admission is free. For more information, call 816-501-4407.

Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Oct. 24. Continues through Dec. 5, 2008