Selected works from New London-based artist Nick McKnight will be on display in an exhibition titled “Structures” at Norwich’s Gallery at the Wauregan this month. McKnight, who is a multifaceted artist, works across a variety of mediums, creating pieces ranging from neon signs to simple ink-based prints. “Structures” will focus on just two bodies of his work: the first, a dozen abstracted spray paint pieces, many of which are vibrantly colorful; and the second, a collection of “woodcut prints” — pieces that feature a printed cross section of an inked branch or tree stump. The juxtaposition of his graffiti-like urban-inspired paintings crossed with his ethereal prints should be cause for thought — and that’s the point.
An opening reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery, and the show will run through Feb. 23. The reception is free and open to the public. Gallery at the Wauregan is located at 200 Main St., Norwich. Admission is free. Hours are 3-5 p.m. daily; (860) 608-2661. — Mary Biekert