“Forgotten/Remembered,” a solo exhibition of wet with dry media paintings by Marvin Hill will be on display at The Art Box in downtown DeKalb through Aug. 25.
Hill is a professor emeritus of business management at Northern Illinois University and an internationally known arbitrator. His art became a passion from learning the technique of dry brush watercolor during undergraduate school in Iowa.
This exhibition is Hill’s first solo exhibition in 12 years.
The 36 paintings on display are current and depict mostly untold stories of abandoned farm structures, houses and cars from rural Iowa. His technique lends itself well to wistful grasses, untrimmed trees, peeling paint and broken windows.
The use of negative space in snowy landscapes is masterful, and his overall mannerism with a brush is like ungrounded electricity.
Hill has been influenced by artists Andrew Wyeth, Art Benoit and the watercolor landscapes of Prince Charles.
The Art Box is at 308 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, closed Sunday and Wednesday. For information, contact Daniel Grych at 815-758-0313 or email@example.com.