Artist Eric Finzi to open show at Ohio State Lima

“Coal boy” by Eric Finzi

“Coal boy” by Eric Finzi

LIMA — Artist Eric Finzi will be at the Farmer Family Gallery at The Ohio State University at Lima to open his show — “Do you hear the children weeping?”— on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Reed Hall. The opening is free and open to the public.

The suite of paintings in “Do you hear the children weeping?” draws on early 20th century images of child labor by Lewis Hine and Finzi’s distinctive method with epoxy resin paintings.

Using temperature, gravity, viscosity, syringes and needles, Finzi creates a sense of time embedded within paintings that embrace order and chaos. The pathos of the working children, whether deep in the coal mines covered in dust, soiled from shucking oysters, or exhausted from picking cotton, is fossilized in layers of resin that seal their fate.

“Do you hear the children weeping?” will be in the Farmer Gallery from Jan. 9 to Feb. 13. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The gallery will be closed Monday, Jan. 20.

“Coal boy” by Eric Finzi“Coal boy” by Eric Finzi