While the artists use different mediums, they examine similar themes: contemporary economic issues.
"Ryan's paintings and mixed-media works address the recent financial crisis in America and the post-industrial landscape, while Smyth creates photographs that probe the psychological complexity of passers-by, and document the struggles of a steel town in decline," GRACE curators said.
There will be an opening reception and gallery talk at 6 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. The exhibition will run until Feb. 23.
GRACE will host additional events related to the exhibition. Among them:
In-depth discussion of the work and influences of Beverly Ryan.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
In-depth discussion of the work and influences of George Smyth.
Monday, Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Artist Beverly Ryan will lead the group on a tour of her exhibition and then you will explore your own ideas about texture and pattern to create your art.
Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
For ages 8 and over.
For more info, fees and registration info, click on the event titles.