John Snyder's <i>Grotto No. 1</i>, a 63 X 90, gesso on canvas.
John Snyder's Grotto No. 1, a 63 X 90, gesso on canvas.

An exhibit from artist John Snyder titled "New Work" will be on display April 12 -May 19 on the upper level of Center for Faith and Life on the campus of Luther College.

A gallery reception for Snyder will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. The show and the reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

This art display will include works that are grounded in a so-called "Church of the Unknown" which reflects Snyder's personal mythology that draws on several sources, including self-taught art, Christian iconography, pre-Renaissance Italian frescoes, Buddhist cave paintings, and African and Oceania imagery.

Snyder holds a degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Snyder's most recent showing was a 2013 exhibit entitled "Hello" at the Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis. He has also had solo exhibitions at the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks; the Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, N.C.; the Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago; The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, Wis.; and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was the recipient of grants and awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the McKnight Foundation, and the Bush Foundation.

All of the works on display have been created during the past few weeks and the exhibition continues to evolve. Attendees are encouraged to watch for additional works that may be added during the course of the exhibit.