Painter’s exhibit opens with reception, interview

The Gods of the Machine, an exhibit by painter John Lytle Wilson, will open with a reception at 5 p.m. on Sept. 15, in the Fine Arts Museum at Western Carolina University. An interview with the artist is scheduled for 4 p.m., with the wine and appetizer reception to start at 5 p.m.

Wilson, of Birmingham, Ala., draws inspiration in the power of images used to attract, convert and sell, from advertising and product design to museum pieces and iconography. Wilson explores issues such as consciousness, free will and mortality using animal and robot imagery rather than traditional human subjects. The show will run through Friday, Sept. 30.

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