Art Works Gallery features luminist painter Gary Fenske in August
Illuminated painting by Gary Fenske

Cedar City’s Art Works Gallery will exhibit “Night Visions” paintings by Portland artist Gary Fenske through Aug. 25. An opening reception will be held July 28 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Fenske employs a technique known as “luminism” in his invisible, or “Night Visions,” paintings. On what appear to be blank canvases, his paintings become fully visible when illuminated. He first encountered luminous fine art in 1958. He says that it filled him with amazement and changed his life forever and that it’s still a thrill when he sees others experience luminism for the first time. He was the first American artist to show his work at the Nagoya Shogun Castle in Japan, and his work is found in collections worldwide.

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