The work of Tyrone Johnson-Neuland, the university's assistant director of instructional technologies in Campus Technology Services, will be on display through May 28 at Schweinfurth Art Center and Cayuga Museum of History & Art, 203 Genesee St. in Auburn.

The exhibition, titled "Positive, Negative, Shallow and Deep," marks Johnson-Neuland's participation in the gallery's Emerging Artists series, which runs jointly in the Schweinfurth Art Center and Cayuga Museum of History & Art. His work in the Schweinfurth will be a range of figurative to pure abstract paintings depicting an internal battle between the chaotic vs. the introspective made with acrylic latex, and aerosol paints.

He also will show a series of paintings inspired by his travels to Panama at the Cayuga Museum.

Johnson-Neuland will give an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. at the Auburn gallery on Friday, April 7.

"My paintings follow very much in the long-established tradition of the Expressionists, using an intensity of color and gestural brushstrokes to portray the strength of feeling and emotion," Johnson-Neuland wrote in his artist's statement.

"The subject matters vary from figurative to abstract but always with an exploration of spatial, social, or self-awareness," he added. "I will use any paint medium that is at my disposal and thrive on what can be unexpected results. The process is always a battle of the chaotic vs the introspective. We all have different coping skills and those influence how we think and react to our daily trials and tribulations. My art allows me the opportunity to challenge and question myself while searching for clarity in my existence in today’s world."

Based in Oswego,  Johnson-Neuland has been creating art for 35+ years. Johnson-Neuland received his bachelor of fine arts from Syracuse University in 1990 and a master of arts from SUNY Oswego in 1999.

His work has been exhibited throughout New York, as well as in national shows in Philadelphia and Chicago. Johnson-Neuland’s expressionistic paintings are developed from personal and emotional feelings that are sparked by the day-to-day experiences of a father, husband, employee, son and general spectator of the modern world.

Schweinfurth Art Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Cayuga Museum is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

For more information on Johnson-Neuland and the exhibition, check out this story.