Alumnus Opens Exhibition 'Love in the Shadow of Death'

Love in the Shadow of Death, an exhibition by Paul Tepper (CCAD ’01), opens November 14 at Hayley Gallery in New Albany, Ohio.

Tepper is a Columbus-based painter who has exhibited in Philadelphia, PA; Columbus, OH; New Albany, OH; and Balatonfured, Hungary. He worked on the 2003 film, Speak, starring Kristen Stewart and Steve Zahn.

In an interview with Sorina Higgins, Tepper explained his use of exaggerated features within his paintings. "I like to exaggerate certain characteristics to communicate," Tepper said. "If I’m painting a man and a woman, I like making his hands huge and her hands small, not as a way of judging the feminine and masculine, but just showing that the masculine is big and strong and the feminine is more soft and gentle."

Gallery hours are Tuesday–Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday 12–5 p.m.; and Sunday 1–4 p.m. The show ends December 31. Learn more about Tepper on his website.