The Thomas P. Kelly Gallery at Loyola Marymount University will present IMAGO, a group exhibition of works by graduating studio arts majors, beginning Wednesday, April 11 through May 6.

An opening reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. April 11 at the gallery on the LMU campus, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester.

The exhibit’s name is derived from the term in biology identifying the last stage of development of an insect or after emergence from the “pupa” where the metamorphosis is complete, a gallery spokesperson says. The show is a collaborative exhibition of art featuring the work of 19 emerging artists.

The artists work in many different mediums, including photography, mixed media, painting and installation art. Like the “imago,” the work included in the exhibit explores the recent metamorphosis of these 19 artists, the spokesperson notes.

Some artists in the exhibit use their art to articulate a link with the rest of the world, whether it is through culture or superstition, abstraction or realism.

The exhibition allows viewers to step into the minds of these young emerging artists, who despite their tender years, struggle to grapple with the genuine weight of life’s experience, the gallery spokesperson said.

The Thomas Kelly Art Gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Information, (310) 338-5189.

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