Joseph Nease Gallery announced its second exhibition, “Sweep,” will open to the public on Feb. 10 from 2-5 p.m.

“Sweep” is a regional and national survey of nearly 20 contemporary painters presenting new or very recent artwork. Included are all of the painters currently represented by the Gallery, as well as an equal number of  invited local painters. Running the gamut from magical realism to hard-edged abstraction, the paintings displayed in “Sweep” address the subjects of beauty, ethnicity, justice, history, spiritualism, landscape, and formalism.

The exhibition will feature work by notable artists including: Alison Aune, Kirsten Aune, Robert Bingaman, James Brinsfield, Marcus Cain, Peter Granados, Christopher Harrison, Rachel Hayes, Matthew Kluber, Don Kottmann, Kay Kurt,  Adam McCauley, Karen Owsley Nease, Heidi Pollard, Warren Rosser, Eric Sall, Rabbett before Horses Strickland, Jonathan Thunder, Mimi Chen Ting, and Leah Yellowbird.

The opening will be attended by several of the artists participating in the exhibition as well as key members of the local arts scene.