“Unstable Equilibrium: The Art of Alex Kanevsky,” is showing through Friday at LSU’s Foster Hall Gallery on Dalrymple Drive.

The show features oil paintings and graphite drawings by artist Alex Kanevsky, who appeared on campus earlier this month as part of the LSU School of Art’s Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Lecture Series.

“Many of the students here have studied Kanevsky’s paintings on their own before this exhibit came to campus,” said Jonathan J. Mayers, who oversees the gallery. “They are interested in his use of color, and they were excited to be able to see his work in person.”

Kanevsky was born in Russia in 1963 and studied mathematics at Vilnius University in Lithuania before moving to the United States. He worked as a Russian translator in Philadelphia in 1983 and was illustrator at the Psychiatric Nursing Magazine. He also drew pictures for telephone book advertisements.

Kanevsky attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1989 to 1993 and won a Pew Fellowship in 1997, when he devoted himself to painting full time.

The artist lives and works in Philadelphia. He teaches a painting seminar at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

For information, call (225) 389-7180 or visit art.lsu.edu.