Matthew King is in a moment of deep transition. As a native of Cincinnati who recently earned his BFA from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and who also recently moved to Columbus to work as the latest artist-in-residency at Second Sight Studio, King is assessing the experiences of his life with the work he's created while at the Bellows Avenue atelier.

Matthew King is in a moment of deep transition. As a native of Cincinnati who recently earned his BFA from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and who also recently moved to Columbus to work as the latest artist-in-residency at Second Sight Studio, King is assessing the experiences of his life with the work he’s created while at the Bellows Avenue atelier.

King has taken the last few months to contemplate where his life has taken him so far, and where it will lead in the future — a completely appropriate process for an artist at this stage of his or her career. Not surprisingly, this introspection has resulted in King finding a moment of poignancy with his art. The ethereal, minimalist landscapes King has created convey impressive emotion, built out of the artist’s search for stability in a world of constant flux.

“Haven” will have an opening reception (and offer the chance to explore the mind of a promising artist) from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13. Additional viewing hours are scheduled 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and coincide with Second Sight’s “Hearts United” project.