'When Stares Kaleid' by Mark Kochen

Among the works to be exhibited by Mark Kochen of Sioux City in Northwestern College’s Te Paske Gallery in Orange City is “When Stares Kaleid,” an acrylic on canvas he painted this year.

ORANGE CITY—Works by Sioux City painter and muralist Mark Kochen, titled “Unspecified Mechanical Properties,” will be on exhibit through Nov. 1 in the Te Paske Gallery of Northwestern College in Orange City.

A public reception with the artist will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. He primarily creates large-scale, complex, illustrative paintings.

Much of his work is part of an ever-evolving story, featuring a vast array of imagined characters and landscapes inspired by ’80s pop culture, artifacts from his childhood, and a fascination with data-dense imagery.