Gene has shown at many art shows and exhibits including shows at the Foster Gallery in Peoria, Illinois and the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, Illinois. He has been a guest artist at the Peoria Fine Art Fair, participated in Big Picture, Ignite Peoria, the Peoria Riverfront Market and CIAO group shows.
During my process of forming the steel, atypical of the norm, no heat is used. I use the simplest of tools and devices to push the limits of my material and my physical strength. I wish to share my talents, experiences, perspectives and my story through my artwork to as many people as possible. It has become apparent to me that the type of art that I create is spreading joy and touching the senses of many people. I am extremely grateful to all those who have contributed to and inspired my artwork over the course of my art career. In 2002, Joy Kessler invited me to the Preston Jackson’s Sunday night sculpture class at the Contemporary Art Center, changing my life’s path.