Inspired by mythical and religious icons, the works of artist James McNeill Mesple span three decades and multiple disciplines, from oils to aqueous and mixed media.

Check out 33 of Mesple's works at a solo show, "Icons, Myths and Poems," which includes poetry by Elise Paschen and Effie Mihopoulos.

"Icons, Myths and Poems" kicks off with a free opening reception at Jackson Junge Gallery, 1389 N. Milwaukee Ave. The exhibit runs Jan. 18 to March 10. An artist talk will take place 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9.