UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa .– HUB-Robeson Galleries Announce Fall 2021 Exhibition Schedule, a Series of Exhibits Including
All programs are always free and open to the public. The HUB Gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. University COVID-19 guidelines will be followed throughout the semester to help protect the safety of HUB staff and visitors.
“Rosemarie Fiore” – until January 30, 2022 – Galerie HUB
The dates for a reception and a performance will be announced shortly.
Known for converting popular technologies such as lawn mowers, cars, polishers and amusement park rides into painting machines, selected works from the last 10 years of artist Rosemarie Fiore’s practice will be on display in the HUB gallery. Fiore worked with students from the School of Visual Arts to develop pyrographic tools, which she will use in a performance on the HUB lawn, coming this fall. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Spirits of the Wind” – August 21-Nov. 20 – The arts alley
Reception: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., October 25
“Wind Spirits” is an exhibition by artists Tatiana Arocha, Deirdre Murphy and Rachel Sydlowski, considering the power and delicacy of Earth’s avian creatures and the broader implications that duality poses for human roles in the natural world.
This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the “Lost Bird Project”, organized by Shavers Creek Environmental Center (see below for details of the “Lost Bird Project”).
“Altar”, by Kiana Honarmand – until January 30, 2022 – Exhibition case
Kiana Honarmand’s installation in the display cases uses text from Iranian feminist poet Forough Farrokhzad’s poem âGiftâ to pay homage to the history of the concealment of critical commentary in Persian poetry and visual arts. Employing writings such as newspaper articles, propaganda or feminist poetry, the writings are then transformed into patterns using the soft curves of Persian calligraphy, evoking a sense of “home” and familiarity.
Honarmand, an interdisciplinary artist from Iran, uses art to address questions related to her cultural identity; violation of women’s rights in Iran; censorship; surveillance; and the Western perception of the Middle East.
“Lost Bird Project” and “Why biodiversity is important” – until January 26, 2022 – Exposure case
âWhy Biodiversity Mattersâ includes avian research and educational materials from the Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and Penn State’s Wildlife and Fisheries Program. This exhibition coincides with the reception by the center of the âLost Bird Projectâ, composed of five sculptural monuments dedicated to extinct bird species.
Designed by artist Todd McGrain, The Lost Bird Project recognizes the tragedy of modern extinction by immortalizing the five most recently extinct North American birds: Carolina Parakeet, Hen Heath, Great Penguin, Duck Labrador and the passenger pigeon. According to McGrain, these statues serve not only as dramatic reminders of the biodiversity lost to human activity, but also of our duty to prevent further extinction. The Lost Bird Project sculptures will tour central Pennsylvania from fall 2021 to summer 2022.
For more information on these and other exhibitions, contact HUB-Robeson Galleries at 814-865-2563, or visit website.