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Palmer Museum Exhibition Features SoVA Faculty

Matthew J. Olson, America’s Pastime: Campers, Trucks and Strippers,

Expanded Practice invites us to rethink the human and social reach of creative art practices within diverse institutional settings at a time of uncertain cultural change. This exhibition features the work of faculty members from Penn State’s School of Visual Arts who continue to expand the visual tradition of creative exploration in a multiplicity of ways. On view will be work by Brian Alfred, Michael Collins, Shannon Goff, Andrew Hieronymi, Aaron Knochel, Tom Lauerman, Eduardo Navas, Matthew J. Olson, Eric Roman, Rudy Shepherd, Stephanie Snider, and Ann Tarantino.

 

Pushing the limits of material thinking, adapting and devising newer technologies of making, exploiting time and motion, improvising collaborative situations, inhabiting public places, and participating in emerging communities of inquiry are some of the approaches evident in the work on view in the exhibition and in additional locations around campus. Expanded Practice will be on view at the Palmer Museum of Art, through December 11. Also, don’t miss Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber, a new outdoor sculpture by Rudy Shepherd on display throughout the fall near the Visual Arts Building.

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Michael Collins, assistant professor of art, and Matthew J. Olson, instructor, will lead a Gallery Talk titled Expanded Practice at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, November 11, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.

Aaron Knochel, assistant professor of art education, and Andrew Hieronymi, assistant professor of art, will lead a Gallery Talk titled Expanded Practice at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, November 18, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.

Graeme Sullivan, director, Penn State School of Visual Arts, professor of art education, will lead a Gallery Talk titled Expanded Practice at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, December 2, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.

Eduardo Navas, assistant professor of art, and Eric Roman, visiting assistant professor of art, will lead a Gallery Talk titled Expanded Practice at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, December 9, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.

Caption: Matthew J. Olson, America’s Pastime: Campers, Trucks and Strippers, 2014–15, maple, mahogany, ash, cherry, walnut, and poplar (detail). © Matthew J. Olson. Photo credit: Antonella Crescimbeni.