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Constrained Surface  |  Ryoichi Kurokawa

HUB Gallery  | January 4 – 20, 2019  |  Reception: January 17, 4–6pm

Kurokawa’s immersive installation deftly uses digital methods and available commercial technologies to create moments of surprise and wonder. The artist merges sensory inputs, inspired by synaesthesia, delivering a unison of light, color, sound, and movement that explores what can be experienced within the boundaries of a frame. A time-based sculptor, Kurokawa’s Constrained Surface is characteristic of the artists’ best-known works, audiovisual installations usually composed of multiple screens where abstract motifs suddenly appear from the dark and multiply or break away as if being microscopically dissected.

Lindsey Kircher

Art Alley  | December 11, 2018 – January 19, 2019  |  Reception: January 17, 4–6pm

Kircher is a senior Schreyer Honors Scholar pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Drawing and Painting with minors in Spanish and Arts Entrepreneurship. Her work comes from a place of longing for an alternate reality to experiences of powerlessness as a young woman. In these works, the artist subverts situations of defeat or oppression reimagining these scenes as rituals of epic female mysticism, these women form a resilient coven, commanding us to acknowledge their presence and head their warnings asserting agency and control.

State College Area School District Annual K-12 Exhibition

Robeson Gallery  | January 4 – 26, 2019  |  Reception: January 26, 2–4pm

For nearly 20 years, the HUB-Robeson Galleries have hosted the State College Area School District Annual K-12 Exhibition. Each of the district’s art teachers selects up to 10 student artworks to be included, representing a diverse array of mediums, ideas, and talent as well as many hours of skilled and creative work. This annual exhibition provides our area’s young artists with the exciting opportunity to share their artwork with the community in a highly public place that honors their work as an effective path to learning and knowledge. 


CSA PGH and Small Mall

The exhibition highlighting two projects of Casey Droege Cultural Productions (CDCP), CSA PGH and Small Mall. CSA PGH, Community Supported Art Pittsburgh, is part of a national artist-driven movement that commissions artists to produce edition-able works that are grouped and sold to the public as art shares. Small Mall is a concept store and experimental retail space featuring art and design objects from makers in the Pittsburgh region. Both are part of CDCP’s work to create relevant and accessible art experiences connecting Pittsburgh’s creative community to a national arts conversation while encouraging the growth of local arts economies and building diverse arts audiences.

Brian Giniewski

Brian is a ceramic artist from Philadelphia, PA who produces earthenware vessels that use a colorful drip glazing process to make his “drip pots”.  Brian was a visiting Assistant professor of Ceramics at Penn State.  Purchases from his case can be made during gallery hours.   

Sustainable Studio Class (ART 297)

Works on view by a community of makers, involved in every aspect of the natural dyeing process from planting and harvesting to making and exhibiting creative and usable objects. Students have returned to the roots of the dye industry by learning about both ancient and modern production methods, combining art, science, and history with hands-on farm work. Beginning with growing the plans on the Penn State Student Farm and concluding with a semester’s research on dye-making, this exhibit is a selection of student work from throughout the class. This year’s crop included weld, woad, dyer’s coreopsis, marigolds, yarrow, black-eyed Susans, Japanese indigo, and Hopi Black Dye sunflowers.