Dannielle Tegeder | Cosmologies
Opening November 20 |Art Alley
A wall drawing in several acts, Tegeder’s work at Penn State expands on her ever-evolving exploration of the systems around us. The first act of the wall drawing, for the HUB-Robeson Center, will chart the marks and symbols reflected in her past 20 years of painting practice. Inspired by steamfitter's drawings, flight routes, and electrical networks, her works map points of connectivity visible and invisible while building imagined spaces or plans for futuristic environments. In its second act, the chart of marks transforms into an imagined new system, enveloping the Woskob Family Gallery inside the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center in its unique visual language.
Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann |Small Planet
On view from January 2019
HUB-Robeson Center has commissioned a site-specific wall painting located in the first floor eateries by artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann. Titled, Small Planet, the walls of the HUB Robeson site are taken over by lush, floating vegetation. The piece will be created on location by combining pour painting on vinyl, wallpaper, and Yupo paper with delicate mural painting directly on the wall. The combination of stain-like, gestural pours and controlled drawings of flora endemic to Pennsylvania create an incongruous, vibrant porthole into what appears to be another planet--but a planet created through documentation of vegetation that are often considered to be local weeds. The piece extends along corners and into adjacent walls, furthering the sense of a fantastic, immersive other world created through accumulation of the most mundane ingredients.