UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The HUB-Robeson Galleries announce the fall 2021 exhibition schedule, a series of exhibits that include
All programs are always free and open to the public. HUB Gallery is open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. daily. University COVID-19 guidelines will be followed throughout the semester to help protect the safety of HUB staff and visitors.
“Rosemarie Fiore” — through Jan. 30, 2022 — HUB Gallery
Dates for a reception and performance will be announced soon.
Known for converting popular technologies such as lawnmowers, cars, floor polishers and amusement park rides into painting machines, selected works from the past 10 years of artist Rosemarie Fiore’s practice will be on view in HUB Gallery. Fiore worked with students in 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.
“Wind Spirits” — Aug. 21–Nov. 20 — Art Alley
Reception: 5–7 p.m., Oct. 25
“Wind Spirits” is an exhibition of artists Tatiana Arocha, Deirdre Murphy and Rachel Sydlowski, considering the power and delicacy of Earth’s avian creatures and the larger implications that duality poses for human roles in the natural world.
This exhibition will be held in conjunction with the “Lost Bird Project,” hosted by Shavers Creek Environmental Center (see below for the “Lost Bird Project” details).
“Altar,” by Kiana Honarmand — through Jan. 30, 2022 — Exhibition Cases
Kiana Honarmand’s installation in the exhibition cases utilizes text from the poem “Gift” by Iranian feminist poet Forough Farrokhzad to pay homage to the history of hiding critical commentary in Persian poetry and visual arts. Employing writings such as news articles, propaganda or feminist poetry, the writings are subsequently transformed into patterns using the smooth curves of Persian calligraphy, evoking a sense of “home” and familiarity.
Honarmand, an interdisciplinary artist from Iran, uses art to address issues 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 Matters” — through Jan. 26, 2022 — Exhibition Cases
“Why Biodiversity Matters” includes avian research and educational materials from Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and Penn State’s Wildlife and Fisheries program. This exhibition coincides with the center’s hosting of the “Lost Bird Project,” consisting of five sculptural monuments to extinct bird species.
Conceived by artist Todd McGrain, the “Lost Bird Project” recognizes the tragedy of modern extinction by immortalizing the five most recently extinct North American birds: the Carolina Parakeet, Heath Hen, Great Auk, Labrador Duck and Passenger Pigeon. According to McGrain, these statues serve not only as dramatic reminders of the biodiversity lost due to human activity, but of our duty to prevent further extinction. The “Lost Bird Project ” sculptures will visit 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 the website.