HUB-Robeson Galleries announces spring exhibition calendar

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – HUB-Robeson Galleries’ Spring 2022 exhibition program will focus on contemporary portraits, storytelling, and student-led projects. The exhibits will be held in various locations within the HUB-Robison Center, including the HUB Gallery and Art Alley.

The HUB gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibitions in other locations are open whenever the HUB-Robeson center is open. The exhibitions, projects and events of the HUB-Robeson Galleries are always free and open to all. Visits from class groups, offices and student organizations are welcome and encouraged. Guided tours by students and staff are available, email [email protected] if you are interested.

Upcoming exhibitions

“True likeness”

Open from February 4 to March 20 | HUB gallery and art alley

Reception: February 8, 5-7 p.m.

See “True likeness” online

Portraits serve as expressions of identity, popular taste, social status and documents indicating who, when and where. Representing oneself in its best light or seeing others in understandable terms are reasons why we record images of each other, whether for rituals, documentation of events, artistic creation or as expressions of status.

“True Likeness” features an exhibition of contemporary portraits of diverse creators in a variety of media including video, photography, painting, collage, installation, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. The artists, some familiar, others more on the fringes of the art world, come from all over the United States. Their own identities, and those presented through their work, provide a glimpse of who we are as a country. Over the past two years, as overt and coded hate speech has become in line with one of the most controversial elections of our time, it has become evident that showcasing and celebrating diversity is paramount.

This exhibit premiered at Davidson College’s Van Every / Smith Galleries in 2019 and was co-curated by Lia Newman and Tom Stanley.

Friend Bantz | “Lunchbox Moments”

Opening January 26 – May 15, 2022 | HUB exhibition case

Reception: February 8, 5-7 p.m.

Artist-led workshops and presentations: February 9-11, 2022

“Lunchbox moments” are formative events in the lives of many Asian Americans where a traditional Asian meal is eaten at school or at home and the meal elicits some kind of reaction, whether it be. either positive or negative. “I have a lunch box moment; my mom has a lunch box moment; almost everyone in my AAPI community has a lunchbox time, ”said artist Amie Bantz. These stories form a collective identity that is at once profound, beautiful, comical and heartbreaking.

To share these stories and to empower the AAPI community in light of the recent attacks on Asian Americans in the United States, Amie Bantz presents: “Lunchbox Moments: Seek Understanding. Share stories. Stop the hate. “ These boxes are a collection of stories from members of the AAPI community and are a visual representation of the storytelling highlighting the Asian-American experience. These stories empower marginalized voices by providing a platform for awareness. This project is presented in partnership with Adult Learner Programs & Services, Residence Life and the Sustainability Institute.

Annual visual arts research exhibition

Open from March 25 to April 17, 2022 | HUB Gallery

Walk in the gallery: March 25, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Showcasing the work of current Masters of Fine Arts applicants, the annual University Research Exhibition features several artists working in a wide variety of mediums. Applicants are challenged to effectively demonstrate the importance of their ideas and creative research to the general public. Those whose work and presentations are best judged will receive monetary rewards.

The annual Alumni Research Expo celebrates research in all its aspects as an essential and exciting part of higher education at Penn State. Established in 1986, the Alumni Exhibition places particular emphasis on communicating research and creative endeavors to a general audience and provides an opportunity for professional development by challenging graduate students to present their work in clear and understandable terms. to people outside their fields.

“Scattered land”

Opening March 24 July 17 | Allée des Arts

Consult the “Scatter Terrain” catalog online

The term “scattered terrain”, borrowed from role-playing and war games, refers to miniature fragments of architecture, natural elements or small props that provide a visual aid to players. This exhibition presents pockets of “ground” – singular landscapes, architectural gestures, intimate domestic corners – as a metaphorical means of escape from the pandemic and of connection with those who are far away. What started out as a call for disparate glimpses of distant lives and places is now shifting to a realization that our common sense of place is still marked by an awareness with a struggling world and an urgent need to new perspectives. “Scatter Terrain” was co-organized by Anthony Cervino and Shannon Egan, features 25 artists and was first presented at Ejecta Projects.

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