Amanda C. Mathis, Foreclosure
(131 Oley Street, Reading, PA), 2012. Home interior: Paneling,
wallpaper, drywall, paint, linoleum flooring, wood flooring, ceiling tiles,
molding, dimensions variable. C-print, 24 x 36 inches. Ed. 1/3. Courtesy of
Freedman Gallery exhibit features artists and architecture
The Freedman Gallery at Albright College will present the exhibition
Interrogations, Interventions, and Modifications: Four Artists Employ
Architectural Strategies from September 20–November 11, 2012. The
exhibition is curated by Erin Riley-Lopez, Freedman Gallery
Curator. Events, which are free and open to the public, relating to
the exhibition include:
Thursday, September 20,
Artists' Panel moderated by faculty member Newton A.
Thursday, September 20, 5–7pm
Reception, Freedman Gallery
This past spring and summer four
artists from New York City—Sonya Blesofsky, Tracey Goodman, Amanda C.
Mathis and Alison Owen—came to Albright College for site-visits that
would form the basis for the site-specific installations that are a part of
this Freedman Gallery fall exhibition.
Based on those
site-visits, as well as their own research, the artists created
installations specifically tailored to the Freedman Gallery, the Albright
College campus, and the larger Reading community. Using materials as varied
as vellum, glue, graphite, fabric, concrete, plaster, stone, paint,
clementines, frames, vitrines, pedestals, moving blankets, glass, house
paint, thread, nails, and photographs, the works on view in this exhibition
use architecture, whether residential or gallery, as a means of exploring
Blesofsky interrogates structures by replicating
specific architectural elements of the iconic White Chapel building on the
Albright College campus—the archway, the eaves and the clock
tower—in vellum and graphite drawing, and strategically places them
in various locations throughout the gallery.
in the gallery by embedding concrete steps and clementines in the walls
while also installing skirts of floating orange fabric.
modifies a home in Reading revealing layers of materials such as paint,
wallpaper, paneling and various types of flooring.
everyday objects that she found in the Freedman Gallery, such as packing
blankets and vitrines, to reconfigure standard museum display
The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color,
To learn more about the exhibit please
For information about programs for children and school groups please
contact Beth Krumholz at 610 921 7776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freedman Gallery is located in the Center for the Arts at Albright College
on 13th and Bern Streets, Reading. For more information or disabled
assistance, please call 610 921 7715. Exhibitions and programs in the
visual arts at Albright College and the Freedman Gallery are proudly
sponsored by The Silverweed Foundation in honor of Doris C. Freedman, the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and its partner, the Berks Arts Council,
and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
Albright is a nationally ranked, private college with a
rigorous liberal arts curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus. The
College's hallmarks are connecting fields of learning, collaborative
teaching and learning, and a flexible curriculum that allows students to
create an individualized education. Albright College enrolls more than
1,650 undergraduates in traditional programs, 800 adult students in
accelerated degree programs and 100 students in the master's program in
for the Arts
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