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Albright College’s Freedman Gallery Presents Kristen T. Woodward: Hunter-Gatherer

March 24 through April 26

March 9, 2015

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Reading, Pa. – The Freedman Gallery at Albright College will host a solo exhibition, Kristen T. Woodward: Hunter-Gatherer, on view in the Main Gallery, March 24 to April 26.

A professor of art at Albright, Woodward teaches painting and printmaking, and interdisciplinary courses on Latin American graphic art, and gender and the arts. The exhibition will feature work from her fall 2013 sabbatical.

Portions of the work in this exhibition have been shown before, but not all together in one installation. Brought together for the first time, Hunter-Gatherer explores intuitive and symbolic predator-prey relationships.

Throughout the exhibit, found objects and decoys are used alongside more traditional encaustic paintings, as animals, fruits and figures intermingle with ancient weapons and technological wonders.

A full-color catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Woodward has a bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking from Syracuse University and a master’s in fine arts degree in studio art from Clemson University. Her mixed media drawings combine painting and printmaking and often utilize found collage materials.

Woodward’s work is included in numerous permanent collections, including the Federal Reserve Bank, Sexton Industries, the Shearwater Corporation, the Cottonlandia Museum, Wachovia Bank, Adams State College, Lockhaven University, Cooper University Hospital, and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics of Los Angeles. Woodward is also the resident curator for www.artists2artists.net, a social network for artists to exhibit their work.

Exhibition-related events include:

  • March 26, 4 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall – Artist’s Lecture
  • March 26, 5 to 7 p.m., Freedman Gallery – Opening Reception

Running concurrently with Hunter-Gatherer is Revolutions Per Minute, on view in the Freedman Gallery Project Space from March 24 to April 26.

In 1982, Jeff Gordon of Greene Street Recording Studio in SoHo, New York, collaborated with the artists from Ronald Feldman Fine Arts to create sound recordings. The resulting records and their accompanying album cover art was shown in an exhibition at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and was subsequently shown later that year at Documenta in Kassel, Germany, and at the Tate Gallery in London.

The prints from the album covers are in the Freedman Gallery’s Collection, which will be on display in addition to the original sound recordings. Visitors will be able to hear these recordings via listening stations in the Freedman. This exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of WXAC 91.3 FM, Albright College’s radio station, and offers viewers a more conceptual approach to music.

Exhibition-related events include:

  • April 7, 5 p.m., Freedman Gallery Spring Meet & Make. Join Beth Krumholz, education curator, Freedman Gallery, for a how-to on creating artwork from repurposed vinyl records, and Erin Riley-Lopez, curator, Freedman Gallery, for record spinning in the Freedman Gallery. Bring your own vinyl to spin. Records will be provided for art making. Refreshments will be served. 

The Freedman Gallery in the Center for the Arts is located on 13th and Bern streets in Reading. Exhibitions and programs in the visual arts at Albright College and The Freedman Gallery are generously supported by The Silverweed Foundation in honor of Doris C. Freedman, the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and its partner, the Berks Arts Council, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

For more information about the exhibition, visit www.albright.edu/freedman.

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Founded in 1856, Albright College is a selective, national liberal arts college enrolling 1,700 full-time undergraduates and more than 800 adult learners and graduate students. The College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum, strengthened by a close-knit residential learning environment, encourages students to combine majors and disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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