2011 – Albright College


This solo exhibition of Richard Hamwi, M.F.A., Ph.D., and current chair of the Art Department, whose work was last seen in the gallery in 2006, features more recent work including that from his sabbatical, fall 2010, as well as earlier drawings that provide insight into the evolution of his work. Collages on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Phillips Collection and the Palmer Art Museum of Penn State University will be included. Hamwi’s vibrant and rich works will provide a bright spot of cheer and intensity to chase away winter’s chill. View the Catalog here.

Event poster of Richard Hamwi Journey 2011

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Event poster for Off Road the Regional Landscape Photography of Greta Brubaker 2011

Off Road

The Regional Landscape Photography of Greta Brubaker

Greta Brubaker holds a M.F.A. in photography from Rhode Island School of Design and is a resident of Sinking Springs, Pa. She takes us “off road” to view the ravages of industrialization across Pennsylvania as she captures landscapes struggling to recover in the aftermath of strip mining and deforestation in pursuit of coal and oil.

October 1 – November 30, 2011

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New York September 11

by Magnum Photographers™

October 1 – November 30, 2011

By now, the story of September 11th has been burned into our collective memory, but few have seen New York from the perspective of Magnum photographers. On that tragic morning, eleven members of the legendary photo agency immediately dispersed from their monthly meeting in New York to document as the events unfolded, risking their own lives to record the incomprehensible. Their photographs, by turns haunting, surreal, and breathtaking, are collected together in “New York September 11”. From their various vantage points we are transported to Ground Zero to witness the destruction of the World Trade Center, the buildings’ implosion which sent thousands fleeing from debris through the streets, and the exodus out, only to return to the scene in quiet observation and admiration of the rescue workers whose jobs have only begun and of the mourners who have been gathering in bewildering grief. As a tribute to the World Trade Center’s noted place in history, “New York September 11”, also includes some of the most beloved photographs of the Twin Towers taken by Magnum over the last quarter of a century.

Todd Siler uses art to examine, explore, and explain the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe – the human brain, that hidden engine of invention and innovation. How is the brain connected to nature and how is nature connected to everything the brain creates? Siler’s large-scale, mixed-media canvases and various sculptures search for these connections and ponder the deliberateness and accidentalness of creativity and imagination.

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Local artist and Reading Eagle critic, Ron Schira, curates the work of four artists from the region, including paintings by Rich Houck of Reading, ceramics by Dolores Kirschner of Oley, sculpture by Glen Speirs, Reading and Kutztown, and multi-media works by Thomas Kijak of Leesport.

Judith Tannenbaum, Curator of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, returns to the Freedman Gallery, Albright College, to serve as both juror and guest curator for our first juried competition and exhibition. Fifty-eight works by 50 artists were selected from more than 450 entries by 160 artists. All media types are represented in an inaugural event focused on issues related to gender, particular the female gender, as one in a long line of events that celebrate contributions by female artists.

Click here to view the Gender Matters/Matters of Gender catalog. Printed versions of this catalog are available for $15, which includes packing and shipping. Please contact David Tanner to purchase.

Juror’s Talk by Judith Tannenbaum & Opening Reception

Thursday, March 24, 6-8 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall & Freedman Gallery

The Freedman Gallery’s exhibition, Trio: Balance, Transform, Strata, brings three contemporary printmakers into the context of an American history of women in the visual arts and continues Albright College’s celebration of “Women and the Arts” in all genres.

Printmaking is a unique medium that offers a variety of forms for artistic expression.  Each form or technique requires exacting skill, and each often results in an image that forever holds still a continuum in time in which life keeps moving.  Each artist here addresses this conundrum differently.

As a complement to the work of these three contemporary women printmakers, the Gallery also has on view from the permanent collection a selection of prints from very prominent women artists including, Marisol and Audrey Flack, among others.