2019 – Albright College


An event poster for Aviation in Art from the permanent collection in January 2019

Guest curated by Makenzie Witter ’14, education and public programs manager at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, Hammondsport, NY, using a selection of prints focused on aviation from the Freedman’s permanent collection. This themed exhibit won’t be around long as it will fly off to be installed at the Curtiss after it shows at the Freedman Gallery. (PS)

View the Flying High Aviation Exhibition catalogue

An event poster for contemporary photography inspired by Brett Weston in January 2019Under the direction of instructor Amy Stevens, Albright students used photos from the Brett Weston Archive in the Freedman Gallery’s permanent collection as inspiration to inform their own creative process. (MG)

Read the Reading Eagle’s Art review by Ron Schira

Preview of work by Sarah Fox

Sarah Fox uses animation to portray the cycle of life and the bodily experience of being female. The Great Cry is a stop-motion animation tragically illustrating the artist’s personal story of infertility and loss. Whereas, Then I Met You is the happy ending and creation myth for her adopted son. (FG)

Read more about Sarah Fox’s The Great Cry and Then I Met You

An event poster for Fragile beauty: contemporary glassworks in March 2019

Artist, glassblower, and successful businessman, Will Dexter has been making and selling world-acclaimed glassworks out of his studio, Taylor Backes, Boyertown, Pa., for decades. Dexter’s work is sought after by high-end collectors and corporations, while dozens of apprentices have sought him out for his skill and expertise. (MG)

View the exhibition catalogue for Fragile Beauty Contemporary Glassworks

Read the Reading Eagle’s Art review by Ron Schira

An event poster for Legacy: A Faculty and alumni showcase in March 2019

Join us for the Closing Reception on Sunday, April 14, from 1-4 p.m.

Dr. Hamwi’s career as an artist and educator has spanned more than 30 years. At Albright, his influence has been felt by many students in drawing, watercolor and design classes. This exhibit celebrates those influences by pairing Hamwi’s recent work completed during his fall 2018 sabbatical with work by three alumni—Madison VanDuren ’18, Adrienne Brendlinger (formerly Lastoskie) ‘07, and Raymond Reyes ‘16,—whose continuing artistic practices draw from lessons learned under Hamwi’s tutelage. (PS)

View the exhibition literature for Legacy, a Faculty & Alumni Showcase

Read the Reading Eagle’s Art review by Ron Schira

Still frame from Megan Solis' film titled The Melissa Saga

Screening includes excerpts from The Melissa Saga, a larger series that Megan Solis created for Performance Art Houston, which addresses the isolation that comes with Internet culture. (FG)

Read more about Megan Solis’ I’m Hot and Ready

An event poster for the annual juried student exhibition in May 2019Tuesday, April 30 – Friday, May 10, Freedman Gallery (MG and PS)
This annual exhibition includes a round up of work by Albright students created over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in different categories during a special reception. Juror: Dolores Kirschner, Director, Clay on Main, Oley, PA.

Click here for the Student Art Show Call for Art prospectus

Intake, Monday & Tuesday, April 22 – 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Award Ceremony and Reception, Thursday, May 9, 5 – 7 p.m.

Preview of Michael Martinez's animated works titled Nobody Truly Lives on this Earth

In this collection of animated works, multidisciplinary artist Michael Martinez weaves a narrative that celebrates LGBT individuals. Each vignette appropriates a myriad of images, including the aesthetics of the 1980s action cinema, video games and Mesoamerican art. (FG)

Read more about Michael Martinez’s Nobody Truly Lives on Earth

An event poster for Yeon Jim Kim Disjointed Fables in September 2019

Multidisciplinary artist Yeon Jin Kim showcases animated drawings, fastidious textiles, and awarded short films, along with film sets in the solo-exhibition “Disjointed Fables.” This unique exhibit provides insight to the artist’s process and practice. Using unusual materials in traditional techniques, Kim explores her Korean heritage in contrasts with her contemporary New York life. Tensions between pleasing aesthetics and disconcerting narratives dominate the work. (PS)
Read more about Yeon Jin Kim’s Disjointed Fables

Social Justice in the misinformation age August 27 to October 20 2019
Juror Susan Crile is an internationally recognized artist who has dedicated her practice to social justice issues and has had more than fifty solo-exhibitions world-wide. The Freedman Gallery is honored to have Crile as the juror of a national call for art centered on social justice issues in the current social-political climate. (MG)

Still frame from Yvette Mayorga's video titled Great Again

In the single channel video, “Great Again,” 2016, 3:12 minutes, Mayorga addresses issues of identity and gender while critiquing U.S./Mexico border politics in a unique blend of Chicano camp and sugar-baroque aesthetics. (FG)

Read more about Yvette Mayorga’s Great Again

Woman jumping against a painted brick wall to showcase an installation by Maps Glover

Photo by Timoteo Murphy

Maps Glover fully activates the Project Space with a floor-to-ceiling, site-specific installation that transforms the gallery into a wave of energy. “ITNOA 19, in the name of art,” is a multisensory exhibition experience that unites viewers and activates audiences with a sense of universality, all while tackling some of the harshest contemporary realities for people of color and our planet. The exhibition will include a performance incorporating Albright students, “it’s a wave,” that explores fractal disturbances using the body as a tool for storytelling. (PS)

Photos by John Pankratz

Read more about Maps Glovers’ ITNOA 19

Still frame from one of Scott Martin's videos from See You See
Martin uses time-lapse photography to explore the interplay of light, shadow, and time in landscapes that incorporate the built environment. Exhibit screens two works: “The Show,” single channel, time-lapse video, 2014, 3:08 minutes, and “Brake,” single channel, time-lapse video, 2012, 3:13 minutes. (FG)
Read more about Scott Martin: See You See

Tattooed feet sitting on white lace
Jose Villalobos is a recent recipient of the Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors award, and the Freedman Gallery is pleased to present the first significant survey of his work outside of the Southwest. Using iconography from Norteño culture, Villalobos deconstructs objects associated with machismo and alters them with Latinx ownership. (MG)

Photos by John Pankratz

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