2022 | Albright College

2022

The Freedman Gallery is open to the public Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun., 1-4 p.m., please visit https://www.albright.edu/about-albright/buildings-facilities/gable-center/covid-19/ for information and tour requirements related to COVID-19.

 

Matthew Garrison: Nothing Left of Time

Tues., Jan. 25–Sun., March 6, Freedman Gallery (PS)

Through sculpture, video, painting and photography Matthew Garrison’s multimedia exhibition, “Nothing Left of Time,” explores a dialog among intimate interior space, landscape and the environment. Humor and irony collide with issues of online privacy and our impact on the planet. Efforts to control nature are pushed to extremes with wit and alarm in his cloud paintings, while an ambitious photo accumulation investigates the nature of video chat and the Internet through information overload. Garrison’s video, “Night Life,” provides a glimpse into the behavior of wildlife after dark and serves as a reminder of the unwitting persistence of nature. Night and day exist side by side at any given moment when the earth is considered in its entirety. “Nothing Left of Time” distills this concept by underscoring the tensions generated when nature is shaped by the insatiable appetites of our species.


Claudia Hart: The Orange Room

Tues. Jan 25- Fri. March 11, Freedman Foyer

In the context of the post-digital, Hart imports the compositional structures of the red paintings by Henri Matisse to propose a paradigm shift in painting practice, creating monumental animations at real-painting scale. Like Matisse, Hart has constructed animated images-within-images, as architectures open onto windows and doors that in turn open onto simulated landscapes and rooms bestowed with animated paintings, carpets and wallpapers. The Orange Room presents digital, pictorial clockworks in which wheels within wheels turn at different rates and temporal schemes to mesmerize viewers, ushering them into a state of contemplation.


Confronting the Empty Space: the Stage Designs of Allen Moyer

Sun., Jan. 30–Fri., April 15, Freedman Gallery (MG)

Allen Moyer’s set designs have graced some of America’s most important opera houses and Broadway stages over the last 35 years. Moyer grew up in Schuylkill Haven, attended Albright College for two years before transferring to Penn State University where he earned a B.A. degree, followed by a M.F.A. degree from New York University. His designs have appeared in celebrated productions at English National Opera, Wexford Festival, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, the San Francisco Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Seattle Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Moyer’s first Broadway production was in 1996 for the revival of “Tartuffe.” He has since designed sets for thirteen more Broadway shows, notably winning an Obie Award and garnering Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for his work on the 2006 musical “Grey Gardens.” The Freedman Gallery is pleased to present a mid-career retrospective featuring scale models, scenic and costume sketches, with photos and videos of realized works that chronicle the important contributions of this master artist and designer.


“Lisa Crafts: Glass Gardens” 

Tues., March 22–Sun., April 24, Freedman Gallery (Foyer) 

“Glass Gardens” is an animated allegory of the role creativity plays in the survival of the human spirit. The protagonist wanders the dystopian ruins of a consumer culture, gathering relics, and creating new works. “Glass Gardens” is a black and white graphite-on-paper, cut-out animation. The film utilizes a variety of animation techniques: cutout sequential drawings, jointed characters, drawing and erasing under the camera, replacement animation, and in-camera special effects. The original was shot on 16mm film on Crafts’ homemade animation stand. 


Brian Cavanaugh: At Home

Thur., March 24–Sun., April 24, Freedman Gallery (PS)

For artist and alumnus Brian Cavanaugh, 2020 was an incredibly difficult year. Like so many others, juggling a career and family in a pandemic upended everything. Cavanaugh spent much of his time at home with family, but stopped working creatively. Inspired by Giorgia Lupi’s visualizations of life during lockdown for the “New York Times” he referenced his photo library of 7,870 photos from 2020 to collect data. Continuing his work with pixel and color, the works on exhibition use photos from Cavanaugh’s personal collection to create new works.


Annual Juried Student Exhibition 2022

Thur., April 28–Fri., May 13, Freedman Gallery (MG & PS)