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'Uncanny Congruencies' Alumni Exhibition Opens at the Palmer

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Beverly McIver, "Depression Series #1," 2010, oil on canvas.

The Palmer Museum of Art presents "Uncanny Congruencies" through Dec. 15.

The power of art is often found in those uncanny spaces between formal abstraction and the narratives of representation. Inseparable parts of a more complex whole, the form of abstraction and the content of representation are the collaborative conditions that have created the most compelling works of art since antiquity. "Uncanny Congruencies" investigates these elliptical crisscrossings, and offers a nuanced dialogue with its audiences through the seemingly dissimilar work of 18 alumni of the Penn State School of Visual Arts — all of which intersects and dialogues with one another in surprising ways.

"Uncanny Congruencies" is being presented as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State and was guest co-curated by Micaela Amateau Amato, professor emerita of art and women’s studies. The exhibition and related events are being co-sponsored by the Palmer Museum of Art and the School of Visual Arts at Penn State.

Artists in the exhibition include Brian Alfred, Cara Judea Alhadeff, Christa Assad, Kenn Bass, Judith Bernstein, Gerald Davis, Robert Ecker, Suzan Frecon, Krista Hoefle, Marina Kuchinski, Helen Harrington Marden, Beverly McIver, Tim Roda, Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Allen C. Topolski, Jason Walker, Henry Wessel and David W. Young.

To learn more about the exhibition and scheduled events, click here.