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"Deal With It" Opens at Woskob Family Gallery

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a work of art from "Deal With It"

The Woskob Family Gallery is pleased to present Deal With It, an exhibition of work by emerging contemporary artists curated by Maake Magazine editor and Penn State MFA candidate Emily Burns (’08 B.F.A., School of Visual Arts), August 22–October 19. The exhibition will kick off the semester at the recently revamped contemporary art space in downtown State College and highlight exciting work that invites an engaged and active visual inquiry.

“These works exemplify activated surfaces through a broad range of textures, colors, a diverse collection of unconventional materials and experimental methods, and a plethora of subtleties invariably lost in digital reproductions,” explains Burns.

Including artists from all over the United States, the exhibition seeks to illuminate the dialogue between these works and encourage and amplify in-person interactions and investigations with tactile objects forfeited from the print and digital landscape.

Maake Magazine is an artist-run online gallery and quarterly print magazine showcasing experimental and innovative work by emerging artists. Its goal is to exhibit innovative and experimental contemporary artwork and foster conversation and community.

“As the art world becomes more diverse, we hope to support the expansion and reinvention of traditional disciplines of art and making, where media and methods converge and cross boundaries to create unique combinations,” explains Burns on the magazine’s website. “We explore the place where fiber, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, painting, digital, design, and more come together to create exciting and groundbreaking work. We also actively promote the work of featured artists via social media, printed issues of our magazine, and on the blog.”

Stop by during Downtown State College’s First Friday programming on September 2, 5-9 p.m. The event will offer a creative drawing experience for all ages with Emily Burns, as well as live music by Daniel Collins and Nate Cutshall, 6-8:30 p.m.

The opening reception for Deal With It will be held on September 8, 5-7p.m. at the Woskob Family Gallery, 146 South Allen Street, State College, PA.

Additional events include:

Thursday, September 15, 5-7 p.m. - Jo Megas gallery talk
Thursday, September 22, 5-7 p.m. - Sean Bodley workshop
Tuesday, September 27, 5-7 p.m. - Emily Burns curator's talk
 

For more information about Maake Magazine, visit the website: http://www.maakemagazine.com

To learn more about the Woskob Family Gallery, visit the website: http://woskobfamilygallery.psu.edu/