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'Expanded Practice' Opens October 18 at the Palmer Museum of Art

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Image by Ann Tarantino

Expanded Practice, a new exhibition on view at the Palmer Museum of Art, October 18 through December 11, invites us to rethink the human and social reach of creative art practices within diverse institutional settings at a time of uncertain cultural change. This exhibition features the work of faculty members from Penn State’s School of Visual Arts who continue to expand the visual tradition of creative exploration in a multiplicity of ways. On view will be work by Brian Alfred, Michael Collins, Shannon Goff, Andrew Hieronymi, Aaron Knochel, Tom Lauerman, Eduardo Navas, Matthew J. Olson, Eric Roman, Rudy Shepherd, Stephanie Snider, and Ann Tarantino.

Pushing the limits of material thinking, adapting and devising newer technologies of making, exploiting time and motion, improvising collaborative situations, inhabiting public places, and participating in emerging communities of inquiry are some of the approaches evident in the work on view in the exhibition and in additional locations around campus. Expanded Practice In-Site will be on view in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Visual Arts Building, October 17 through November 2;  Aaron Knochel: Drawing as Prosthetic Social Practice will be on view in the Borland Project Space, 125 Borland Building, September 20 through October 27; and don’t miss Black Rock Negative Energy Absorber, a new outdoor sculpture by Rudy Shepherd on display throughout the fall near the Visual Arts Building.

Shannon Goff, assistant professor of art, and Tom Lauerman, assistant professor of art, will lead a Gallery Talk titled Expanded Practice at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, October 21, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.

Stephanie Snider, associate professor of art, and Ann Tarantino, assistant professor of art, will lead a Gallery Talk titled Expanded Practice at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, October 28, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.

Brian Alfred, assistant professor of art, and Rudy Shepherd, associate professor of art, will lead a Gallery Talk titled Expanded Practice at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, November 4, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.

Michael Collins, assistant professor of art, and Matthew J. Olson, instructor, will lead a Gallery Talk titled Expanded Practice at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, November 11, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.

Aaron Knochel, assistant professor of art education, and Andrew Hieronymi, assistant professor of art, will lead a Gallery Talk titled Expanded Practice at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, November 18, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.

Graeme Sullivan, director, Penn State School of Visual Arts, and professor of art education, will lead a Gallery Talk titled Expanded Practice at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, December 2, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.

Eduardo Navas, assistant professor of art, and Eric Roman, visiting assistant professor of art, will lead a Gallery Talk titled Expanded Practice at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, December 9, in the exhibition gallery located on the museum’s second floor.

Also on view at the Palmer Museum of Art this fall are Recent Acquisitions: Gifford Beal in Rockport, August 23 through December 18, and The Gentle Satire of Adolf Dehn, August 30 through December 18.

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State is located on Curtin Road and admission is free. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and some holidays. Extended hours: Thursday, October 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Reduced hours: Saturday, November 19, through Sunday, November 27, noon to 4:00 p.m.; and Saturday, December 17, through Thursday, December 22, noon to 4:00 p.m. Closed Thursday, November 24; Friday, November 25; and Friday, December 23, 2016, through Sunday, January 1, 2017.

The Palmer Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Ann Tarantino, Collage Drawing, 2016, paper and lighting gels. © Ann Tarantino.