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Keith Lemley: A Theory of Everything

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Keith Lemley, Superstructure (exhibition view), 2017. LEDs, white oak, and holographic film

 Keith Lemley: A Theory of Everything 

October 26, 2017 – September 30, 2018 

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5 – 7 PM 

The Woskob Family Gallery is pleased to announce Keith Lemley (BFA ’05) as its 2017 – 2018 Woskob Wall artist. The Woskob Wall is an annual program, begun in 2016, in which the gallery invites a different contemporary artist each year to fabricate and install a new, site-specific installation for its signature 22’ high, 30’ long curving wall. Lemley will visit State College from October 18 – 27, during which time he will craft the new work, using his signature combination of maple and neon—two seemingly disparate materials unified through geometry and form. Called A Theory of Everything, this new work explores the artist’s interests in current scientific theories connecting disparate parts of the universe through underlying geometries. The installation will unify the space and its unique architecture through the formal and material qualities of light, line, color, neon, and wood. 

The project is co-sponsored by the Penn State School of Visual Arts’ Sculpture Club and the Borough of State College. The completion of the work will be marked by a celebratory reception, free and open to the public, on Thursday, October 26, 5 – 7 PM. Additionally, Lemley will give a public lecture about his work in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art, at 3 PM on Wednesday, October 25. 

Keith Lemley received his BFA from Penn State in 2005 and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2010. In the past twelve years, he has mounted more than twenty solo exhibitions at prominent national and international venues, including Mixed Greens (NYC); 1708 Gallery (Richmond, VA); The Sculpture Center (Cleveland, OH); Favreau (Montreal, Canada); and Summerhall (Edinburgh, United Kingdom). 

The Woskob Family Gallery is a contemporary art space in downtown State College that brings a cohesive and carefully curated program of exhibitions and events to central Pennsylvania. Run by Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, the gallery serves as a laboratory for exploring how the arts can catalyze creative placemaking. The Woskob Family Gallery is located at 146 South Allen Street, State College, PA, 16801. 

Gallery hours are 9 AM – 4 PM Monday through Friday and 10 AM – 2 PM on Saturdays. For more information, please contact Program Manager Haley Finnegan at hbs131@psu.edu or (814) 863-5353, or visit woskobfamilygallery.psu.edu.