The Woskob Family Gallery is pleased to announce Home Economics, a collection of two- and three-dimensional work by ten artists engaging with various understandings of home, what it means to belong, and the intricacies of domestic relationships. Home Economics is curated by the gallery’s Program Manager, Haley Finnegan. Home Economics opens Thursday, June 29 and runs through August 12, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 29, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Ranging from the deeply personal to the overtly political, the works in Home Economics engage with issues including debates over immigration, changing notions about gender and family roles, and the growth of militant nationalism. Through paintings of intimate interiors, cheeky reinterpretations of domestic artifacts, and various representations houses, “home” becomes a site for nostalgia, pride, and even anxiety. The included artists are Natalie Baxter, Kim Beck, Laurent Chéhère, David Cuatlacuatl, Rachel Farbiarz, Adia Millett, Danielle Mužina, Nick Naber, Hillel O’Leary, and Polly Shindler.
In addition to the works on view, the gallery is offering a series of related programs. On Thursday, July 13 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, the gallery will host an interactive still-life drawing experience. Participants are invited to add their own artifacts of home to our still-life or just drop in and draw during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Curator Haley Finnegan will give a brief talk about the exhibition and the idea of “home” on Thursday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. Additionally, the gallery will host our on-going series The Contemporary Context with Art Alliance Gallery Manager Kelsey Rieger on Thursday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. A guided tour of the exhibition and crash course in contemporary art appreciation will be paired with a free local beer tasting. For additional information on these events and more, visit our website at woskobfamilygallery.psu.edu/events.