On view: September 14 – October 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 6-8PM
A Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) exhibition curated by Rachel Eng
Featuring: Rachel Eng, Shoshannah White, and Ashley Eliza Williams
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The artworks in Expanse draws on imagery from nature, to investigate the curiosities we have as humans, living in an ever-changing world. Various forms of life continue to be discovered all over our planet. As our climate shifts, ecosystems on land and in the water are affected. Our human efficiency and desire for growth lead to the development and inhabitation of wild spaces, pushing indigenous plants and organisms out. How do we choose to perceive these changes and how do these physical changes in our environments affect how we think?
The artists in this exhibition have a shared interest in the diversity and wonder of our geography. Through painting, photography, and sculpture, these works are devoid of humans yet capture the emotions we have, through atmosphere, light, and form. It is collection of specimens and indiscernible moments in time.
The interrelationship between asserting control on our environment and the wildness of our planet and weather is complex. What impact do we have on different ecologies and how do we navigate our relationships with them? The works in this exhibition present the intricacies and beauty present in the relationships humans have, both physically and psychologically, with our environments.
EVENTS & PROGRAMMING
Clay Planters Workshop: Saturday, September 15, 11AM-12PM
$10, preregistration required
Panel Discussion: Saturday, October 27, 1PM
free and open to the public
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Rachel Eng grew up exploring the deciduous forests of Rochester, NY, and her fascination with the natural world continues today. Although trained in ceramics, she utilizes mixed media as well as drawing in her projects. Her work often employs repetitive patterns and the use of multiple elements to create complex visual and textural experiences. In 2017 she was selected as an NCECA Emerging Artist and awarded a residency at NES in Iceland. Eng received her B.F.A. from Pennsylvania State University and her M.F.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.