Future Exhibitions

AMERICA in a TRANCE: Photography by Niko J. Kallianiotis

Mahady Gallery
Feb 25, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017

Niko J. Kallianiotis was awarded a one-person exhibition in 2016–2017 at Marywood University by the selection committee for the Northeastern Biennial Twenty-Fifteen. His exhibition of photographs will include new and old works form his travels across the Keystone state. Kallianiotis' formative years were spent in Greece and all of his adulthood in the United States. His hybrid background allows him to view the world and his surrounding environs from two different perspectives, both culturally and socially.

For America in a Trance, I’m exploring and respond as I travel through towns and cities across the state of Pennsylvania, a once prosperous and vibrant region where the notion of small town values and sustainable small businesses thrived under the sheltered wings of American Industry. A mode to promote American values, industrialism provided a place where immigrants from tattered European countries crossed the Atlantic for a better future. An immigrant and naturalized citizen myself, I had always perceived the U.S. differently, mostly from the big screen Hollywood experience and the adventures of “Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man”.
This project is an ongoing observation of the fading American dream so typified in the northeastern Pennsylvania landscape but widespread across the United States. My subject choices derive from intuition and the desire to explore the unknown and rediscover the familiar. Through form, light, and color, I let the work develop organically, and become a commentary of place and also of self. The hues work as the constituent of hope, not doom. The work is a product of love, for both the state and country I have called home for the last two decades. While my interest is not in the depiction of desolation, at times it becomes necessary to the narrative. I search for images that reflect, question, and interpret life in the towns and cities across the Keystone State, and the yearning for survival and cultural perseverance. My interest is in the vernacular and the inconsequential, that which becomes metaphorical and a connotation to a personal visual anthology for the photographer as well as the viewer.

http://www.nikokallianiotis.com

Reception: Feb 25, 6-8 pm


Laura Duerwald: STRATA

Suraci Gallery
Feb 25, 2017 - Mar 26, 2017

The paintings of Laura Duerwald are not actually painted. They are constructed out of materials - paper, graphite, linen, wax - through an intuitive process of addition and subtraction. They employ an acute sensitivity to the character of each element, and the poetic possibilities of their various combinations. Reflecting a deep interest in the order and randomness of the natural world, Duerwald's grid structures provide an armature for her improvisations. From a distance, extremes of value, color and texture meld into dynamic fields that possess a teeming opticality, while up close, they assert their supple materiality. Referencing ancient tactile processes of weaving and hand-building, Duerwald's paintings evoke ageless connections to the earth and to the primal aspects of human sensibility.

Reception: Feb 25, 6-8 pm


SENIOR EXHIBITION 2017

Mahady Gallery
Apr 08, 2017 - Apr 26, 2017

The class of 2017 presents their ART!

Senior Art Exhibition is the culmination of the students’ undergraduate studies and showcases the artists they have grown to become as well as their potential path in the arts. The under-graduate group exhibition presents work in the concentrated studies of art education, art therapy, and studio arts concentrations in ceramics, graphic design, illustration, painting, and photography. A closure experience for graduating art majors, participation in the group exhibition at Marywood University is a requirement of the Department of Visual Arts. Students will be receiving a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) or a bachelor of arts (BA) degree, depending on their area of study.