In celebration of Penn State alumni, the Freyberger Gallery presents the exhibition Our OWN III, highlighting five alumni artists, through Oct. 22.
Our OWN exhibitions, which are hosted every one or two years, began in 2007 with an exhibition of Penn State Berks faculty and staff. Our OWN II featured area artists who earned their degrees in art from Penn State. Our OWN III highlights five young alumni who are working in the field and/or teaching art. They include David Love, 1986; Kelly Kehs, 1998; Justin Staller, 2002; Veronica Winters, 2005 and Sarah Moffat, 2008.
David Love is a printmaker/painter and an art instructor at the Germantown Academy. Love's work explores his fascination with the visual world through investigation of universal shapes, textures, and patterns. He is particularly interested in the natural world's adaptive capabilities, especially in response to manmade forces.
Kelly Kehs continues painting within a context of second-generation abstract expressionism. Like her mid-20th century role models, such as Helen Frankenthaler and those using color-field as a point of departure, Kehs' work is about color and shape relationships presented in dynamic, organic form.
Justin Staller teaches at Arcadia University and is a visiting art instructor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a master in developing and exploring innovative printmaking techniques. Staller combines traditional printmaking methods with cut and reassembled photomontage, creating a unique image that is reminiscent of billboards and various states of newness and ruin.
Veronica Winters also studied at the Arts Student League in New York City, and is active in community art events, exhibiting throughout the state. Luscious textures of fruit, gleaming transparent glass and the almost-tangible fragrance of delicate flowers emerge on paper in realistic colored-pencil drawings. She teaches art in State College and other venues.
Sarah Moffatt employs a special technique in creating monoprints. At first glance, Moffatt’s works look like powerful abstractions, and it can be appreciated as such, however as one’s vision adjusts to colors and patterns, new subjects emerge, such as vintage automobile details and shiny chrome details.
The Freyberger Gallery's hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and on Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, contact Marilyn Fox at 610-396-6140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.