Digital media artist exhibits on campus

The Division of Arts and Humanities will begin the fall semester with an exhibition by digital media artist Jiawei Gong. The exhibition will run Aug. 20 - Oct. 4 in the McLanahan Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public. Join in an artist reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 in the Titelman Study.

Gong received his bachelor of fine arts in painting and drawing from the China National Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, China, in 1992. In 2007, he earned his master of fine arts in digital media from the Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Currently, working as an assistant professor of art at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, his works have been presented in 31 different exhibitions in areas including China, France, Iowa, Illinois, Georgia, and Nevada.
 
Gong’s work focuses on the fundamental human experience and contemporary social commentary. He draws inspiration from his daily life and cultural background. He finds moving images and sound comparable to that of living beings. His series of video and sound installations address some of the fundamental concerns of human beings, such as the perception of reality and illusion, time and space, physical existence, and spiritual potentials.
 
The McLanahan Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and before and during all performances. Information may also be obtained by calling the box office at (814) 949-5452. The Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts is handicapped-accessible and open to the public.
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Last Updated August 11, 2009