Edwin W. Zoller Gallery hosts 'dis.turbance' MFA thesis exhibition

The Penn State School of Visual Arts’ (SoVA) Edwin W. Zoller Gallery is hosting an MFA thesis exhibition, "dis.turbance," by Danyel Woodring, and Negar FadaeiDehkordi. The exhibition will be on display Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 7. A public reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, in the Zoller Gallery, Visual Arts Building on the University Park campus of Penn State. Visit https://sova.psu.edu/events/zoller for a complete listing of Zoller Gallery events.

"dis.turbance" is a show about, and defined as, the interruption of a settled and peaceful condition. Woodring’s photography deals with the disturbance of illness, while FadaeiDehkori’s technique of appropriating images from art history and Islamic art examine the disturbances of censorship and surveillance.

Both second-year masters of fine art students (concentrating in photography), FadaeiDehkordi’s work focuses on issues related to her home country, such as censorship, and surveillance. Her approach to art is evolving from photography to installation-based work. Woodring’s recent body of work is a series about her mother’s private journey of illness made public, documenting an intimate account of mother’s treatment.

The MFA degree is the terminal degree in the field and thus, the MFA Thesis Exhibition is the culmination of each student's creative research completed during their graduate studies. Students work closely with their faculty committee to develop a body of work that they exhibit in Zoller Gallery. Each students also presents a public artist talk as part of the exhibition.

The Edwin W. Zoller Gallery is a nonprofit exhibition space dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts and is free and open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during fall and spring semesters. Zoller Gallery was founded in 1971 and is located in the Visual Arts Building off Curtin Road adjoining the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus. Public programming at Zoller includes artist lectures, visual art performances, artist residencies and interdisciplinary events. This facility was named for Edwin W. Zoller in recognition of his dedicated career as an artist and teacher.

Last Updated March 05, 2014