Woskob Family Gallery exhibition 'Pedestrian Rules' to open Jan. 25

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Woskob Family Gallery will host "Pedestrian Rules," an exhibition of photographic and time-based works by Haigen G. Pearson, Tyson Washburn and Barbara Weissberger, from Jan. 25 to March 3.

An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25.

These artists explore commonplace sights: buildings, boxes and reflections — both found and constructed — to speculate about the viewers’ relationships with ambiguity in everyday experience.

Pearson’s "Maintenance-Roma" is a video work in which a looping group of still images shows paint-splattered yellow traffic dividers repeating throughout the city. In Washburn’s photographs, city blocks and buildings are cropped into tight horizontals. The removal of broader context results in landscapes and structures that appear in stages of abandonment. In Weissberger’s work, materials such as aluminum foil, cardboard and pencils are layered and combined through the camera’s aperture, complicating and sowing doubt about normally identifiable objects.

These artists exhibit fragments, eschewing photography’s documentary capacity, creating new imagery that presents crumbling symbols and broken visions. Whether out walking or looking, or building in the studio, the artists re-envision the photograph as a conversational, un-heroic and hard-to-parse visual syntax.

For more information, visit woskobfamilygallery.psu.edu. All events are free and open to the public.

The Woskob Family Gallery is a contemporary art space in downtown State College that brings a cohesive and carefully curated program of exhibitions and events to central Pennsylvania. Run by Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, the gallery serves as a laboratory for exploring how the arts can catalyze creative place-making.

The Woskob Family Gallery is located at 146 South Allen Street, State College, Pennsylvania. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, contact Curatorial Assistant Lindsey Landfried at lll166@psu.edu, or visit woskobfamilygallery.psu.edu.

Media Contacts: 

Haley Finnegan

Work Phone: 
(814) 863-5353

Program Manager, Woskob Family Gallery & Borland Project Space

College of Arts & Architecture, Penn State University


Last Updated January 10, 2018