Student exhibition in Borland Gallery charts a biblical journey

October 31, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- "i.Before.Leaving.Earth," an exhibition of mixed media works by Corey Magloire, bachelor of fine arts candidate in art (sculpture), will be on display in the Borland Gallery at Penn State from Nov. 4 to 8. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the gallery.

In "i.Before.Leaving.Earth," Magloire’s works are high influenced by his past religious beliefs as a Pentecostal Christian. “The title refers to the modern-day acronym that I was raised to believe: the B.I.B.L.E. stood for basic instructions before leaving Earth,” Magloire said. When he became a young adult, he began to refer to the Bible as the “ible,” believing that none of the instructions were actually basic.

By altering objects drawn from public spaces through anthropomorphized narratives, Magloire’s work addresses social conditioning in cultural beliefs. “Pietata” is a play on the iconic sculpture “Pieta” by Michelangelo, referencing the relationship between Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ upon his death. Magloire said, “I enjoy the differences and similarities cultures share throughout their myths and religions. It is the blurred line between cultural beliefs that intrigues me.”

Upon graduation in December, Magloire will work for the design department of Proctor and Gamble in Cincinnati. He plans to continue his art in graduate school.

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Last Updated November 05, 2013