Edwin W. Zoller Gallery profiling student art in annual 'Foundations' exhibition

December 09, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State School of Visual Arts' third annual Foundations Area exhibition, titled “Hope for a New Age,” is now on display at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery at University Park. The exhibition, which includes drawing, sculpture, installation, and stop-motion animation, will be open through Dec. 14.

This exhibition reveals a range of student work from ART 110s and ART 111 completed during the fall 2016 semester. The Foundations Area comprises two primary courses, Ideas as Images (ART 110s) and Ideas as Objects (ART 111). All incoming students in the School of Visual Arts take both courses, which serve to form a basis of visual knowledge in both two and three dimensions, introducing students to fundamental methods of making, and thinking in an environment of exploration and growth. Observation, exploration, translation, and problem-solving are the focus of varied assignments in multiple materials.

The energy and effort that students put into the School of Visual Arts' Foundations program is evident throughout the exhibition, which provides a window into the first-year student experience, and the diverse responses to course assignments.

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 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. The 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 gallery was named for Edwin W. Zoller in recognition of his dedicated career as an artist and teacher at Penn State.

Last Updated December 09, 2016