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Gallery Exhibition Features Painting, Photography, Video

posted: August 16, 2021

The Lore Degenstein Gallery at Susquehanna University will launch its first exhibition of the 2021-22 academic year, Commonplace Attachments: Artistic Practice During the Covid-19 Pandemic, with an opening reception on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. The exhibition runs through Oct. 24. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

The exhibition features paintings by Scott Brodie, photographs by Geandy Pavón in collaboration with Imara López -Boada, and mixed-media video installations by Brett Wallace. The artists will attend the reception and will speak briefly about their work.

The exhibition invites visitors to reflect on the complex, uneven and multilayered impact of the most extensive health crisis of the 21st century, and addresses themes of loss, isolation, love, hope, fear, labor and community. Each artist focuses on commonplace attachments to objects and people to reveal the multiple ways in which we navigate, combat and survive our collective yet differently experienced trauma.

This exhibition also features various supporting events:

  • Visitors can attend guided gallery tours at 12 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5, and Wednesdays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. These 20-minute tours will be led by Susquehanna students who are art history majors and museum studies minors.
  • Brodie will join Ann Piper, associate professor of art, in a Zoom (passcode: 773281) conversation at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, during an Introduction to Art History class.
  • Pavón will join Izabel Galliera, exhibition curator and assistant professor of art history, for an in-person conversation at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Lore Degenstein Gallery during a Women in Art class. All SU classes are welcome to join.
  • Wallace will join John Bodinger de Uriarte, associate professor of anthropology and head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, for an in-person conversation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Lore Degenstein Gallery during a Socially Engaged Art class. All SU classes are welcome to join.

Brodie is an American painter, educator and visual artist. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and his Master of Fine Art degree in painting and drawing from the School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston.

Pavón is a Cuban-American painter and photographer. He graduated from the National School of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba, and studied at the School of Fine Arts El Cucalambé, Las Tunas, Cuba. Imara López-Boada was born in El Vedado, Havana, Cuba. Her artistic education was in Music, Dance and Theater. One of her grandfathers was a violinist with and founding member of the Orquesta Sinfonía Nacional, in Cuba. Her mother was also a violinist for the Teatro García Lorca. Her sister, Lázara Martínez, also a violinist, played for the Camerata Romeu. López grew up in the milieu of Teatro García Lorca, observing and participating in its productions. In 2001, López left Cuba for the Dominican Republic and, in 2006, taking advantage of “Wet Foot/Dry Foot,” she arrived in Puerto Rico after two failed attempts to reach the island. From Puerto Rico, she made her way to Miami, to New York City and Buffalo.

Wallace is an American multimedia artist and filmmaker. He earned his bachelor’s degree in studio art from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his Master of Fine Art degree in studio art from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.

The Lore Degenstein Gallery, located in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center, is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed during university recesses. Call 570-372-4059 for an appointment when classes are not in session.



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