University Museum Features Two Exhibitions in 2015 Summer Season

Posted on 5/22/2015 11:11:58 AM

Program covers for Experiment and Color on WhiteSummer 2015 will bring two concurrent exhibitions to the University Museum: Experiment: Poland/USA Fiber Art Collaboration and Color on White: Collage by Barbara Westman.

Experiment: Poland/USA Fiber Art Collaboration began in July 2013 as “…an international, intercultural art conversation and collaboration” between the Fibers Studios at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, and the Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk, Poland.

The resulting artworks, utilizing textiles, paper, wool, wire, plastics, synthetics, and wood in addition to others, demonstrated “contrasts” through a series of diptychs. The contrasts are evident through the qualities of the materials used and the composition of the materials. As described by the coordinators, Barbara Westman, Agata Zielińska- Głowacka, and Aleksander Windyński, “...even the contrast of two people’s personalities, emotions, life events, ecology, and more” can be seen in the works. The collection was first exhibited in Poland and the United States in 2014.

In Color on White, Westman’s collages express her interest in the relationship between colors. Westman describes her work as an “exploration of color” in “how colors blend together or settle together.” Utilizing a “flat, white background helps to focus on the relationship of colors and shapes.” Westman explains that “each viewer will react differently to my artwork and will find a unique interpretation of it.”

Both Experiment and Color on White will run June 8–July 16, 2015. An opening reception will be held June 6 from 6:00–8:30 p.m., with Barbara Westman’s artist’s talk beginning at 7:00 p.m.—all in the University Museum, Sutton Hall.

Museum Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

For more information, telephone 724-357-2397.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Student Cooperative Association at IUP. The University Museum receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.