Past Exhibits at the Freyberger Gallery
ART and SCIENCE
The objective of this exhibit is exploring various disciplines of science through the visual arts. Six members of the Science Division faculty were interviewed via video. From the video interviews, artists were invited to select a faculty member(s) whose research intrigued them or paralleled their own investigations. Artists were selected on their ability to interpret this material in an aesthetic way, using the information as a point of departure for their creative endeavors. Art work may illuminate, define, or interpret the information provided.
- Lynn Millar, Fleetwood, PA
- Roy Kinzer, NY, NY
- Rhea Banker, NY, NY
- Ron DeLong, Slatington, PA
- Ann Lalik, Allentown, PA
- Sarah Edmonds, Kutztown, PA
- Yvonne and David Love, Philadelphia, PA
- Kristen Woodward, Reading, PA
- M. Camille Romig, Huff’s Church, PA
- Greglynn Gibbs, Research Support Technician
- Dr. Hassan Gourama, Associate Professor of Food Science
- Dr. Cesar Martínez-Garza, Associate Professor of Mathematics
- Dr. David L. Sanford, Associate Professor of Ornamental Horticulture
- Valetta Eshbach Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
- Dr. James Karlinsey, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Reception: Thursday March 14, 6 p.m., Freyberger Gallery, Penn State Berks
Architectural Conditions is an exhibit of recent works from a collaboration that began decades ago, when childhood friends, Ken Fifer, now a Professor of English at Penn State Berks, and Larry Mitnick, an Architect and Associate Professor at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, began to engage in each others’ art.
(Right) Micro/Macro collage by Larry Mitnick inspired by a poem by Ken Fifer.
Through the years, the two have written songs, made movies, and generally corresponded through art. The current project began with Larry responding to one of Ken's poems with a collage; as the project developed to fill a one day cycle, sometimes the original poem would change with a new response instigated by the collage. A collection of twelve poem/collages, mounted together offers the viewer the interplay between words and vision.
“We met each other as children, growing up in the same Bronx Housing Project. Our collaborations, large and small, started back then. We invite you to entertain our assumption that an identification of the architectural conditions can be embodied within poetry as well as in pictorial terms. The collages are not foremost meant to illustrate the poems but to locate their architectural conditions; the poems likewise do not seek to describe or illustrate the collages but to locate and share their spatial relationships,” explains Fifer and Mitnick.
Exhibit through April 18, 2013
Ken Fifer, Professor of English, published writer, poet