The Woskob Family Gallery is a space for contemporary arts and culture in downtown State College, PA.
REBECCA MORGAN | HOMECOMING
NOVEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 21, 2017
Opening Reception – Thursday November 16, 2017 | 5 – 7 PM
The Woskob Family Gallery is pleased to announce Homecoming, a solo exhibition by Rebecca Morgan. Featuring ceramics, paintings, and works on paper by the Clearfield, PA native, and spanning several years and bodies of work, the exhibition brings home Morgan’s work, showing it close to where she grew up for the first time. Included are portraits of the artist, her loved ones, and a cast of characters both naturalistic and cartooned.
Through a range of media and stylistic conventions, Morgan explores her rural origins, the inhabitants of her hometown, and the popularly held stereotypes about them. The artist places herself both as part of and at a critical distance from her subjects. Influenced by traditions as varied as Brueghel, face jug pottery, and Mad Comics, she spans and conflates an array of divides including class, culture, geography, and politics.
Questioning who looks at whom—and from what point of view—Homecoming brings to the forefront how the position from which something or someone is observed can make other aspects invisible.
Morgan received a BA from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from Pratt Institute, NY. Press for her work includes Time Out New York, ARTnews, Whitehot Magazine, Beautiful Decay, Artslant, Juxtapoz Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Berlin’s Lodown Magazine, among others. She is the recipient of a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts Residency, a Vermont Studio Center full fellowship, and the George Rickey Residency at Yaddo. She is represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York City.
In partnership with the Penn State Drawing and Painting Club, Morgan will give a public talk about her work on Wednesday, November 15, from 7:00–9:00 PM. in room 315 of the Visual Arts Building. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, November 16, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. For more information on these events, visit our website www.woskobfamilygallery.psu.edu. All events are free and open to the public.
(Odalisque, 2014. Graphite on paper, 65 x 94 in. Courtesy Asya Geisberg Gallery)