The Woskob Family Gallery is a space for contemporary arts and culture in downtown State College, PA.
JANUARY 25 – MARCH 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 5 – 7 PM
Pedestrian Rules is an exhibition of photographic and time-based works by Haigen Pearson, Tyson Washburn, and Barbara Weissberger. These artists explore commonplace sights: buildings, boxes, and reflections—both found and constructed—to speculate about the viewers’ relationships with ambiguity in everyday experience.
Pearson’s Maintenance-Roma is a video work in which a looping group of still images shows paint-splattered yellow traffic dividers repeating throughout the city. In Washburn’s photographs, city blocks and buildings are cropped into tight horizontals. The removal of broader context results in landscapes and structures that appear in stages of abandonment. In Weissberger’s work, materials such as aluminum foil, cardboard, and pencils are layered and combined through the camera’s aperture, complicating and sowing doubt about normally identifiable objects.
These artists exhibit fragments, eschewing photography’s documentary capacity, creating new imagery that presents crumbling symbols and broken visions. Whether out walking or looking, or building in the studio, the artists re-envision the photograph as a conversational, un-heroic, and hard-to-parse visual syntax.
Image: TYSON WASHBURN, Curtains and Reflections, Berlin, Germany, 2011. Archival pigment print, 20 x 30 in.
146 SOUTH ALLEN STREET
STATE COLLEGE, PA 16801
OPEN M – F 9 AM – 4 PM
SATURDAYS 10 AM – 2 PM
LOCATED IN THE PENN STATE
DOWNTOWN THEATRE CENTRE