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The Woskob Family Gallery is a space for contemporary arts and culture in downtown State College, PA.

The 2017-2018 Woskob Wall: Keith Lemley

KEITH LEMLEY | THe woskob wall

OCTOBER 26, 2017 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

Opening Reception – Thursday, October 26 | 5 – 7 PM

The Woskob Family Gallery is pleased to announce Keith Lemley (BFA ’05) as its 2017 – 2018 Woskob Wall artist. The Woskob Wall is an annual program, begun in 2016, in which the gallery invites a different contemporary artist each year to fabricate and install a new, site-specific installation for its signature 22’ high, 30’ long curving wall. Lemley will visit State College from October 18 – 27, during which time he will craft the new work, using his signature combination of maple and neon—two seemingly disparate materials unified through geometry and form. Called A Theory of Everything, this new work explores the artist’s interests in current scientific theories connecting disparate parts of the universe through underlying geometries. The installation will unify the space and its unique architecture through the formal and material qualities of light, line, color, neon, and wood.

The project is co-sponsored by the Penn State School of Visual Arts’ Sculpture Club and the Borough of State College.  The completion of the work will be marked by a celebratory reception, free and open to the public, on Thursday, October 26, 5 – 7 PM. Additionally, Lemley will give a public lecture about his work in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art, at 3 PM on Wednesday, October 25.

Keith Lemley received his BFA from Penn State in 2005 and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2010. In the past twelve years, he has mounted more than twenty solo exhibitions at prominent national and international venues, including Mixed Greens (NYC); 1708 Gallery (Richmond, VA); The Sculpture Center (Cleveland, OH); Favreau (Montreal, Canada); and Summerhall (Edinburgh, United Kingdom).

Image: Keith Lemley, A Theory of Everything, 2017. Neon and maple, 233 x 114 x 12 in.