Woskob Family Gallery welcomes a solo exhibition, Imagination, by Penn State doctoral student, Ilayda Altuntas.

Imagination explores the various intersections between diverse forms of culture, identity, and language. Traditional hand-cranked music boxes are installed throughout the gallery, with video projections laid atop them. Viewers are invited to participate with the work by turning the hand cranks and exploring the markings on the paper strips that emerge. Meanwhile, an aural collage in five different languages referring to the artist’s own identity—Turkish, Albanian, Circassian, German, and English—plays continually. The result is an immersive experience of light, shadow, word, movement, and sound.

Altuntas is an Istanbul native who has lived in the US for the past eight years. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Art Education at Penn State, after having taught for many years in the New York City public schools.

The exhibition will be on display in the gallery from April 18 May 24, 2019.  Viewers are invited to attend the reception from 5:00-7:00 PM where artist Ilayda will be giving an artist talk and tour of the work at 6:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

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