Join us for a tour of Shifting Forms: 5 Decades of Abstraction with three artists featured in the exhibition. We will discuss the exhibition’s major themes, and have the chance to hear from artists Tim McFarlane, Benjamin Lee Sperry and Jonathan VanDyke.
A reception with light refreshments will precede the tour and artist discussion. Join us for the reception 5:30 – 6:00 pm and the tour beginning at 6:00 pm. This event is free with standard Museum admission, but RSVP is required. Please reserve your ticket below.
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Date: Friday, December 1, 2023
Time: 5:30 pm Reception 6:00 pm Gallery Tour and Artist Discussion
Tim McFarlane is a visual artist based in Philadelphia, PA, whose works examine the fluid and contradictory nature of memory and place, with an emphasis on color, multi-layered systems, and process. He graduated from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture with a BA in Studio Art. McFarlane’s paintings and works on paper reside in numerous private and public collections such as The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Woodmere Museum of Art, The Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art, Bucknell University, Fox School of Business (Temple University) and West Virginia University. His work is represented by the Bridgette Mayer Gallery (Philadelphia).
Benjamin Lee Sperry is an interdisciplinary artist whose work incorporates painting, printmaking and photography as well as aspects of installation and bookmaking. He was born in 1986 in central Pennsylvania, and received his BFA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of Visual Arts in New York and his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from University of Delaware. He currently teaches at Lincoln University and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Born in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Jonathan VanDyke is a NYC-based visual artist whose practice encompasses installations, paintings, videos, sculpture, writings, collaborative projects, and live and durational works featuring performers from the queer community of which he is a part. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow and attended the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. He received his MFA from The Milton Avery School at Bard College. He started his career as Director and Curator of the Susquehanna Art Museum.