Matthew J. Olson, America’s Pastime: Campers, Trucks and Strippers, 2014–15, maple, mahogany, ash, cherry, walnut, and poplar (detail). © Matthew J. Olson. Photo credit: Antonella Crescimbeni.
Expanded Practice invites us to rethink the human and social reach of creative art practices within diverse institutional settings at a time of uncertain cultural change. This exhibition features the work of faculty members from Penn State’s School of Visual Arts who continue to expand the visual tradition of creative exploration in a multiplicity of ways. Pushing the limits of material thinking, adapting and devising newer technologies of making, exploiting time and motion, improvising collaborative situations, inhabiting public places, and participating in emerging communities of inquiry are some of the approaches evident in the work on view in the exhibition and in additional locations around campus.
On view will be work by Brian Alfred, Michael Collins, Shannon Goff, Andrew Hieronymi, Aaron Knochel, Tom Lauerman, Eduardo Navas, Matthew J. Olson, Eric Roman, Rudy Shepherd, Stephanie Snider, and Ann Tarantino.