Martin Art Gallery
Vision/Sound Revisited: Allentown’s 80’s Art Scene
June 14 – August 2
Vision/Sound Revisited: Allentown’s 80’s Art Scene is a major exhibition celebrating downtown Allentown’s arts and culture scene and synonymous radio airwaves revolution – with a focus on the period 1978 – 1988. Events include concurrent exhibitions of work by 12 local visual artists of the period, along with sound installations of local bands and radio broadcasts dating from the era featuring WMUH-FM community programmers. An opening reception will be held Wednesday June 14, from 5 – 7pm, in Baker Center for the Arts, at Muhlenberg College Campus.
This exhibition will be in conjunction with a show of contemporary work at the Baum School in downtown Allentown, and a panel discussion with the curators and artists at the Allentown Art Museum.
Vision/Sound Revisited: Allentown’s 80’s Art Scene is curated by Lisa Baas, Raymond Barnes, Cheryl Haughtney and Scott Sherk. - Paul M. Nicholson, Director Martin Art Gallery
Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a time of transition.
April 10 - May 29
Public talk with the organizer of Altered State, Ian Holliday April 12, 5 - 6pm in Trumbower hall 130. Altered State: Painting Myanmar in a time of transition is an exhibition of contemporary art from Myanmar [Burma] organized by Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) The University of Hong Kong. We are fortunate to have this widely acclaimed exhibition in our galleria space [outside the Empie Theater] in Baker Center for the Arts.
Patricia Satterlee: Already Gone
Already Gone, 2014 Flashe on linen panel 60 x 60 in.
New works by Patricia Saterlee, January 30 - May 26, 2017, Public Reception February 8, 5 - 6:30pm, Public Artist Talk March 1, 5:00 pm.
Patricia Satterlee's work explores the balance between abstraction and representation, symmetry and irregularity. Her paintings are highly layered compositions, with each layer weaving together observation of physical objects and a sense of the energy within and around the objects. The flashe paint she uses produces a flat matte surface where colors collide between fluidity and solidness. In her drawings and collages, Satterlee focuses more on the tension within the boundaries surrounding physicality and energy fields.
Satterlee's studio is in Brooklyn, New York. She has shown at The Kitchen, Frosch&Portman, Valentine Gallery, M55 Gallery, and Norte Maar in New York; the Matewaan Gallery in Beacon, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) in Washington, DC; and Salon Zucher in Paris.
Satterlee did undergraduate studies at Carnegie-Mellon University and University of California. She holds an MFA from American University.
Roger Loos: Stone Koans
November 2016 – November 2017
An exhibition of stone works by Roger Loos. Four works remain on display in the garden walk (between Trexler library and Baker Center for the Arts) for one year. Exhibition runs through November 2017.
Upcoming events and exhibitions:
Works on loan by Jen Huh and Dan Golden will remain on extended loan and are on view in the Baker Center for the Arts through the end of 2016. Jen Huh is showing five of her God's eyes sculptures as an installation adjacent to the pitched glass atrium ceiling. Additionally Jennifer and Dan Golden collaborated on a new mural work, which is situated near the Paul C. Empie Theater.
The Martin Art Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 8pm, and The Martin Art Gallery's Galleria Space is open Monday - Sunday, 9:00am - 11:00pm*. All of our exhibitions and programming are free and open to the public. For further information, please visit http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/gallery, or call us at 484 664 3467