Reading, Pa. – Albright College’s Freedman Gallery will present the following two exhibitions with a joint, opening reception on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. Both exhibitions and the reception are free and open to the public:
Joan Linder, Operation Sunshine, on view in Main Gallery and Foyer, Jan. 23 to April 8
The exhibition, which places emphasis on Linder’s work on toxic waste sites in Buffalo, Tonawanda, and Niagara Falls, N.Y., also includes her drawings of radioactive waste sites in western New York that were a result of the Manhattan Project activity. Linder uses drawing to consider how history can get buried: as artifacts and chemicals in the ground, and as documents in the archive. The act of drawing becomes a way to slow down and pay attention to the damage and history that has become hidden in plain sight.
Exhibition-related events include:
Jan. 25, 4 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall – Artist Lecture
New Nudes: Paul Rybarczyk & Lauralynn White, on view in the Project Space, Jan. 23 to March 9
A staple of artistic practice, the nude is a classic that compels us and provokes strong emotions. Buffalo artist Paul Rybarczyk’s bold color palette suits the power of his male subjects while often showing them at their most vulnerable, and serves as an interesting counterpoint to the lush and lovely female figures that emerge from the wood grain and muted landscape paintings of Reading, Pa., artist Lauralynn White.
The Freedman Gallery in the Center for the Arts is located on 13th and Bern streets in Reading. Exhibitions and programs in the visual arts at Albright College and The Freedman Gallery are generously supported by The Silverweed Foundation in honor of Doris C. Freedman, the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and its partner, the Berks Arts Council, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
For more information about the exhibitions, visit www.albright.edu/freedman.