September Art Gallery: Zachary Pritchard

september art gallery sizedHoly Family University Art Gallery Presents Zachary Pritchard

Exhibit Dates: September 2 - 28

Artist Reception: Wednesday, September 28 from 12:50 pm – 2:50 pm.

On Wednesday, September 28, Holy Family University will host an artist reception for Zachary Pritchard to discuss his collection, made from paper-mache, plaster, fired clay, pigmented wax, cast iron, and aluminum. The exhibition will also feature sculptures on pedestals, freestanding pieces, and wall sculptures.

Pritchard earned his BFA in sculpture from Buffalo State College in 2011. As part of his studies, he participated in an international artist residency, creating art in Finland and Latvia. He went on to earn an MFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited across the United States, recently in Massachusetts, New York City, and Philadelphia. His most recent body of work has been featured in group and solo shows, earning high praise. He currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

From the artist: “My work explores themes and personal experiences of humor, loss, death, loneliness, and attraction. Working with materials that lend themselves to manipulation, such as paper-mache, plaster, pigmented wax, paints, and metals, my work plays with structural balance and expectations of materials in primarily anthropomorphic forms. I consistently work in an intuitive process that seeks to translate an unspeakable subconscious language through objects. Engaging the viewer in a familiar, yet uneasy presence, my aim is to elicit raw and visceral emotional reactions through my sculptures, drawings and paintings.”

The event will take place at Holy Family University’s Education Technology Center (ETC) in the lobby and art gallery. Parking is available to all in the Campus Center parking lot in the visitor section without restriction.

This exhibition is part of Holy Family's monthly Gallery shows held throughout the academic year, each of which showcases a new and diverse exhibit featuring artists from around the world as well as Holy Family University's graduating art majors. The intended audiences of this exhibition are people of all ages.

The University Art Gallery is located on the Lower Level of the Education & Technology Center on the University’s Northeast Philadelphia campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am - 8 pm.