February Art Gallery: Gary Sczerbaniewicz

Gary Sczerbaniewicz

Holy Family University Art Gallery presents Latent Conditions, works by Gary Sczerbaniewicz
Exhibit: February 5-27, 2019
Artists Talk and Reception: Wednesday, February 27 | 12 pm – 2 pm

Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present Latent Conditions, works by Gary Sczerbaniewicz.

From the artist: “My practice is primarily three-dimensional with two major focuses: large, physically immersive installations, and smaller sculptural works-each containing hybrid architectures as their subject matter. This series of works submitted comprise an ongoing rumination on cognitive dissonance and frustrated desires conveyed through an architectural lexicon. These scale-model replicas of brick building fragments and brick masonry facades catalogue a range of ‘vignettes’ that have been culled from my experience living in a rust-belt city (Buffalo, NY) for more than a decade.”

“These scenarios often hearken back to a once more prosperous or energized age. In addition to the aesthetic appeal that these fossilized traces contain-there is a rich metaphorical vein that transcends the visible and evokes a sense of absurdity, pathos, and psychological unease. In this grouping of works- disconnected ladders, blocked windows, shadows of former structures, detached floor plans, collapsed walls, eroded roof-lines, and bloated surfaces shrug off their originally designed roles and stand as petrified strata which seem to gently mock the beholder.”

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.