an Art Exhibition in a Virtual World

Please join us for

an Art Exhibition in a Virtual World

When: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm EST. Opening reception.

Where: and 304 Patterson Bldg, University Park, The Pennsylvania State University.Please join us online or onsite.

Curators: Laura Beyer, Tiffany Bragunier, Mary Cate Fruehan, John Guilyard, Gabby McDaniel, Madi Mock, Yenni Nguyen, Anastasia Richeal

A ED 322: Visual Culture & Educational Technologies
Karen Keifer-Boyd and Leslie Sotomayor

Curator Statements

“Act. React. Repeat." is a collection of works unified by themes of repetition and participation. The works demonstrate how cultural practices and institutions, such as consumerism and creation of art, are influenced by interactions between people and how these interactions evolve through repetition. — Mary Cate Fruehan

Bad Girl

This exhibit seeks to challenge and question our notions of our view of society by providing specific lenses of sight. More specifically, it highlights the dichotomy between the essences of what makes the halves of a person’s identity. Through appropriation, satire, and craft, the show sheds light on contemporary issues that may otherwise often be overlooked. — Yenni Nguyen

Good Girl

This collection of works is open to interpretation and is intended to create a different experience for each viewer and what they bring with them to the space. However, when putting together the collection of works, I had hopes of having viewers question what they alongside of society thinks is a "good girl," hence the name of the exhibition. This series deals with stereotypes of the female gender, alter egos, distortion, identity both in terms of surface level and deeper, as well as questioning what creates a person’s identity and how we all go about creating, reading and judging that. — Gabby McDaniel

"G is for Gender" is a grouping of works that is intended to spark a conversation among the viewers about the roles of gender in our society and what impact that has on individual gender expression. Much like the very elements that make up our being, gender identity plays a vital roles in how we dress, act, and see the world. Works focus on topics of gender policing, varying gender expressions, and breaking norms, gender and otherwise. — Tiffany Bragunier

explorations in(Gender) seeks to invite viewers to reconsider their assumptions about gender and identity. By contrasting and juxtaposing many different artworks that all highlight different aspects of how gender can be percieved, the viewer can consider and approach the idea of gender in a more open and all inclusive way. This exhibit works to not only demonstrate how the gender binary is flawed, but indeed remind the viewer that the binary itself is artificial. — Laura Beyerle

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"Irritated." This is a series of work around the idea of being irritated by lack of control of the environment. The show features pieces in three different mediums all unified by the feelings portrayed within the subjects of each piece. It shows feelings of irritation and then allows the viewer to interact with the sporadic netart that will bring them to a deeper understanding of the show. — John Guilyard

"WHO" is a collection exploring the scaffolding of identity in relation to censorship. The inclusion of disorienting mirrors, obstructed portraiture, and the exploration of traditionally censored terms of identification emphasize the journey to reaching one’s identity. — Anastasia Richeal

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