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Penn State Altoona presents work of Benjamin Entner

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 701 hits

ALTOONA – Sumus, an exhibition of work by Benjamin Entner will be on display in the McLanahan Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts August 21- December 14, 2014. A reception will be held 3 – 5 p.m., Thursday, September 4 in the Titelman Study of the Center.

Entner is a graduate of Syracuse University's prestigious sculpture program, where he received his MFA. His work has shown nationally and internationally; most recently with exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center of Las Vegas, the Soap Factory of Minneapolis, the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center of the Arts in Olympia, WA, SOMA Kunstgeneratorinstitusjon in Bergen, Norway, and the Handwerker Gallery of Ithaca College.

Entner states, “My current body of work, Sumus, explores the boundaries and interplay between two- and three- dimensional methods of making. Specifically, the point at which a drawing can become form and object can become representation. Focusing on the figure, I draw contemporary individuals; myself, friends, family in postures similar to the figures of Classical Greco-Roman and Renaissance sculpture. In so doing, I hope to create an awkward dialogue between my contemporary parodies and the historical works---a dialogue that questions and challenges perspectives of beauty, proportion, sexuality, and idealized form.”

The galleries are open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and before and during all performances. For further information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452.

Media contact:
Marissa Carney, Media Relations Coordinator, University Relations 814-949-5105

Web Contact:
Jonathan O'Harrow, Webmaster, University Relations 814-949-5105

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