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Big, Wet, & Potentially Dangerous Faculty Show Opens in Zoller Gallery

Big, Wet, & Potentially Dangerous













Movement is the theme of Big, Wet, & Potentially Dangerous, an exhibition of new work and works-in-progress by Penn State School of Visual Arts Faculty Shannon Goff, Andrew Hieronymi, and Tom Lauerman in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery from October 19 to November 1 with an opening reception Monday, October 24, 5-7 pm.


Movement is addressed by each of the artists in bodies of work whose large scale, interactivity, and process orientation, mark an expansion of art practices to include prosaic materials, interactive gaming, and Additive Manufacturing technology reimagined as craft process.


Pictured: “Miles To Empty” by Shannon Goff, cardboard, 2016


Shannon Goff’s Miles To Empty presents a full size 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V meticulously fashioned out of cardboard. Two years in the making, this object explores the automobile as a metaphor for the complexities of American life in general and Goff’s own experiences as a native of Detroit specifically. Movement, physical and social, is implied by the imposing vehicle’s presence.


Pictured: “Walking In Patterns”, by Andrew Hieronymi, interactive installation, 2016


Movement is the activating force of Walking in Patterns, in which Andrew Hieronymi presents a multi-player installation game using treadmills and camera sensors to propose a playful experience at the intersection of interactive art, gaming and biomechanical tracking. Developed in collaboration with Penn State faculty in Health and Human Sciences and Engineering, the work explores the potential of interdisciplinary work with outcomes that communicate scientifically, and demonstrate expressive options for thinking through seeing.


Pictured: objects 3d printed in clay, Tom Lauerman, 2016


Tom Lauerman has moved his digital fabrication studio into the Zoller Gallery for the duration of the exhibition. There, he’ll produce a body of work during the exhibition’s run using several 3D printers including the Bricoleur, a unique clay printer he has designed in a series of collaborations with students from Engineering and Material Science disciplines over the past year and a half. The result of two years of immersion in the open-source, D.I.Y. “Maker Movement”, this first iteration of a mobile makerspace is a glimpse of things to come.


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