2018 Exhibit Archives

2018 Exhibit Archives

Freyberger Gallery Fall Exhibits and Events

January 2018

Photography by Niko J. Kallianiotis

Photography by Niko J. Kallianiotis

Image: Penn State

"America in a Trance" : Photography by Niko J. Kallianiotis

Exhibit opens January 11; however a meet-the-artist reception will be held on Thursday January 18, 2018. Check website during inclement weather for details on campus closing. The exhibit runs through Feb. 22.

About the artist: Niko J. Kallianiotis was born in Greece, who has made northeastern Pennsylvania his home. A photographer, Kallianiotis worked for years as a photographer for newspapers, honing his skills in observation of his environment, and discovering chilling realizations about the so-called American dream. The term American Dream means many things to many people. In 1931, when writer James Truslow Adams coined the term “the American Dream,” it had more to do with idealism than material prosperity.

From the perspective of an immigrant, Killianiotis wrote “A mode to promote American values, industrialism provided a place where immigrants from tattered European countries crossed the Atlantic for a better future….this project is an ongoing observation of the fading American dream so typified in the northeastern Pennsylvania landscape but widespread across the United States. … "