The Penn State Berks Freyberger Gallery will present ?Architectural Conditions,? a collaboration of visual art by architect Larry Mitnick and poetry by Dr. Ken Fifer, Professor of English at Penn State Berks from March 14-April 18, 2013. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 14, at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
In this exhibition, visitors are asked to entertain the assumption that an identifier of the architectural conditions can be embodied within poetry, as well as in pictorial terms. Mitnick?s collages are not primarily intended to illustrate Fifer?s poetry, but to locate their architectural conditions. Likewise, Fifer?s poems do not seek to describe or illustrate Mitnick?s collages, but to locate and share their spatial relationships. The movement back and forth between different minds and mediums creates a process of reflection and discourse, and in the end, a working method. Their collaborations, large and small, began when the two men met as children growing up in the same Bronx housing project and have continued through the present day.
The Freyberger Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Marilyn Fox, Gallery Director, at 610-396-6140 or via e-mail at [email protected].