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Exhibition: When the Bough Breaks

January 16 - May 9

Despite our history of decimating vast tracts of forests, often in the name of civilization, trees remain indifferent to our existence. They continue offering shade, shelter, sustenance and survival. They long precede the human race and will ultimately succeed us, despite our alternating negligence and reverence. 

Facing ongoing human conflict and impending climate catastrophe, the reality or representation of trees can offer solace and space—for the necessity of talking and listening. The works of these artists and accompanying poets embrace the tree — materially and conceptually— through figure and metaphor, analysis and allegory, and as record and reflection. Works by:  Patricia Bellan-Gillen,  Denise Burge, Zoë Charlton,  Ellen Harvey,  Alex Lukas,  Clayton Merrell,  Sarah Slavick, and Susanne Slavick.

Details

Start:
January 16
End:
May 9
Event Category:
Website:
https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/art-galleries/current-exhibits

Organizer

HUB-Robeson Galleries
Phone:
8148652563
Email:
mxr56@psu.edu
Website:
studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/art-galleries

Venue

Art Alley Gallery, HUB-Robeson Center, Penn State University Park
241A HUB-Robeson Center
University Park, 16801
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Phone:
814-865-2563
Website:
studentaffairs.psu.edu/hub/art-galleries