The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library, will host “Prints, Drawings and Collages,” a collection of work by Evan Summer, from Aug. 25 to Sept. 27.
Summer’s images are imbued with a sense of mystery. Abandoned structures in the landscape are a sign of the human presence and vital activity that no longer exist. Summer also explores form and space using the visual equivalent of “magic realism” created by the intaglio technique and the physical act of mark making.
Summer is a professor of art at Kutztown University, where he has taught since 1984. Summer grew up in Buffalo, N.Y. Before receiving his Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Yale University in 1975, he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.
His work is included in many prominent collections nationally and internationally, including the National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
To learn more about Summer’s work, visit on the Web .
An opening reception for the exhibit will take place in the gallery from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 25. Summer will offer an artist’s lecture at 4 p.m. in the Presentation Room of the Student and Administrative Services Center, followed by a 5:30 p.m. talk in the gallery.
Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will be closed Sept. 5-6 for Labor Day. All exhibits are free and open to the public.
Summer’s exhibit is part of the college’s Current View Artist Series, which showcases contemporary artists working in a variety of media. Sponsored by the college’s media arts department, it provides an opportunity to broaden and enrich the educational experience at Penn College.