September 16 – January 7, 2024
Alvin H. Butz Gallery
Venue: Alvin H. Butz Gallery
Industrial Influence is an exhibition that investigates how artists are influenced by various aspects of industry. Processes such as metal casting and fabrication served as inspiration for many works in this exhibition. Some artists were influenced by industrial sites and created pieces in response to a site. Other innovative approaches artists used in this exhibition interpreted utilitarian objects such as tools and created thought-provoking works that engage the viewer. Industrial influence reflects how the industry plays an important role while celebrating Bethlehem’s deep-rooted history in industrial processes.
This exhibition is curated by Katie Hovencamp:
Katie Hovencamp received her BFA from Arizona State University in 2009 and her MFA from the Pennsylvania State University in 2014. Hovencamp has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions within the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Her work has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, Chicago Reader, and several online and print publications. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Achievement Award for Contemporary Sculpture in 2014 and the University Graduate Fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University in 2012. Hovencamp has participated in residency programs at Vermont Studio Center, Serde Interdisciplinary artist group in Latvia, and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland.
In 2016, she was awarded an artist residency with International Sculpture Center at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ. She has taught at various institutions such as the Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, Totts Gap Art Institute, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Area Community College, Keystone College, and Northampton Community College.
Artists featured on exhibition graphic: Valeri Larko, Jeremy Entwistle, and Margaret Jacobs
Venue InformationAlvin H. Butz Gallery
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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