Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will exhibit the sculpture of artist Bonnie Collura. The exhibition will open on Thursday, October 6, 2011, and turn through November 1. Kipp Gallery is located on the first floor of Sprowls Hall.
Collura received her B.F.A. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1994 and her M.F.A degree from Yale University in 1996. She is the recipient of a 1997 Emerging Artist Award from the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, a 2005 John F. Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and a 2010 MacDowell Colony Fellowship.
Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, and India. She was also a nominee for a United States Artists Fellowship and a Rolex Protégé Award.
Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art Forum, Art in America, Art News, Sculpture Magazine, BOMB magazine, Beautiful Decay, Time Out New York, and several other publications.
In describing her work, Collura states, “Every degree of my sculptures strives to challenge a viewers’ circulation, encouraging them to move around the sculpture not because that is what they may understand to do cognitively in relation to art viewing, but because that is what they are propelled to do emotionally to become more connected to the gesture and narrative of the sculpture in front of them.
“My hope is that each angle of my work poses questions that a viewer can only answer by physically moving in the space that surrounds the sculpture, thus turning the viewer into a collaborator and coconspirator of meaning.”
Collura will be in Indiana to speak about her work on Wednesday, October 12, at 5:00 p.m. in room 118a of Sprowls Hall. The talk will be followed by a public reception.
The exhibit, talk, and reception are free. Weekly gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m.
For more information about this exhibit and other events scheduled by the IUP College of Fine Arts, contact the Lively Arts by calling 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.