Opening this week in the Handwerker Gallery

By Paul Nicholson, January 22, 2023

Dara Engler and Lydia Panas in the Handwerker Gallery

For the start of the Spring 2023 semester, we are pleased to share works by Dara Engler and Lydia Panas, two artists who have spent extensive time looking inward for answers. These solo shows explore anxieties, identities, and states of being through a range photography, video, and mixed media strategies. Both shows open with a reception this Thursday, January 26th from 5 – 6:30 p.m. and continue through March 8th.

sample of Dara Engler and Lydia Panas artwork for show opening on January 26 - March 8

Lydia Panas will give an artist talk in the gallery on February 16th, at 6pm, and Dara Engler will give an artist talk in the Gallery on March 2, at 6pm. 

For our second series of exhibitions beginning in late March, we look forward to hosting Andrea Hornick and Robin Whiteman whose works employ a strategy that looks outward beyond individual experience in order to find new solutions. Painting, drawing, and writing will be contrasted by ceramic sculpture to critique power, knowledge, and belief structures.

This May we look forward to holding our annual Senior Exhibition curated by a class of 2023 graduating senior Eibhilin O’Reilly. This expansive show will feature dozens of emerging artists studying in the Department of Art, Art History, and Architecture, the Roy H. Park School of Communications, and beyond.

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