Williamsport, Pennsylvania — The Lycoming College Art Gallery will open a new exhibition this fall featuring the work of local printmaker and artist Chad Andrews.
The exhibition entitled “A day can become so long” will premiere on Friday, September 16, with a talk in the gallery at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition will run until Saturday, October 15 and is free and open to the public. .
Andrews began using community imagery in Williamsport and the north-central Pennsylvania region in 2010, as seen in his image, “The Integration of Technology”.
“The diversity of communities in the rural region and the city of Williamsport is incredibly complex, but they are held together by earth and sky. The use of multiple art styles representing local arts, history, politics, economics, religions, culture and time is solely based on what I think and feel as I enter the studio . This approach to image making embraces conflicts in process, materials and imagery,” Andrews said. “The works often incorporate small ala-prima moments, both intuitive and formal, into a larger, rambling composition. This practice embraces the ever-changing confusion and connectivity of the country and the world. These themes dictate decisions that appear throughout my work, using the passage of time in the studio to enrich and complicate the imagery.
Andrews owns Studio Paper+, a printmaking studio located in the Pajama Factory in Williamsport. When he’s not around, he maintains his paint studio at his family’s horse farm in Montoursville, Pennsylvania.
In addition to his career as an artist, Andrews is an educator and has taught printmaking at the University of Pennsylvania and served as director of visual arts at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Engraving and Foundations at Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania. Her work is held in private and public collections and is exhibited nationally. He received his BFA from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in printmaking.
The Lycoming College Art Gallery, located in downtown Williamsport at 25 W. Fourth Street, contributes to the artistic culture of the city and allows the College to become more involved in the surrounding community. Art students at Lycoming have the opportunity to interact with visiting artists and learn firsthand about the inner workings of an art gallery.