Hicks Art Center Gallery Presents MATTER through December 10
Site-specific installation art by Michael Grothusen and Buy Shaver explores the gaps between perception and belief
Bucks County Community College’s Hicks Art Center Gallery invites the public to its latest exhibition, MATTER: Works by Michael Grothusen & Buy Shaver, through Monday, December 10.
The show, guest curated by Richard Torchia, consists of a site-specific sculpture by Grothusen and a text mural by Shaver that explores the gaps between perception and belief.
Grothusen is a mixed-media sculptor who makes objects, temporary site installations and permanent public commissions. He has created site-specific works for numerous venues, including the Philadelphia International Airport, Michener Art Museum, Abington Art Center, Crane Arts, Eastern State Penitentiary, Drexel University, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Gallery Joe and the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Grothusen earned a BFA from the University of Kansas and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. He is an associate professor and coordinator of the sculpture program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Shaver, also based in Philadelphia, has a varied artistic background that includes Eastern and Western painting, graphic arts, exhibition design, and conceptually based installation art. He is the author of Moving the Eye Through 2-D Design — A Visual Primer and a professor of foundation classes at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.
Admission is free and open to the public. The Hicks Art Center Gallery is located at Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa., 18940, where there is ample free parking. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (closed November 21 – 25). For more information, visit www.bucks.edu/gallery or call 215-968-8425.
Bucks County Community College receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.