The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host Abundance, a solo exhibition by international mixed-media artist Margery Amdur. The opening events will take place on Thursday, February 6, beginning with a lecture by the artist at 4:00 p.m. in Randall Hall, room 117. The lecture will be immediately followed by a reception in the gallery from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Amdur’s exhibit includes large-scale wall and floor works comprised of foam rubber make-up sponges that are sensuously rubbed and saturated with pastel pigment. The sponges are then pieced together to create a surface texture resembling soft children’s building blocks. The accumulation of miniature absorbent shapes creates a larger sculptural mass, which is both colorfully abstract, and a comment on how we perceive beauty.
Margery Amdur’s studio practice is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is also an Associate Professor of Art at Rutgers-Camden University in New Jersey. Originally from Pittsburgh, she received her undergraduate degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Abundance will remain on display through March 7. The gallery will be closed on February 17 for President’s Day. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please go to http://www.cwu.edu/art/Current-Schedule.
Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665, firstname.lastname@example.org.