Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Winter Solo Series, Patrick Coughlin & Robert Arnosky
February 8 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our Coffee Break series pairs coffee and bagels with an artist talk. Learn more about the exhibiting artists’ process and technique through a talk and Q&A in our gallery with the artists themselves.
Patrick Coughlin, Sculpture
Patrick Coughlin’s work examines the ubiquitous, and inconspicuous aspects of our material culture and the spaces that define it. Our Homes and shared spaces along with the objects that fill them exist in the realm of magical science. Their origins are opaque and Byzantine; our most essential tools are incomprehensible in their making and function. This modernity has disconnected our psyche from the physical, sensual world. By abstracting structural joinery, furniture, and the body, we are asked to see the hidden complexities and humanity in the ubiquitous. Through this contextualization of architecture, domestic objects, and craft sensibilities, Patrick’s work explores the precarious relationships with the natural world and our self-agency.
Robert Arnosky, Painting
Robert Arnosky’s acrylic paintings depict local scenes and fleeting moments in time. Through portraits of Philadelphia-area people, places, and the activity that surrounds them, Arnosky creates depictions of environments that are simultaneously photo-realistic and energetic. His body of work presents a survey of neighborhoods & neighbors, as interpreted over the years.
This event is produced as part of our Solo Series Winter 2020, on view from January 10 – February 22.
Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkinstown Lyceum