ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona will showcase the work of Emerging Artist in Residence Kevin Brophy, in collaboration with Rosa Nussbaum.
“Housewives of the Queer Hearth: The Utopic Domestic of a Feminized City” will be on display March 5 through April 5 in the McLanahan and Sheetz galleries of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. There will be a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 5. It is free and open to the public
Brophy and Nussbaum met in 2019 as NEA Southern Constellation Fellows at Elsewhere Museum. Brophy holds a bachelor of arts in studio art and creative writing from the University of South Florida and a master of fine arts from Carnegie Mellon University as a Regina and Marlin Miller Fellow. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has participated in residencies across the United States and in Europe. Nussbaum holds a bachelor of fine arts in print and time-based media from Wimbledon College of Arts in London and a master of fine arts in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin. Nussbaum has participated in residencies and exhibited internationally.
“Housewives of the Queer Hearth: The Utopic Domestic of a Feminized City” is an installation that will transform the gallery space into an exaggerated and technologized boudoir. This installation uses comedic scenes to examine the female body through tropes of interior and exterior. With this project, the artists explore a space that has “yet-to-be” through the lens of a utopic city of feminine and queer architecture and urban planning.
This project was supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.
The McLanahan and Sheetz galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and before and during all performances. For further information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452.