ALTOONA, Pa. — “Geomatrix: A Perfect Proof,” a body of work by Ivyside Juried Art Exhibition winner Reni Gower, will run from Oct. 6 to Dec. 10, in the McLanahan Gallery and Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Gower retired from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018 after 37 years. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, a Master of Arts from University of Minnesota-Duluth, and a Bachelor of Science with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Gower's artwork is represented in many prestigious collections and has been exhibited at international and national venues for over 40 years. In addition to her painting practice, she curates award-winning traveling exhibitions that include “The Garden,” “FLASHPOINTS: Material / Intent / Fused,” “Geometric Aljamía: a Cultural Transliteration,” and “Pulped Under Pressure: The Art of Handmade Paper.”
Gower says, “The artwork in ‘GEOmatrix: a Perfect Proof’ recognizes geometric perfection as the matrix of humanity and the blueprint of the cosmos. One finds these similarities embedded in decorative patterns of diverse cultures all around the globe. Adapting these designs and incorporating them into contemporary artwork promotes empathy and understanding through a shared perspective that reinforces cross-cultural bonds.” Gower’s application of sacred geometry within her artwork aims to promote empathy and mindfulness for the viewer.
The Galleries are open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and during all performances and events. For further information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452.