UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — ‘Keith Lemley: A Theory of Everything’ opens at Woskob Family Gallery on Oct. 26, 2017, and runs through Sept. 30, 2018. The opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26.
Penn State alumnus Keith Lemley is the Woskob Family Gallery’s 2017–2018 Woskob Wall artist. The Woskob Wall is an annual program, begun in 2016, for which the gallery invites a different contemporary artist each year to fabricate and install a new, site-specific installation for its signature 22-feet-high, 30-feet-long curving wall.
Lemley will visit State College from Oct. 18-27, during which time he will craft the new work, using his signature combination of maple and neon — two seemingly disparate materials unified through geometry and form. Called “A Theory of Everything,” this new work explores the artist’s interests in current scientific theories connecting disparate parts of the universe through underlying geometries. The installation will unify the space and its unique architecture through the formal and material qualities of light, line, color, neon and wood.