Metaphysical Materiality at Ernest Welch

Metaphysical Materiality, August 16 – September 24, with work by Patricia Bellen-Gellen, Peggy Cypher’s, Margry Amdur, Pam Longobardi, Carol Prusa.

Five artists with shared sensibilities exhibit new paintings that envision hidden worlds. In the face of alarming change in the natural world we call home, Metaphysical Materiality investigates visions of alternate possibilities in constructed worlds that echo the complex and multi-layered nature of our existence. Mining the languages of science, mathematics, history and literature, these artists provide us with visions of worlds constructed with beauty, grace and sparks of humor, imagining alternative and more positive outcomes for our relationship with nature. These works mirror urgent environmental and social problems, while visualizing a new mindset where Nature is alive and well, and infinitely powerful and mysterious.


On September 14, from 3 – 5:30 p.m., the gallery will host a conversation between artists the well-known Los Angeles critic and curator Peter Frank. The discussion will encompass broader and current issues in contemporary painting as well as in contemporary art.

All gallery events are free and open to the public.

Georgia State University
Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery
10 Peachtree Center Ave
Atlanta GA, 30303.

Free evening event parking at United Way parking garage at Courtland & Edgewood Ave. Generous support provided by GSU SAF (Student Activity Fee Fund) and the College of Arts & Sciences VAS (Visiting Artists and Scholars Fund).

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