UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — "Cosmologies," an exhibition of large-scale drawings facing a retrospective wall installation, will be on display through March 3, in Art Alley, HUB-Robeson Galleries.
Inspired by systems, steamfitter’s drawings, flight routes, and electrical networks, Dannielle Tegeder’s work maps points of connectivity both visible and invisible while imagining building futuristic environments. The installation’s cut-outs, symbols, and drawings are brought to life through a stop-motion video.
Her installation, made on site in the HUB-Robeson Center, charts the marks and symbols developed over the course of her painting practice. In January, the chart of marks will envelope the walls of the Woskob Family Gallery inside the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center. With these projects, Tegeder expands on her ever-evolving exploration of the systems around us and the transformative power of rethinking. Tegeder’s work was selected through a nationally advertised open call through the Campus Arts Initiative.
For the past 20 years, her work has explored abstraction. While the core of her work is painting and drawing, she has recently created large-scale installations, sculptural objects, video, sound, and animation. Tegeder’s works have been presented in over 100 exhibitions, both nationally and internationally at institutions including PS1/MOMA, The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Several of her drawings have recently been purchased as part of the Contemporary Drawing Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and her works are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and The Weatherspoon Museum of Art in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Born in Peekskill, New York, Tegeder currently lives in Brooklyn and maintain a studio in Manhattan. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the State University of New York at Purchase, and a master of fine arts in painting and drawing from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Art Alley is an open space where students are encouraged to spend time or study with friends while being surrounded by art and is viewable daily during HUB-Robeson Center hours.
The HUB-Robeson Galleries, a unit of Penn State Student Affairs, are free and open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The galleries welcome classroom visits and offer student-led tours. For more information on exhibitions or tours, call 814-865-2563 or visit the website.