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The Lycoming College Art Department is hosting "Triangulate," an installation art exhibit by recent graduate Janelle Whisenant in the lower level of the Fine Arts Building through Jan. 20.
Whisenant's piece is a compilation of work made possible through the funding the College's Alfred Kohler Studio Artist Award. The award is in memory of Kohler, a non-traditional student who spent 10 years in the College's art department pursuing his second love, studio art. He took every course the program offered, many of them more than once.
"'Triangulate' is a two- and three-dimensional installation that references the origination of form within the subatomic realm, the archeological discovery of new form, and the scientific analysis of form, questioning the artist's place within each process," said Whisenant. "The three-dimensional forms were created out of a process involving uncertainty – in much the same way that all matter has sub-atomically originated. I've utilized a stream-of-conscious method of construction involving a combination of wires, plasters and pigments to create a completely invented, complex form. I then buried some of the forms inside temporary receptacles, so that I may unearth them using a process relating to archeological discovery. Upon removal, I was able to identify and classify the new forms according to my own method of analysis and organization within the given space."
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.