The Lycoming College Art Gallery will host Tulu Bayar’s “Invisible” exhibit from Friday, Jan. 23 – Feb. 20 at 25 W. Fourth Street, Williamsport. This exhibit is free and open to the public.
“Invisible” is a four-minute high definition video artwork that aims to start a conversation on the notions of exoticism, orientalism, otherness, hybridism and the western perceptions of a homogenous Islamic cultural identity. In this video, Bayar employ elements of Ebru, the Turkish marbling technique developed in 15th century Persia, while introducing her own form of visual exploration. Her intention is to create a dialog between the traditional and the experimental by combining elements of the past with a contemporary examination.
Bayar has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in domestic and international venues, including Pratt Manhattan Gallery, the de Saisset Museum in California, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, 825 Gallery in Los Angeles, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art in Istanbul, Belfast Exposed Photography in the U.K., Camac Centre D’art in France, Pittsburgh Filmmakers Media Arts Center; and The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado. She is an associate professor of art at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Ankara and an Master of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati.
The Lycoming College Art Gallery, which opened to the public in October, plans to feature regional and national exhibitions in addition to the annual Art Faculty Show and Senior Show. The next exhibit will be Aya Takashima: In Passing. A reception and gallery talk is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26 from 4:30 – 8 p.m. This event is also free and open to the public.
For more information on the gallery and the upcoming exhibitions, please visit the Lycoming College Art Gallery Web page.