Great Valley to host 'Avant-Garde' art exhibit

Abstract painting of a woman

"Niña de Mis Ojos" by Selene Nuñez-Cruz is one of many works that will be displayed at the Henry Gallery's upcoming exhibit.

Credit: Selene Nuñez-Cruz

MALVERN, Pa. — Penn State Great Valley has announced its spring exhibit at The Henry Gallery. “Avant-Garde: Select works by The Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia” will open to the public on Monday, Jan. 10, and run until Wednesday, March 16.

Avant-Garde in times of COVID is a virtual and on-site installment that exemplifies artwork created against convention and that expresses the artists' views of the world two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the artists were inspired by the feelings of loss and isolation experienced during the pandemic. Using unconventional materials and new techniques, the exhibition hosts photographs, prints, paintings, sculptures and mixed media works. The exhibition represents the desire to move forward with creativity and thinking outside the box with an honest perspective of this world.

The Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia (WCA Philadelphia) is a regional chapter of the national Women's Caucus for Art organization, which was established in association with the College Art Association in 1972 to promote and support women in the arts. WCA Philadelphia provides opportunities for growth to local artists and the ability to be a part of a greater community.