The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University announces the cancelation of the exhibit Drawn to Abstraction: Prints from the 1960s and 70s. The exhibit features the emerging abstract movement of the time period, including abstract expressionism, minimalism, op art, and pop art. Featured artists include Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Frank Stella, and others. The opening of the exhibit, originally slated to open March 31, had been postponed until April 14. It is canceled due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition is organized by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Watch for announcements of the reopening of the gallery and upcoming exhibitions by visiting www.wilkes.edu/sordoniartgallery.
The $3 million, 7,000-square-foot Sordoni Art Gallery is a culmination of a gallery revitalization plan to enrich the arts for students, faculty and staff while contributing to cultural life in the local community. More than double the size of the former gallery, the new space opened in 2017 and is outfitted for high-end national art exhibitions and includes versatile opportunities for teaching and learning. The gallery shares space with the Karambelas Media and Communication Center at 141 S. Main St. in Wilkes Barre.