The Kreeger Museum is pleased to present TRACE(s), an exhibition featuring regional artists Billy Friebele, Roxanna Alger Geffen, Rania Hassan, Sebastian Martorana, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Antonio McAfee, Brandon Morse, and Johab Silva. Guest curated by Sarah Tanguy, the show explores how the past evokes shifting memories while suggesting new and present narratives. Rich in representation and abstraction, TRACE(s) encompasses painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, sound, and video, and includes several site-responsive installations. As the artists dialogue with their source materials, they mine the many meanings of “trace” as noun and verb, and engage the themes of displacement, connectivity and transformation. Variously inspired by personal and cultural history, the natural and built environments, and the human condition, they offer an impassioned take on the issues of the day and suggest possible futures to come.

Subject Matters: Sebastian Martorana in Sculpture

Icon: Sam the Eagle, marble, 19 x 12 x 12 in.

Icon: Sam the Eagle, marble, 19 x 12 x 12 in.

Contemporary artist Sebastian Martorana incisively carves stone sculptures which traverse a range of subjects. Working primarily in marble, Martorana charges the oldest of artistic disciplines with the concerns of a contemporary generation. He has embraced a direct approach to sculpture.  Martorana often works from observation, sculpting from life using tools fabricated to achieve the required effect over the surface of stone. Where elements of his work appear forthright and effortless, they are in fact the result of a skillful approach to artistic traditions, reveling in passages of texture, pattern, volume and form that are by turns humorous, familiar and politically-charged.

Subject Matters is organized by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.  This concise survey of the past ten-years presents twenty-one sculptures drawn from both his studio and private collections. This will be the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in New England.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort and Barbara and Richard O’Leary.


Craft Forms 2018

Craft Forms 2018, the International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts, will be on display at Wayne Art Center from December 8, 2018, through January 26, 2019.

Craft Forms 2018 and CAST: Art & Objects Preview Party

Craft Forms 2018 and CAST: Art & Objects Preview Party
Ticketed Fundraiser and Artists’ Reception

December 7, 2018
6:00 – 10:00 pm

Wayne Art Center, Davenport Gallery
413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne, PA 19087
610-688-3553 · 610-995-0478 fax