Lewis Colburn

From the exhibit "Lewis Colburn: The Best of All Possible Worlds" in the Penn State Abington Art Gallery.

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In the Abington Gallery: Lewis Colburn

ABINGTON, Pa. — The Penn State Abington Art Gallery is featuring the exhibition "Lewis Colburn: The Best of All Possible Worlds" through Feb. 22.

Works by Colburn, a Philadelphia-based artist and assistant professor of sculpture at Drexel University, have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Colburn used a multitude of processes, including contemporary fabrication methods such as CNC milling as well as traditional plaster casting methods, for the works in this exhibition. "The Best of All Possible Worlds" questions cultural notions of measurement by referencing historic objects and classical and modern works of art. It should be of special interest to a multitude of disciplines from history to sociology to engineering and beyond. 

H. John Thompson, assistant teaching professor of art and the gallery's director, called the exhibition "gorgeous." Thompson said several events are scheduled to highlight the exhibition and the artist:

  • An exhibition reception is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 in the gallery in the Woodland Building.
  • A reception and artist talk are scheduled for Feb. 13. Reception: 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., in the Art Gallery and Woodland Building Lobby. Artist Talk: 1:35 to 2:50 p.m., in Lubert Commons, the Lares Building.

Appointments to see the exhibit outside of regular gallery hours may be arranged by emailing Thompson.

About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible, and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st century public higher education within a world-class research university. With nearly 4,000 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 19 majors, undergraduate research, the Schreyer honors program, NCAA Division III athletics, and more.

Contacts: 

Regina Broscius