Hope Horn Gallery Exhibit Displays Works from Local Artist, Art Professor

Sep 5, 2014

The University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery in Hyland Hall will exhibit works from the 45-year career of local artist and art professor Herbert Simon.

The exhibit, “Object and Image: Sculptures and Prints by Herbert Simon 1960-2014,” will be on display in the Hope Horn Gallery from Monday, Sept. 8, until Friday, Oct. 10. The exhibit will also feature a presentation by Simon in Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall, at 5 p.m. Sept. 12, followed by a reception at the gallery from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Throughout his career, Simon has produced both abstract and representational sculptures and prints using a variety of mediums and techniques,” said Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., director of the Hope Horn Gallery. “Object and Image is an overview of his works throughout the years.”

Simon, who resides in Shavertown, has made an impact on art and culture in Northeast Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching sculpture at Wilkes University, where he is a professor emeritus, Simon has completed public sculpture commissions including “Aloft,” displayed at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, and “Two Modules,” displayed at Coal Street Park in Wilkes-Barre. Smaller models of these commissions will be on display at the exhibit.

Miller-Lanning explained that Simon’s is often humorous, as the artist explores themes and variations in unusual ways.  Many pieces include repeated and repositioned forms. Titles often contain puns and words with double-meanings.

“Object and Image: Sculptures and Prints” is the first of several exhibits scheduled for display at The Hope Horn Gallery during the 2014-15 academic year.

The Hope Horn Gallery in Hyland Hall (corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street) will be open to the public from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. All exhibits at the gallery are free of charge.

For additional information, call 570-941-4214.


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