Clowns the Subject of Art Show at Cedar Crest College
Allentown, Pa. (Oct. 15, 2012)—The Cedar Crest College art department presents ceramic artist Charlie McGrady’s exhibition, Can of Corn Show, from Oct. 29 through Jan. 4 in the Center for Visual Arts on campus, with an artist talk and reception on Oct. 29, from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free to the public.
The show is a collection of McGrady’s study of clowns, with characters that involve multiple sculpts, including cars, animals, gadgets, etc. Each clown is a unique character, with a very specific “job” as part of the collection and an individual background story.
Of the exhibition, Cedar Crest College’s Gallery Coordinator Brian Wiggins said: “Charlie uses the comic or cartoon mode to make sly social commentary about how we live the way a comedian might. He’s taken the role of clown himself in order to make these comments, sometimes sweet and sometimes sharp but always a clown. In the representation and attention to detail you'll find more to make this connection: The clown is an exaggeration of normalcy and so are the costumes, the colors, textures, shadows, and the stubble—which is all in front of the viewer for inspection.”
Gallery hours for the Can of Corn Show are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Art work can also be viewed by appointment. For information call 610-606-4666, ext. 3469.