BU To Present Artist Blake Conroy

BU To Present Artist Blake Conroy

For Immediate Release: March 13, 2017

BLOOMSBURG—Artist Blake Conroy, will open his solo show at Bloomsburg University’s Haas Gallery of Art on Tuesday, March 28.  The show will run from through May 3, 2017. There will be a reception from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the day of the show opening with a Gallery Talk at 1:15 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Conroy writes that he makes images of nature by cutting holes in the surface of either paper or metal. His subject matter is the minutiae of his environment. His practice is to draw with the intent of cutting material and still make a recognizable image. The image has to hold together on the page as well as hold the paper/metal together. He will draw, then redraw an image, sometimes as many as three or four times. He will layer those images one on top of the other to add dimension to the drawing. His intent is to have his viewers see their surroundings in a new way.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.