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Professor Sharon Cosgrove Has Exhibition At Misericordia Opening This Weekend

Pauly Friedman Art Gallery Showcases Wilkes Professor’s ‘Sudden Intuition’

The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University will showcase the works of Wilkes University Associate Professor of Art Sharon Cosgrove in the exhibit “Sudden Intuition: Paintings by Sharon Cosgrove.” The exhibition features 50 paintings that depict figurative, still life and nature compositions. “Sudden Intuition” opens with a reception on Saturday, May 2 at 5 p.m. in the gallery and runs through June 30. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Describing the exhibit, Cosgrove says, “The imagery is derived from personal digital archives and objects that I have collected on journeys both near and far. I work to resolve the intersections of transparency with opacity, transience with permanence, abstraction with realism, and the ethereal with physical aspects of nature.”

“In studio practice, as in life, I seek a quality of significance, meaning, beauty and grace.”

Cosgrove has been a member of the Wilkes faculty since 1990. She has also served as a visiting associate professor at Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy; as a visiting assistant professor at the Fulbright School of Art, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; and as an adjunct professor at Keystone College, LaPlume, Pa. She resides in Wilkes-Barre, where she maintains a private art studio.

Cosgrove earned her Master of Fine Arts, Master of Art and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, W.Va., and has done studio coursework at Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, D.C.

Her work has been showcased throughout Pennsylvania and across the northeast, including at the Rosefeld Gallery in Philadelphia, Pa.; the Casella Gallery at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass.; and the James Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Cosgrove’s exhibit will run simultaneously with a ceramics exhibit by Roz Weinberger, “Roz Weinberger Ceramics: For the Love of Horses,” in the adjacent MacDonald Gallery. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is closed for all university holidays. To contact the gallery to confirm hours, please call 570-674-6250.