Wilkes University


Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University Presents “The Bones of Us Hunger for Nothing” Exhibition

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University presents "The Bones of Us Hunger for Nothing" an exhibition featuring the works of Angela Fraleigh from Jan. 16 to March 2.

In this exhibition, Fraleigh reimagines the role of women as they have been depicted in art history, literature and media. She reaches through the depths of centuries-old and often patriarchal tradition to breathe new agency into her female subjects. The grade-scale works feature luxurious depth that make them appear sometimes Edenic, sometimes mystical, but always breathtaking.

Fraleigh earned her M.F.A. from Yale University and her B.F.A. from Boston University. She is the chair of studio art at Moravian College. She currently lives and works in New York, NY and Allentown, Pa.

The public is invited to attend a lecture with the artist at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in room 135 of 141 South Main Street. A reception will follow in the lobby of the art gallery.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the gallery is hosting "Art in Context" lunchtime lectures. Lectures begin at noon in the art gallery. They are free and open to the public.

Scheduled events include:

  • Feb. 6, "Sparking Change? A Discussion of Effectiveness and Consequences of the #MeToo Campaign" by Ellen Newell, Ph.D., Wilkes University
  • Feb. 15, "My Beautiful Fur: Women, Beasts and The Fairy Tale" by Laurie Sterling, Ph.D., King's College
  • Feb. 27, "(Re)Reading Violence: Intimate Aggressions in Literature" by Mischelle Anthony, Ph.D. and Chad Stanley, Ph.D., Wilkes University

For more information, visit the Sordoni Art Gallery website.

The $3 million, 7,000-square-foot Sordoni Art Gallery is a culmination of a gallery revitalization plan to enrich the arts for students, faculty and staff while contributing to cultural life in the local community. More than double the size of the former gallery, the new space opened in 2017 and is outfitted for high-end national art exhibits and includes versatile opportunities for teaching and learning. The gallery shares space with the Karambelas Media and Communication Center at 141 South Main Street. The final exhibition of the academic year will include selections from the Sordoni Collection of American Illustration and Comic Arts, featuring the works of NC Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, Chris Payne and Alberto Vargas.