Wilkes University

Sordoni Art Gallery

Sordoni Art Gallery

Welcome to the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University

The Sordoni Art Gallery is an innovative educational exhibition space. The gallery offers students and the local community a creative learning experience by providing rich programming, workshops, lectures, and year-round exhibitions featuring diverse, internationally recognized artists.

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and University Holidays. All Sordoni exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.


Upcoming Exhibition:

Solid Gone

Curated by Ben Woodeson

Exhibition Dates: June 1 - July 1, 2018

Opening Symposium: June 2, 2018 starting at 10 AM     

  • Approaches to Metal & Glass (in)Compatibility with Jane Cook, Chief Scientist from Corning Museum of Glass
  • Curator's Talk with Ben Woodeson   
  • Reception to follow
"Life and energy; objects, concepts, narratives, things on the cusp of being or not-being... A vase placed too close to an edge, a delicate eco-system, an idea whose time has almost come. Things that burst with a literal or metaphorical energy, light of touch, or maybe things just waiting to die transience... Clinging on by your fingernails." -Ben Woodeson

Cube made from Cast Iron and Resin Bonded Sand

"Solid Gone" concentrates on the moment of exhibition, rather than posterity or potential longevity and collectability. Ben comments that he's allergic to inert and boring lumps of metal. Indeed, challenging, fragile and temporary works are widespread within the non-cast iron art world, this exhibition and catalog contemplates: "Are there high quality impermanent, fragile and precarious object-based artworks being made within the iron casting community that are simply not being seen?" Find out starting June 1, 2018.

Curated by Ben Woodeson a British artist known for challenging and sometimes dangerous works, Solid Gone brings together a diverse group of fragile, ephemeral or precarious works that use cast iron in conjunction with the 8th annual International Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art May 28 - June 2, 2018. The conference, with a theme of "Post Industrial Iron," will take place in the historical "Electric City," Scranton, Pennsylvania. This five-day event will honor and celebrate the works of professionals, scholars, and students from around the world.
For more information about ICCCIA, please see their website: www.icccia.com

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