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Bau Movement continues through March 20

3/16/2010 —

Bau MovementThere’s still an opportunity to visit the Bau Movement exhibit at Studio Gallery 234 in York featuring the works of Fred Haag, associate professor of visual arts at Penn State York, and three former Penn State York students. The exhibit is open through March 20 and is free an open to the public.

“The Bau Movement is a tongue-in-cheek play on the term Bau haus,” said Haag. “The term Bau can be read as business as usual and can also be read as work or building. We are working with images and text to bridge poetry, propaganda, graffiti, some pop elements, or whatever else strikes is as urgent or cool.”

In additional to pieces by Haag, the work of Daniel Kent, Jon Owen, and Chelsea E. Park are also featured in the exhibit. Ryan Nardontonia is also a member of the group but is not part of this show.

According to Haag, the works in the Bau Movement are supposed to be seen and occasionally read. The artists incorporate a variety of media with an emphasis on strong shapes, colors and line, and text. For more information on this group of artists and their work, visit www.baumovement.blogspot.com.

Studio Gallery 234 is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. To read more about Studion Gallery 234 and the Bau Movement exhibit read the Harrisburg Magazine story by Scott Campbell at http://www.harrisburgmagazine.com/galleryspace.php.

Since 1987, Haag has taught a variety of classes at Penn State York, including art appreciation, drawing, design and painting. He was raised in Pennsylvania and attended the University of the Arts (the Philadelphia College of Art) in Philadelphia, where he graduated with honors in 1984 with a bachelor of fine art in painting and drawing. He went on to earn a master of fine art in painting and drawing from Penn State.

In addition to numerous awards for his artwork, Haag was the 2003 recipient of the James H. Burness Award for Excellence in Teaching at Penn State York and in 2002 was named the recipient of the Penn State York Advising Award for his outstanding work with students. Haag also serves as the adviser to the Penn State York Visual Arts Club.

Exhibits of his work include the Art of the State in Harrisburg, the National Midyear show at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Washington and Jefferson College National Painting Show, the annual Maine-Maritime Flatworks Exhibition in Presque Isle, the River Walk Arts Festival in York, Chowan College in Murfreesboro, N.C., First Street Gallery in New York City, and the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh.

Future exhibitions include a four-person show at the Art Association of Harrisburg in February 2011, and a one-man show at the DOSHI Gallery/Susquehanna Art Museum in the fall of 2011. The fall 2011 exhibition will feature Haag’s figure paintings.

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