Arts on Fire Festival in Scranton, PA

Spectators watching the Keystone Iron Works Iron pour with International Sculpture Center’s Jeannette Darr. Photo credit: Alex Seeley

On June 3rd, 2017, Keystone Iron Works participated in the Arts on Fire Festival along with Keystone College’s mobile glass studio, local artists, and the community. During the festival, Keystone Iron Works provided community members with the opportunity to create iron tile molds. These types of molds can be carved into and molten metal can be poured directly in. Several artists from the surrounding area also created larger molds to be cast in iron. As well as assisting with the iron pour. 275 iron tile molds were created along with 12 larger molds. Continue reading

International Sculpture Day at Keystone College!

Left to Right: R.J. Pipeling, Camilo Herrera, Nick Nace

For International Sculpture Day we had multiple events at Keystone College. First, my 3D Design class presented their projects for critique. The assignment was to create a sculptural piece that was meant to fit on the body to create a specific focal point. The assignment is called The Body Extension. In order to prepare for this assignment my class studied artists like Rebecca Horn, Nick Cave, and Ann Hamilton. The class also studied the Manus X Machina: Fashion in the age of Technology exhibition that took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last summer.
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Residency Wrap Up: Katie Hovencamp

Currently I am working on getting everything together for my upcoming two person exhibition at Mana Contemporary with Emily Nelms Perez. Our exhibition is called Her:Here and it will be opening on April 30th on the 5th floor in the International Sculpture Center office. In order to prep for this exhibition I have been compiling and completing several sculptures. Continue reading

Hello from Studio B55!

Since the beginning of this residency I have been preparing for a solo exhibition at Keystone College in LaPlume, PA. After preparing for this exhibition over the last few months I am happy to report that it has been installed at Keystone College!
The exhibition is called, “Sugar, Spice, Not Very Nice,” this body of work has been an autobiographical reflection on personal experiences of growing up and feeling the need to fit into a mold that represented femininity. The work of this exhibition is a series of drawings, sculptures, and photographs reflecting this experience. Continue reading

Sugar, Spice, Not Very Nice

Parochial Collar #1, in Sugar, Spice, Not Very Nice exhibition, 2017. Photo by Anna Margush

“What are little girls made of?” Those familiar with the well-known 19th-century nursery rhyme will answer: “Sugar and spice and all things nice. That’s what little girls are made of!” Artist Katie Hovencamp, on the other hand, provides an alternative response in her solo exhibition, Sugar, Spice, Not Very Nice, which is on view in the Linder Art Gallery at Keystone College, from 2/28 through 4/28. Against a backdrop of hand-painted, 19th-century-style wallpaper, the show features Hovencamp’s Parochial Collar series, accompanying photographs of the artist wearing the collars, and a collection of Victorian-style drawings, all of which subvert traditional ideals of femininity. Continue reading