Arthaus Projects, Williamsport’s premiere non-profit contemporary arts organization and gallery space announces their final exhibition of 2018, Keystone. Keystone is a group exhibition exploring the art of the portrait through two Pennsylvania artists, local artist Dan Berberich and Richard Babusci from Lancaster.

The opening reception for Keystone will be held on Friday, November 16th from 6-9pm. The exhibition runs from November 16 to December 22, 2018 at Arthaus Projects in downtown Williamsport.

About the Artists

Dan Berberich was born in Germany and moved to the U.S. at age 15. He studied fine art at Kutztown University and received his BFA in 2009. His concentration was in drawing and he didn’t become a painter until 2012. He’s currently living and working as a painter in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Dan’s work is an exploration of human emotion, the complexity of interpersonal relationships, and the human need for connection. It talks about feelings of loneliness, loss, and the struggle of maintaining one’s identity while navigating a sea of expectations from others. His observations of people and the human experience are distilled into images that highlight a visceral intimacy to create an emotional connection with the viewer.

Richard Babusci is a visual artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Over the past decade, he has exhibited in Arizona, as well as various galleries in the Mid-Atlantic United States. He holds a BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  His travels to destinations in Asia, Europe, and Central America have influenced his artistic style, as have his interests in philosophy, music, classic literature and nature. He currently resides in the central Pennsylvania.

Richard paints people disassembling into nothing as a way of depicting identity as something fluid, or impermanent.  He wants to question where the boundaries lie between outside perceptions, and one’s personal sense of self. How do they work to inform and refine each other, and can they exist apart?  What does that say about howexactly our identities are defined, and who defines them?  The subjects are presented outside of any context to ask, most importantly: what’s at the center?  Is there anything left underneath the constantly shifting feedback that we clothe ourselves in? When separated from the surroundings and experiences that shape and form us, does something remain that is wholly us…or are there only echoes?

About Arthaus Projects:
2018 marks the inaugural year of Arthaus Projects, a new, non-profit artspace developed by the founder of Converge Gallery. Inspired by the Staatliches Bauhaus (commonly known as Bauhaus), a German art school that famously combined crafts and fine arts teaching with an emphasis on design, Arthaus Projects makes contemporary fine art accessible to the local community, and provides community education through exhibitions, colloquia and collaborative projects. Arthaus Projects takes a project-based approach to our exhibitions, combining interactive exhibits such as artist talks and live demonstrations with traditional gallery installations.
So why Arthaus Projects? Because a gallery doesn’t define what we do for the Williamsport arts scene. As a community resource, Arthaus Projects provides greater career opportunities in the arts for students, emerging artists and established artists that promote innovative, contemporary ideas.
Arthaus Projects is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization continuing the legacy of Converge Gallery as the next stage in the evolution of the Lycoming County arts scene.
The gallery is located at 140 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA and gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Friday 9:00am-6:00pm, and Saturday from 11:00am-5:00pm.
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