By Marissa Carney
Media Relations Coordinator
Penn State Altoona will showcase the work of Emerging Artist in Residence Kevin Brophy, in collaboration with Rosa Nussbaum.
Housewives of the Queer Hearth: The Utopic Domestic of a Feminized City will be on display in the McLanahan and Sheetz galleries of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts
March 5 – April 5. There will be a reception on Thursday, March 5 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public
Brophy and Nussbaum met in 2019 as NEA Southern Constellation Fellows at Elsewhere Museum. Brophy holds a B.A. in studio art and creative writing from University of South Florida and an M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University as a Regina and Marlin Miller Fellow. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has participated in residencies across the United States and in Europe. Nussbaum holds a B.F.A. in print and time-based media from Wimbledon College of Arts, London, United Kingdom, and an M.F.A. in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin. Nussbaum has participated in residencies and exhibited internationally.
Housewives of the Queer Hearth: The Utopic Domestic of a Feminized City is an installation that will transform the gallery space into an exaggerated and technologized boudoir. This installation uses comedic scenes to examine the female body through tropes of interior and exterior. With this project, the artists explore a space that has “yet-to-be” through the lens of a utopic city of feminine and queer architecture and urban planning.
This project was supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.
The Galleries are open Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and before and during all performances. For further information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452 or visit the Penn State Altoona website at altoona.psu.edu.