August 21, 2014

William Pergl, Why Is Nowhere Like That

Freedman Gallery at Albright College
William Pergl, Dialectical Interference, 2014. Wood and paint, 29 x 86 x 12 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

Albright College’s Freedman Gallery will present William Pergl, Why Is Nowhere Like That, a solo exhibition of work by Milwaukee-based artist William Pergl. The exhibition will be on view in the Main Gallery from August 21 to October 9.

Pergl translates and elevates urban structures and objects—cell phone towers, fire hydrants, construction signs—into lyrical and rhythmic forms that investigate the disconnection between the digital and physical realms.

An opening reception will take place on August 28 from 5 to 7pm with a lecture by the artist presented on October 9 from 4 to 5pm in Klein Lecture Hall. A full-color, comprehensive catalogue will accompany the exhibition.


About the artist
William Pergl is a multidisciplinary artist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pergl received an MFA from Cornell University and a BFA from Southern Illinois University. Pergl’s sculpture, video and drawing have been shown in over 20 solo exhibitions and 30 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Venues include the Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee; Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee; a site-specific installation at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; Tate Modern, London; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. His work has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, Dialogue and Artnet Magazine.

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The Freedman Gallery is located in the Center for the Arts at Albright College on 13th and Bern Streets in Reading, Pennsylvania. Exhibitions and programs in the visual arts at Albright College and The Freedman Gallery are generously supported by The Silverweed Foundation in honor of Doris C. Freedman, the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and its partner, the Berks Arts Council, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a selective, national liberal arts college enrolling 1,700 full-time undergraduates and more than 800 adult learners and graduate students. The College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum, strengthened by a close-knit residential learning environment, encourages students to combine majors and disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive community of scholars and learners helps students exceed their own expectations and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning.

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