The Pajama Factory is pleased to present two new exhibitions as part of its Factory Expansion program. The Factory Expansion program focuses on site specific works that engage the visitor/viewer beyond the gallery. These temporary installations place art that interact with the common spaces throughout the building. For September’s First Friday Events, the Pajama Factory will open two new installations by Chad Andrews and Ron Lambert.
Bearing the Weight of Delicacy
By Chad Andrews
2nd-Floor Building 10
September 6th – December 6th
Chad Andrews’ silicone polymer drawing installations are placed in the 2nd-floor corridors of building 10. The works will be open during the Williamsport’s First Friday in September. The Weight of Delicacy is the continuation of silicone installations from his Heavy Construction / Delicate Destruction series. The imagery of earthmoving equipment is enhanced by the construction material (silicone) in which they are made from. The visually heavy imagery appears to float delicately off the wall. This visual conflict is compounded by the knowledge that these highly labor-intensive installations are simply thrown away at the end of the show.
Chad Andrews is an Assistant Professor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where he teaches Printmaking and Foundations. He received his BFA from Kutztown University and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. Chad owns and operates a printmaking studio (Studio Paper+) at the Pajama Factory and has a private painting studio in Montoursville PA. His work has been shown nationally and internationally and is in many public and private collections. His recent installations have been at the Mattatuck Museum, CT and GoggleWorks, Cohen Gallery, Reading PA.
By Ron Lambert
2nd-Floor Lobby Building 7
September 6th – December 6th
Ron Lambert’s large-scale sculpture titled Internal Pressure in the 2nd-floor lobby space, opening during the Williamsport’s First Friday in September. Internal Pressure was originally constructed for the Sculpture Center in Cleveland OH in 2016. Internal Pressure is the physical manifestation of his attempt to create an environment of beauty and perfection with the preexisting realization that reaching total perfection is futile. Carefully hand-constructed Internal Pressure appears deconstructed, to bring attention to the impermanence and fleeting nature of many of the experiences and realities of contemporary life.
Ron Lambert is an Assistant Professor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania working mainly in sculpture and video. He received his MFA from Alfred University and his BFA from the University of Connecticut. Lambert’s work has shown in several national museums and contemporary art centers, and his video works have been screened internationally including in Hungary, Serbia, Romania, and in Beijing, China.