Hicks Art Center Gallery presents MATTER through Dec. 10

Installation art by Michael Grothusen and Buy Shaver explores the gaps between perception and belief

The Times

Bucks County Community College’s Hicks Art Center Gallery invites the public to its latest exhibition, MATTER: Works by Michael Grothusen & Buy Shaver, through Dec. 10.

The show, guest curated by Richard Torchia, consists of a site-specific sculpture by Grothusen and a text mural by Shaver that explores the gaps between perception and belief.

Grothusen is a mixed-media sculptor who makes objects, temporary site installations and permanent public commissions. He has created site-specific works for numerous venues, including the Philadelphia International Airport, Michener Art Museum, Abington Art Center, Crane Arts, Eastern State Penitentiary, Drexel University, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Gallery Joe and the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Grothusen earned a BFA from the University of Kansas and an MFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. He is an associate professor and coordinator of the sculpture program at the University of the Arts.

Shaver, also based in Philadelphia, has a varied artistic background that includes Eastern and Western painting, graphic arts, exhibition design, and conceptually-based installation art. He is the author of Moving the Eye Through 2-D Design — A Visual Primer and professor of foundation classes at Tyler School of Art.

This exhibit is free and open to the public. The Hicks Art Center Gallery is located at Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, where there is ample free parking. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Nov. 21–25. For more information, visit bucks.edu/gallery or call 215–968–8425.