Tony Orrico: Penwald Drawings/CARBON

Tony Orrico
  • Feb 28, 2014 8:00 AM – 4:30 pm
  • Mar 19, 2014 8:00 AM – 4:30 pm
  • Finlandia University Gallery

Tony Orrico will present work from his Penwald Drawings and CARBON Series.

February 27 to March 19

Penwald Drawings are a series of bilateral drawings in which Orrico explores the use of his body as a tool of measurement to inscribe geometries through movement. In the CARBON series, body, graphite, plane, time and space combine to become powerful reflections on life cycles, energetic flows and complementary opposites. His repetitious movements, often leading to exhaustion, become deep metaphors about life and death simultaneously.

Free and Open to the Public

Artist Talk: 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Finlandia's Jutila Center, 3rd Floor Chapel

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Artist Lecture beginning at 7:15 p.m.
Finlandia University Gallery, Finnish American Heritage Center

Check the Gallery Hours before visiting.

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Orrico will be collaborating on research and an exhibition with Finlandia University Gallery and the International School of Art & Design, along with Michigan Technological University's Visual and Performing Arts and Computer Science Departments. Students and faculty from both campuses will be involved as Orrico works in The Mind Music Machine (tri-M) Lab, an interdisciplinary research group based in Cognitive and Learning Sciences and Computer Science at Michigan Tech.

Quantifying the Qualitative: Tony Orrico’s Artistic Works Push the Envelope of Art and Science
Michigan Tech News, March 6, 2014

Tony Orrico: Penwald Drawings/CARBON exhibit opens Feb. 27 at Finlandia University Gallery
Keweenaw Now, February 27, 2014

Tony Orrico: Penwald Drawings/CARBON
Finlandia University, Future Gallery Exhibits