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Bethlehem, Pa., October 16, 2008—Works by artist Linda Ganus are on display in the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery at Moravian College until November 10. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 18, at 10:30 a.m., during Homecoming Weekend, which will followed by the dedication of the H. Paty Eiffe Endowment Fund at 11 a.m.
Of her work, Ganus says that it is “engaged with uncanny narratives, with emphasis on themes such as warped, distorted space, congested temporality and the compulsion to repeat, otherness and inclusion and the body itself used as an uncanny text” as well as “engaged with subversion and politicization of gender roles and issues of masculinity/femininity, ambition, longing, and our relationship to Nature as well as the nature of our own relationships with each other.” She wants the “viewer to be physically as well as mentally aware of her or his own senses; of the hidden, heimlich spaces of the body and endlessness of the mind as it grows, matures and ages.” She says, “Rather than offering easy answers, I hope to keep asking questions and share the explorations as visual metaphors for many aspects of the human condition.”
An adjunct faculty member at Moravian, Ganus is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and is active as an artist and musician in the New York Metropolitan and Lehigh Valley areas. She has studied drawing and painting at the New York Studio School and the New York Academy of Art and is currently an M.F.A. candidate at Vermont College in Montpelier.
In recent years, she has received two full fellowships for residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. She has received Best-in-Show awards in exhibits held at Lehigh University and Moravian College, among others, and is a member of New Century Artists Gallery in New York and Monsoon Gallery in Bethlehem, Pa. Ganus is an adjunct faculty member at both Lehigh University and Moravian College.
The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery Endowment Fund celebrates the 45th anniversary of H. Paty Eiffe’s arrival at Moravian College. Paty Eiffe, a former director of student activities and of the Haupert Union, was a beloved colleague and mentor to many alumni. When she retired in 1995, funds were raised to establish the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery in Haupert Union in Paty’s honor.
The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery is located in the Haupert Union Building on Moravian’s Main Street Campus. For information, call 610-861-1491.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.