Artist Reception: Fracturing Gender


The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center welcome our community to attend the artist reception for Fracturing Gender: Beauty & The Body Politic by Katie Hovencamp. The exhibit, curated by Deborah Rabinsky, is on display from February 19th through March 29th, 2019 with an artist reception on February 21st from 6-8pm.

Fracturing Gender is an exhibit that fractures cultural constructs such as gender, beauty, and the body politic to expose, examine, and critique their social and historical assumptions. Through feminist and body-positive lenses, Hovencamp's work challenges viewers to rethink conventional standards of beauty and hegemonic gender roles. Through performance, drawings, and sculpture, this exhibit fractures the status quo to irreparable fragments.

About the Artist: Katie Hovencamp began her professional studies at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA and received her BFA from Arizona State University in 2009 and her MFA from the Pennsylvania State University in 2014. Hovencamp has exhibited her work in numerous exhibitions within the United States, The United Kingdom, and Latvia. Her work has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, Chicago Reader, and several online and print publications. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Student Achievement Award for Contemporary Sculpture in 2014 and the University Graduate Fellowship at the Pennsylvania State University in 2012. Hovencamp has participated in residency programs at Vermont Studio Center, Serde Interdisciplinary artist group in Latvia, and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. In 2016, she was awarded an artist residency with International Sculpture Center at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ. She has taught at various institutions such as the Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, Totts Gap Art Institute, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Area Community College, and most recently Keystone College. She is a resident artist at The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA.

post card photo credit: Anna Margush

This is a sober social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. No alcohol will be served.

Sponsored by:


Susie Sewell Design


Meg Keller Photography


February 21, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8pm
The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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Will you come?