In the Abington gallery: 'Ag Breathnu Orthu Bas (Watching Them Die)'

"Ag Breathnu Orthu Bas (Watching Them Die)," a solo exhibition by Nichola Kinch, opens Oct. 24 in the Penn State Abington Art Gallery.

Gorta Mor (the Great Hunger) refers to the mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. Nichola Kinch's installation integrates text, gesture, images and organic matter with social, political and agricultural research to explore rhetoric and resilience as opposing forces that unify Gorta Mor with contemporary instances of oppression.

The artist will discuss her work on Thursday, Nov. 3, at noon followed by a reception. The exhibit runs through Dec. 16. Current gallery hours:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Noon to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1 pm. to 4:30 p.m.

Kinch is an assistant professor in visual studies and foundations at the Temple University Tyler School of Art. She exhibits her work in spaces such as the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, SPACES in Cleveland, The Print Center in Philadelphia, The Median Art Center in Beijing, and The Center of Modern Art in Shanghai.


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