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Freedman Gallery
13th & Bern Streets
Reading, PA  19612

Main Office:  (610) 921-7715
Box Office:  (610) 921-7547
Gallery:  (610) 921-7541


Freedman Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, holidays, breaks (see College calendar) and summer.

Admission to the Freedman Gallery is always FREE!

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Eric Doeringer

Julian Opie
8x10, acrylic and giclee on canvas

Mine Mine
Eric Doeringer and Nancy Drew

March 28 - May 3, 2008
Opening Reception
Friday, March 28, 6 - 8 p.m.
Artists’ Talk at 6:30 p.m.

Contemporary artists Eric Doeringer and Nancy Drew address issues of copyright and ownership, transformation and authenticity in the upcoming exhibition MineMine at the Freedman Gallery. Where are the legal, moral and ethical lines drawn in the 21st Century when the Internet and the media place images seemingly in the public domain everywhere we look? What is “yours” and what is “mine” in an age when images, text, and ideas become commodities to be purchased, hoarded, and manipulated by a select few?

Doeringer calls the collaged paintings in his Bootlegs series “home made copies.” In another signifying twist, Doeringer is making paintings of murals of Saddam Hussein destroyed in the war in Iraq. Rather than glorifying Hussein, he means to create cultural understanding and head off future global conflicts. The oversized glitter and flocking canvasses in Drew’s Artist Series are “portraits” or “reproductions” of her favorite Abstract Expressionist paintings. She constructs makeovers on masterpieces from the 20th century with sparkly feminine materials. Each artist attempts a new translation of the definition of appropriation, narrowing the gap between imitation and transformation.

opening reception, Friday, March 28, 2008

Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew
How My Mother's Banana Cake Batter Unfolds In My Life
, 2003
60 x 50, glitter and flock on canvas

Nancy Drew
Gorky's Shadow, 2005
66 x 68