Jeff Repko: In Proximity
The Gallery at Penn College
Oct. 24, 2023 - Dec. 11, 2019
Jeff Repko creates assemblages that explore potential and possibilities through interactions of color and forms. Born in Pittsburgh, PA after deindustrialization, his work explores notions of industry and the stories he heard growing up. Never truly having experienced the industrial era in the Pittsburgh, he feels both a distance and closeness to it. His work is a personal attempt to experience and create the physical objects, optimism, and a sense of community. His practice evokes a sense of serious play as the sculptures and paintings use color to reinvigorate and turn these analog tools and machinery into playful toy-like assemblages. Artist and educator Jeff Repko earned his MFA in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and BFA from Penn State. His work has been shown nationally in both gallery and public art environments.
Artist in Residence / Material Matters: Past, Present, Future
This exhibition is the first in a series that focuses on Pennsylvania’s industrial and manufacturing history through art and art materials. Visit gallery.pct.edu for programming details.