Gallery Talk, March 4th, 3pm
Opening Reception, March 4th 4-6pm
The Gatewood Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming solo show of prints and drawings by Emily Orzech. Titled “Urban Village,” the works comprising this exhibition bring together two series of prints and drawings about very different types of urban space. Translated Cities explores daily interactions at the intersections of traditional courtyard houses, migrant villages, and the modern city in Beijing. The show also includes selected work fromDwelling is Going, which investigates the fragmentation of Detroit’s landscape through a series of large mixed-media prints.
Emily Orzech explores the ways in which people inhabit changing urban spaces through printmaking and drawing. Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, she studied at Smith College and the University of Michigan. She then spent more than a year at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing on a Fulbright grant to study lithography. Her current art practice is based at Crane Arts and Second State Press in Philadelphia. She is Assistant Professor of printmaking at Muhlenberg College.