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The Linder Gallery at Keystone College will host the exhibit “Pageant” by Wendy Kveck and Daniel Samaniego from February 19 through March 30, 2018. Ms. Kveck and Mr. Samaniego will speak about their work on Thursday, February 22 from 4–5 p.m. in Evans Hall, followed by a reception from 5–7 p.m. in the Linder Gallery. The public is invited to attend these free events.

About the Exhibit

Ms. Kveck and Mr. Samaniego shatter the notions of beauty by breaking down society’s perceptions of masculinity and femininity. Taking nods from artists like Cindy Sherman and Francis Bacon, Kveck and Samaniego utilize confrontational portraiture to critique constructions of how society views gender and identity. They deviate from the idealized figure by creating fractured figures through collage, drawing, and painting.

“Perception, how we view others, and how we are viewed, all feed into one’s character. In the work of Wendy Kveck and Daniel Samaniego, both artists create agglomerations of various figures that personify aspects of the gaze and perception,” said Katie Hovencamp Linder Gallery Director. “These works evoke a powerful emotional response that confront the viewer by making them consider how we view others.”

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Tiara by Wendy Kveck

Masqueformasque by Daniel Samaniego


The Linder Gallery exhibitions are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Northern Tier Partners for the Arts, and the Wyoming County Room Tax Fund and the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau.