— LEWISBURG — The Packwood House Museum will present an exhibition of the recent work of local artist Jody Fallon to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his first solo exhibition which took place at Robert Lack Architecture and Design during the 2003 Lewisburg Stroll through the Arts.
The exhibit will be held in the museum’s Kelly Gallery, 15 N. Water St., Lewisburg.
Over the course of the last decade, Fallon has shown his work extensively throughout Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware. He has participated in numerous group shows alongside nationally and internationally known artists Rick Berry, John Wellington, Sara Conca, Jeffery Martin, Gerald Scheck and Ronald Wing. Additionally, Fallon was one of the first artists to have a solo show in New York City’s controversial Windows Gallery. He is the founder of the Central Pennsylvania Low Brow Art Association, an original founding member of the Frazetta Round Table and owner of Pariah Fine Art in Lancaster’s Gallery Row neighborhood.
As the first artist in 22 years to host a solo exhibition of his work in the Packwood’s Kelly Gallery since David Armstrong, Fallon opened the door for other artists such as Jim Reid, David Seybold, Paula Swett, Diana Lehr and the North Mountain Art League to show in the space. Fallon has exhibited his work annually at the Packwood House Museum since April of 2005. In all, he has presented nine shows at the museum including three invitational group shows which included the works of Jef McGreevy, national chainsaw artist Brian “Ackmonster” Ackley, Mary Ellen Minnier, Cheryl Fallon and Wesley Bulla. He is currently represented by the prestigious Chadds Ford Gallery in Chadds Ford, Pa., and The Amandeline Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, Del.
This year’s show will feature more than 30 pieces of work and will be on display during normal museum hours Friday and Saturday with an artist’s reception on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
Known for his haunting figurative work and expressive landscapes, Fallon is a self taught contemporary artist. He grew up near Lewisburg and after joining the United Sates Marine Corps, he traveled extensively throughout the United States and the Pacific Rim including Hawaii, Japan and Okinawa.
In 2000 while living in Bloomsburg, he was introduced to fine art by two artists who he had come to know and admire — Frank Frazetta and Ron Wing, affording him the vehicle of expression he had sought most of his life. His informal art training consisted of alternating weekends traveling to East Stroudsburg to study in Frazetta’s museum. During that same time he spent his days learning the philosophy of fine art from Wing and painting in the fields at “Coles Mill,” a 200 year old grist mill which is Wing’s home and gallery located in Benton.
Fallon continues his close friendship with Wing, showing his work annually in Wing’s own West Creek Gallery.
For more information on Fallon’s work, visit www.PariahFineArt.com.
For more information on the Packwood House Museum call (570) 524-0323 or visit www.packwoodhousemuseum.com.