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January 28, 2013

Gallery to Host Photographs of Timothy McCoy

WILLIAMSPORT — The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library, will host “Sanctuary,” a collection of photographs by Timothy McCoy, from Feb. 7 to March 7.

“‘Sanctuary’ embodies hope and refuge in response to fear and loss – here seen through the lens of time,” McCoy says of the collection. “Sanctuary can be as obvious as a castle poised on a mountaintop, seemingly impregnable. However, sanctuary can be violated, and the ruin remains as a witness.”

McCoy’s images generally focus on what people leave behind rather than on the evanescence of contemporary culture. Human figures are largely excluded from his images, although humanity is alluded to through visible cultural icons and remnants. The photographs symbolize the fragmentary, the abandoned and the forgotten while offering hope and refuge.

The gallery will host a Meet the Artist Reception on Feb. 7 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 5:30. The gallery is open Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 7 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Saturday and Monday).

For more about the exhibit and The Gallery at Penn College, visit, email or call 320-2445.


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