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Taryn McMahon Group Exhibitions and Residency at Pyramid Atlantic

Assistant Professor in Print Media, Taryn McMahon, has been included in three group juried and invitational exhibitions. The first is "Tiny Acts Topple Empires," curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari, and is on display through June 2 in the Woskob Family Gallery in State College, PA. The exhibition takes its title from a quote in a 2004 essay by Danusha Goska, in which she writes, “when we study the biographies of our heroes, we learn that they spent years in preparation, doing tiny, decent things before one historical moment propelled them to center stage and used them to tilt empires.” From a national open call, Bhandari selected works by 35 contemporary artists that engage in some form of rebellion and challenge the status quo.

McMahon is also a part of the exhibition “Under the Blankets, Printmakers Together,” which will be on view at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, PA.  This is an invitational exhibition by Imin Yeh, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and will be on view May 4-July 8, 2018. “Under the Blankets - Printmakers Together” is an exhibition of recent work by 29 Pittsburgh Print Group members and 29 invited printmakers from the tristate region of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

McMahon was also invited to participate in “Unknown Terrain” at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory Gallery, Cleveland, OH. The exhibition was curated by Anna Taratova, Gallery Director, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory Gallery and will be on view from July 6-August 11, 2018.  The exhibition also includes Tom Balbo, Susan Danko, Danielle Wyckoff, Megan Singleton, and Kristina Paabus.

Additionally, McMahon has been selected for a Denbo Fellowship and Artist's Residency at Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville, MD, for June 2018.  This Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice, and provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

Images: (Left) Taryn McMahon, Barricade, 2017, Monoprint from plotter cut stencils, 22"x30", (Right) Taryn McMahon, Border, 2017, Monoprint from plotter cut stencils and cut paper collage, 38"x24"