Kauffman Gallery Returns Post-COVID With ‘Stitchless’ Exhibit

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The “Stitchless” exhibition created by Anthony Cervino will be held at the Kauffman Gallery from August 31 to October 19.

On the evening of the opening, the exhibition will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a presentation of the artist at 7 p.m.

Described by the artist himself, the exhibition is “carefully composed of handmade forms and manipulated found objects. These sculptures allude to rituals, rites of passage and totemic beliefs that convey sentimental and cultural significance. This exhibition delves deep into the psyche of childhood with adventurous play, motherly comforts, imaginary heroism, bogeymen and prayerful desires.

The Stichless exhibition, assembled by Cervino, is made up of selected works of art from the past 25 years alongside parts that have been “cannibalized” from previous sculptures.

In his studio practice, Cervino often integrates, reuses or destroys his older works to create new sculptures. Due to this recovery of the works, his exhibition can be understood more as a memory than a retrospective. The title of the exhibition, “Stitchless”, implies the phrase “without a stitch”, as in naked or otherwise vulnerable.

Cervino, a Pennsylvania native, studied art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Towson University before moving to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Cervino is an artist and educator who has taught sculpture at Dickinson College since 2006 and exhibited his work professionally for over 25 years.

His sculptures have been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. Cervino’s work has recently been seen at the Susquehanna Museum of Art in Harrisburg, the Gallery at Flashpoint in Washington, D.C., the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, the Arlington Arts Center and in Minneapolis. College of Art and Design. Cervino is also co-director of Ejecta Projects, an independent art gallery and conservation studio in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.


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