Fanky Chak Photos to Be Exhibited at Gallery

Published 02.08.2006


'Green %26amp%3B Purple,' 2003-04, digital print, 20%22 x 24%22The Gallery at Penn College on the main campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology will host "Misplacement," a collection of photos by Fanky Chak, from Feb. 21 to March 24.

An opening reception will take place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, with an artist's talk at 4 p.m. After the opening, viewing hours for the exhibit will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m., or by appointment.

The gallery will host additional viewing hours from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 3 in conjunction with Williamsport's First Friday event. The gallery will be closed March 6-10 for Spring Break. The Gallery at Penn College is in Room 202 of the Bush Campus Center. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Chak is an assistant professor of graphic design in the Art Department at The College of New Jersey. Previously, he was an assistant professor in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

He earned a master of fine arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a bachelor of fine arts degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a diploma in foundation design from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

After teaching graphic design for many years, Chak rekindled his passion for photography in 2003, starting three projects: "Misplacement," "Way Out" and "The Boxes."

"The Misplacement series started in the fall of 2003," Chak said. "It played off the relationship between consciousness and randomness, stage and documentary photography, scale, analog and digital technology."

For more information about The Gallery at Penn College, call (570) 326-3761, ext. 7973, send e-mail or visit online.