Arcadia Exhibitions Presents


June 9 - July 30, 2004

Housing over fifty works from the 1960s to the present in what appears to be a vacant exhibition space, "Open" considers the elasticity of emptiness, the thresholds of perception, and the physical and cultural parameters of the white cube.

View "Open" exhibition postcard (PDF format)

View "Open" Gallery Map and Checklist (PDF format)

Co-curated by Sandra Firmin, Associate Curator, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, and Richard Torchia, Director, Arcadia University Art Gallery, in conjunction with "The Big Nothing," a citywide festival initiated by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Catalog available Fall 2004.

For more information about the ICA’s exhibition, as well as a comprehensive listing of citywide programming developed in conjunction with “The Big Nothing,” go to

Summer Hours

Tues, Wed, Fri, 10 am-4 pm; Thurs, 12-7 pm, and by appointment. Closed July 2-5 for Independence Day Weekend.

Sunday, June 20, 8-10 pm
Solstice Reception in the art gallery

Friday, June 25, 4 pm through Saturday, June 26, 4 pm
Extra Day, Yane Calovski
Employing time as a sculptural material and making the gallery space vulnerable to unexpected possibility, this work extends the exhibition by a continuous 24-hour period.

Tuesday, July 13, 12:00 noon
The Ideology of Invisibility
Gallery talk by Dr. Peter Appelbaum, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Mathematics Education Programs, Arcadia University

Thursday, July 29, 6:30 pm
0.00001 Percent Volume
Dave Dyment, Toronto-based artist/curator, will address the legacy of the (near) empty gallery from Yves Klein’s The Void(1958) to the present.
Mirror Room, Grey Towers Castle

Have your next function here, James Mills