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HOLLERAN GALLERY

Current Exhibit:

Matthew Mazurkiewicz

On Exhibit March 25 – May 1, 2022

Closing Reception
Saturday, April 30 from 1:00-3:00 PM


This event is free to attend.

Yocum Institute for Arts Education is pleased to host an exhibition by Matthew Mazurkiewicz from March 25, 2022 – May 1, 2022. The exhibit is free to the public and features the works of Berks County artist Matthew Mazurkiewicz. There will be an Opening Reception on Sunday, March 27, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Yocum Institute Holleran Gallery located at 3000 Penn Ave, West Lawn, PA 19609.


Artist Statement

This grouping of work spans nearly 25 years with an emphasis on the past 3 years.  It is an unnerving and vulnerable experience placing them all together in the same peripheral. 

I am, and have always been heavy handed, impatient, nervous and an unbearable procrastinator.  Making paintings and other things transfers these attributes, it does not necessarily alleviate them, and that’s OK.   Paintings, like thoughts, can be hazy and unorganized.  I can imagine certain people, places or things with some amount of detailed clarity, while imagining the foreign or unfamiliar creates glitchy, inaccurate and deformed imagery in the mind’s eye.  I dig that and try to carry that into my picture making. 

 Setting out to make a picture is not a scheduled or predetermined act.  This would explain, (to the dismay of my wife) why there are several piles of “started” artwork spread throughout multiple floors in my home.

I am cheap.  I seek whatever is available to make work.  Many of the work surfaces in this collection are reclaimed “finds” from the woods, creek bottoms or roadsides, while others are more traditionally “proper” surfaces.  I like the organic accompaniment of distressed/found surface along with sporadic painting.  

Many thanks to the Yocum Institute for giving me the opportunity and venue to display these pieces.

Matthew Mazurkiewicz


Yocum Institute for Arts Education
3000 Penn Avenue
West Lawn, PA 19609

Holleran Gallery Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9AM-8PM
Sat: 9AM-1PM
Sun: Closed


Upcoming Exhibit:

Yocum Institute Preschool Art Show
On Exhibit May 1 – 20, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6 from 5-7 PM