A county native will once again exhibit his work at the Art Space, with an artist reception scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight, Friday, Jan. 11, at the Art Space on Fourth Street in Huntingdon Borough.
Jake Ricci, who was reared in Three Springs, will bring his work to the Art Space once again with an exhibit called “Selective Memory.”
Like his previous exhibit, Ricci’s work will feature pieces that will reflect his time living and working in South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.
“Jake’s work focuses on explorations of semiotics, visuality and socio-historical narratives, which include things like the creation of subject agencies and memory,” said John Kearns, Huntingdon County Arts Council executive director.
In the artist statement from Ricci, he explained his work in more detail.
“Each piece approaches the visual image and consumption thereof in a different way,” said Ricci. “One piece, IKEA Narratives, focuses on the globalization of standards and the consumption of directions, TRASH focuses on the recycling of disparate remnants of creative processes, and Crossing the Street focuses on mapping the movement of the body through physical space into representations of the urban subject.”
The last piece, Selective Memory, focuses on the “critical analysis of social expectations and collective memory” using material from a newspaper from McKeesport from 1961.
Ricci’s family has a connection to the Huntingdon County Arts Council, as his mother, Becky Smith, previously worked with the arts council on a very detailed art education plan and his father, Tony Ricci of Green Heron Farm, Three Springs, has also been a part of the arts council.
The exhibit will be open through Saturday, Jan. 26.
Following the artist reception tonight, the Art Space will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.