MATERIALITY: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS CREATE THEIR MATERIAL WORLD
CURATED BY KENISE BARNES
MON FEB 9 – SAT MAR 23
Materials are imbued with not only physical qualities such as viscosity, density, malleability and rarity but also with emotional attributes. Artists have two fundamental choices: either they work to transcend the materials or they surrender to the materials and learn to think at its level. The work in this exhibition range from ceramic to encaustic to natural found wood and synthetic resin, to name a few. In some cases the materials have alchemic transformations, in others they are readily apparent. In each case, a love of a particular material is an integral part of the work.
FACULTY IN FOCUS: TOM HALSALL
MON APR 8 – THU MAY 16
My paintings are surrealist inspired portraits and landscapes. By unlocking the collective unconscious, they do not conform to any conventional narrative expectations. My most recent work continues the tradition of dreamlike scenarios but with more sensational images drawn from reality, open to viewer participation and interpretation.
April 29 – May 16
FACULTY IN FOCUS
While David Young attempts to deconstruct the process of pictorial representation, Laurie Steinhorst seeks to unlock dueling realities or multiple truths. Both teach courses in drawing and painting in the college’s Visual Arts Program.
Two artists map out time, space, and motion in the world around us. Steven Gwon visually measures time using precise, multi-colored grids. Farris-Labar collects and evaluates water samples that flow through the gallery space
Ehsan Ababafha, Giancarlo Bellino, Tara Belmont, Sara Calcetero, Paola Carbone, Ji Young Chung, Lucinda Collins, Adriana Corail, Jackie D’Arco, Alexandra Diaz, Julie Etta, Elon Eugene, Christopher Flynn, Anthony Fortuna, Alicia Giacoia, Matt Hall, Su Yean Heo, Jooeun (Jane) Jung, William Kussmaul, Suzanne Longo, Trevor Miles, Brian Moseley, Paige Nehlsen, Joseph Pritchard, Ming Yuan Ren, John Ryan, Brandon Snell, Tanya Thompson, Hwarak Tosaka, Khai Tran, Taylor Wagner
SUNY SUMI CURATED BY JEFF EATON
The Los Angeles-based artist duo Luke Fischbeck and Sara Rara hosted SUMI INK CLUB, a participatory ink and brush drawing event, as the opening of the exhibition. Afterwards, a DIY book station using printouts of details of the drawing were in the gallery for visitors to express their unique interpretation of the drawing by binding their own book.
Faculty/Selects: Claudia Jacques/Joseph Nechvatal
Sherry Mayo/Claire Ellen Corey Joe Winter/Adam Shecter
For Faculty Selects, three artists who teach in the Visual Arts Program at Westchester Community College were asked to exhibit some recent work and also to invite a guest artist to exhibit. Much like the 1998 Exit Art exhibit The Choice, this exhibit reveals a range of opposing and complimentary visions.
Oona Stern: the reluctant naturalist
Work based on her residency at Palmer Station, Antarctica, awarded by the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program.
Annette DeLucia Lieblein
Andrew T. Tavalario
The Italian Club of Westchester Community College presents this Art Exhibit under the auspices of Prof. Carlo Sclafani. The exhibition will feature nine artists celebrating their Italian heritage.
CARLA RAE JOHNSON – Portrait of the Artist as an Arrogant American
Recent large self-portrait drawings that parody attitudes of greed, bigotry, and fear.
TRAGIC SENSE OF LIFE
CURATED BY JOHN EVERETT DAQUINO
Nine contemporary artists mix elements of tragedy and comedy together in order to reflect upon the absurdity of the human condition and what it means to live in an increasingly incomprehensible world. Though works of this nature may be personal and at times fantastical, they are each able to spotlight something that is universally human.
TRANSFORMERS: THE ART OF ASSEMBLAGE
CURATED BY J. PINDYCK MILLER
presented in conjunction with The Studio: An Alternative Space for Contemporary Art
Three artists use detritus of modern life as well as materials from the natural world to construct autobiographical and formal narratives.
STEVEN P. PERKINS: THE TRANSPARENT TOURIST
Steven P. Perkins’ abstract paintings and prints are inspired by his international travels, including China, Thailand, Taiwan, Mexico, Japan, Europe, and across the U.S.A. His trained eyes transform tourism into transcendence.
Curated by James Leonard
Mar 16 –Apr 18, 2009
Four artists whose exploration of family origins and half-remembered domestic spaces serve as central sources of inspiration.
Jan 20 – Feb 28, 2009
Two artists consider narratives of loss and incongruence through figurative painting and sculpture.