RELICS FROM THE AGE OF CARBON
JANUARY 20 – MARCH 7. 2015
The highways, bridges, and tunnels that form the basis of modern culture may also anticipate our collective demise. Vance supplies an extended mediation on these steel-and-concrete megastructures, comparing them positively with Abstract Expressionist painting even while questioning their heroic marriage of engineering and imagination. Referring to his youth in Southern California, where massive roadworks promising personal freedom formed “our natural inheritance,” Vance’s paintings also depict the sharp, unrelenting shadows of yet another sunny day in Los Angeles. Technology, muses the artist, has always worked for humans in the past, but he “can’t help but wonder” if that approach can mitigate climate change born of untrammeled consumption.
SEPTEMBER 2 – NOVEMBER 23. 2014
Exploring the historical conceit of painting as a metaphorical window, Powell focuses on the experience of containment. When trapped in a room, what images does one idealize? He offers up elements of escape and obstructs these subjects with bold colorful lines or “blinds,” creating feelings of lost hope and suppression, all the while forming a veil or curtain over these painted “windows”. In each work, geometric abstraction and realistic depictions synthesize moments of distinction and blurring, denying the viewer a complete grasp of either.
CURATED BY CLAUDIA JACQUES
MARCH 24 – APRIL 19. 2014
Five male artists use code, drawing, mail, software, sound, sculpture, and video to explore the intersections in education, art and technology. Highlighting process and practice, this exhibition seeks to involve the viewer both physically and metaphorically; form will emerge from function within the gallery environment.
CHARLES McGILL: SKELETONS
JANUARY 27 – MARCH 8, 2014
Charles McGill’s work merges a passion for golf with a more conceptual understanding of found object. Joe Lewis of Art in America writes that “the work discovers new conceptual mass in the well-worn territories of race and representation,” and his work has been compared to some of the most influential artists of the last fifty years. “When a traditional golf bag is incorporated into art,” says the artist, “America’s very bumpy history with racism is an inevitability.”
SHARON BUTLER: DENSE SURVEILLANCE
SEPTEMBER 3 – NOVEMBER 24, 2013
In her recent solo exhibition at Pocket Utopia in New York, Sharon Butler’s images of industrial structures on disheveled canvases investigated how contemporary Casualist abstraction could paradoxically amplify early twentieth-century Precisionism’s celebration of industrialism and progress. In her new work, she is considering how excessive overworking of an image might contribute to a painting’s meaning.
FACULTY IN FOCUS: TOM HALSALL
APR 8 – MAY 16, 2013
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.
MATERIALITY: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS CREATE THEIR MATERIAL WORLD
CURATED BY KENISE BARNES
FEB 9 – MAR 23, 2013
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.
MON OCT 22 – SUN NOV 18
Photo & encaustic series exploring the allure of temporality and decay by Ann Lovett and Mary Hafeli, based on their study of ancient Egyptian and Roman glass
WOVEN: IN TENSION
AUG 27 – SAT OCT 13, 2012
This exhibit focuses on the connections of elements that are constructed or illustrated through the use of tension, knots and drawings. It spans fifteen years of art work produced in various countries. The installation will be an ongoing process that will evolve throughout the duration of the exhibit.
FACULTY IN FOCUS:
MAR 26 – MAY 17, 2012
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.
JAN 30 – MAR 10, 2012
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
CURATED BY JEFF EATON
OCT 3 – NOV 19, 2012
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.
CLAUDIA JACQUES/JOSEPH NECHVETAL
SHERRY MAYO/CLAIRE ELLEN COREY
JOE WINTER/ADAM SCHECTER
MAR 14 – APR 23, 2011
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
JAN 24 – FEB 26, 2011
Recent work based on Oona Stern’s residency at Palmer Station, Antarctica, awarded by the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program.
OCT 9 – NOV 16, 2010
The Italian Club of Westchester Community College presents an exhibit featuring nine artists celebrating their Italian heritage and organized under the auspices of Professor Carlo Sclafani.
CARLA RAE JOHNSON: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS AN ARROGANT AMERICAN
AUG 30 – SAT SEP 25, 2011
Recent large self-portrait drawings that parody attitudes of greed, bigotry, and fear.
TRAGIC SENSE OF LIFE
CURATED BY JOHN EVERETT DAQUINO
FEB 1 – APR 16, 2010
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
OCT 12– NOV 22, 2009
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
AUG 24 – SEP 26, 2009
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.
TERRA FORMA: PERSPECTIVES IN CLAY
OCT 13– NOV 22, 2008
An exploration of the many ways that artists use clay as a uniquely expressive, sculptural medium, in conjunction with the county-wide “All Fired Up!” series on clay works. Includes artists from Clay Art Center in Port Chester.
GAIL BIEDRMAN: IN AND AROUND
AUG 25 – SEP 27, 2008
Gail Biederman’s mappings of yarn and thread refer to suburban neighborhoods, the dense grid of urban spaces, and the rhythms of the human body.
MAR 17 – APR 18, 2008
annual juried exhibition of the Type Directors Club
THE ART OF PERSUASION
JAN 22 – MAR 1, 2008
Recent prints and posters by members of the New York Society of Etchers
COMMON GROUND: PROPOSALS FOR PUBLIC ART
OCT 29 – NOV 24, 2007
AUG 27 – OCT 6, 2007
Monday – Saturday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm