Office of Public Affairs
Nov. 5, 2003
CONTACT: Mindy Ostrow, 312-2112
GALLERY TO HOST COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE, EXHIBITION
OSWEGO -- Between Nov. 14 and 21 in SUNY Oswego's
Tyler Art Gallery, spurse, an international hybrid art/architecture
collective, will collaborate with members of the community to produce
"a large installation that will be a type of factory to rethink the
nature of things and events," according to the group.
Members of spurse will give a brief talk at the
exhibition's opening, which will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at the
gallery. They will also present a formal talk, sponsored by Artswego,
at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in Room 102 of Tyler Hall.
Members of the campus and community are invited to
help participate and build the exhibition, titled
"Haeceitas/Quaestiones Quolibetales: Settling in Question," between
Nov. 14 and 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The installation will develop over the course of a
week, beginning as a floor grid of heterogeneous materials -- books,
toys, miscellaneous objects, fabrics, diagrams, charts, maps,
collections of debris from around the world, plants, ladders, string,
rope, lights, chairs, tables and other items. From there, members of
spurse will begin to hang the items along the walls and ceiling with
The group will present a final talk at the end of
the installation at 6 p.m. Nov. 21. The exhibition will be on display
through Dec. 12.
Its members describe spurse as "an international
hybrid architectural collective composed of individuals who are engaged
in a wide variety of fields. As an organization spurse has no (fixed)
content or members" and serves as "an affirmation of, and
experimentation with, the unknowable becoming of the givenness of
The Student Association's Student Art Exhibition
Committee sponsors spurse's residency and the gallery exhibition.
The spurse exhibition will run concurrently with the
fall Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. These works, in Tyler's north
gallery, showcase student creativity and help fulfill participants'
degree requirements by displaying artwork for public appreciation.
Twenty-five undergraduates in the studio art and graphic design
programs will exhibit their most recent work.
Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
weekdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. For additional information
or for visitors with disabilities who need assistance, call the gallery
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