February – April 2016
53rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Free & Open to the Public, February 5th – February 21st
**Opening Reception, Free & Open to Public, Friday, February 12th, 5-7pm; Awards ceremony at 6pm**
With any Oswego student eligible to enter any media, this annual exhibition is always much-anticipated, eclectic and full of surprises. Regional professional artists serve as jurors. Various awards are given including Presidential Purchase Awards; acquiring those works for the college’s permanent collection.
Lida Suchy is a Syracuse-based photographer who chronicles communities through portraiture. As a first generation American of Ukranian descent, Suchy has photographed citizens of her ancestral homeland as well as various American communities. Lida has exhibited in galleries in the USA and Europe. Her work has been widely published and can be found in public collections including George Eastman Museum of Photography; Brooklyn Museum; Biblioteque Nationale, Paris; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Generations V & Master of Art Exhibitions, Free & Open to the Public, March 4 – March 18
**Opening Reception, Free & Open to the Public, Friday, March 11th, 5-7pm**
Master of Art and Master of Art Teaching students join forces to show their best efforts. The MAT students present Generations V, the fifth installment of this exhibit that includes three generations of artists: mentors, student teachers and their young students. MA students show a mastery of their artistic media and an understanding of their unique creative voice.
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green presents his multi-media homage to the visionary architect, engineer and philosopher of sustainability, Buckminster Fuller. Accompanied live on stage by legendary indie band, Yo La Tengo, Green weaves video from Fuller’s extraordinary life into an engaging evening of “live cinema”.
The documentary project premiered at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has played at creative venues and festivals from The Kitchen in New York City to the Barbican in London.
“…a movie being born as you see it and hear it – as alive as music.” Writer, historian & activist Rebecca Solnit
The exhibition season winds up with three installments of BFA student exhibitions. After four years of rigorous training and self-reflection, students prepare a body of work showing their individual voices, artistic growth and understanding of the field. Includes students concentrating study in graphic design as well as studio art.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #1, Free & Open to the Public, April 1st – April 10th
**Opening Reception #1, Free & Open to the Public, Friday, April 8th, 5-7pm**
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #2, Free & Open to the Public, April 16th – April 24th
**Opening Reception #2, Free & Open to the Public, Friday, April 22nd, 5-7pm**
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #3, Free & Open to the Public, April 30th – May 11th
**Opening Reception #3, Free & Open to the Public, Friday, May 6th, 5-7pm**
Tammy Brackett is a new media artist whose work questions how the manipulations of science and mass media come to define human epistemology on both the individual and collective scale. She continuously explores the blurry ethics of a frenetic acceleration in acquiring scientific knowledge. Brackett recently exhibited in a solo show titled Deer Dear at SUArt Galleries in Syracuse NY. Brackett is currently Associate Professor and Chair of Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College, Alfred NY.
Alfredo Gisholt is a painter in the grand tradition; painting poetic, epic works that extend painting’s story while defying explanation: “I am just trying to paint a picture, a marvelous large picture. I use simple tools and I have no words” he states. Gisholt holds an MFA from Boston University and is an Assistant Professor of printmaking and drawing at Brandeis University. Gisholt received a George and Helen Segal Foundation Fellowship in 2004 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002.