ARTS @ Oswego

September – November 2015

Sep
4
Fri
Art Gallery Exhibition: Origins: Tradition & Innovation @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Sep 4 – Oct 4 all-day
Donna Sharrett "Just Breathe" 2012 (DETAIL) (Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York photo)

Donna Sharrett
“Just Breathe” 2012 (DETAIL)
(Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York photo)

Origins: Tradition & Innovation
Reception: Wednesday, September 16th, 5-7pm
Origins explores contemporary art that has a connection to traditional forms, craft and folk art. Featured will be thirteen artists working in a variety of media and includes quilts with photographic and other narrative imagery, a highly sculptural Adirondack rustic chair and a mailbox made from a tuba. The exhibit illuminates the ways in which artists incorporate outside cultural influences and is in part intended to cause the viewer to question the difference between “high art” and “low art”, “fine art” and “craft”.

Photo Credit: Stephanie MacKinnon

Photo Credit: Stephanie MacKinnon

The reception for this exhibition is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th, 5-7pm with cellist Matt Haimovitz performing a specially commissioned short “overture” by contemporary composer, Du Yun, along with Bach’s Cello Suite #2 at 5pm. Haimovitz’s choice of folk-influenced repertoire and his preference for casual, non-traditional venues makes him the perfect performer to help us celebrate Origins.

Art Gallery @ Penfield Hours: Fall 2015
Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 4pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 4pm
Closed Mondays and School Holidays

Sep
11
Fri
Downtown Art Gallery Exhibition: Where Do We Go? @ Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street
Sep 11 – Oct 24 all-day

Where Do We Go Show

Where Do We Go?
Work by Jeff Madison

September 11th-October 24th, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11th, 5-7pm

Jeff Madison’s digital collages are explorations in storytelling. His work is luminous and retains the qualities of fable, while engaging masterful technique.
“At a glance, my images seem casually unreal. I am always looking for new inspiration and new ways to turn my imagination into a reality. It’s who I am, just as much as a hand or a foot. I take in all of the emotions, colors, shapes, and sounds that surround me in everyday life and put that into my work.

Each image starts with taking many photos, followed by an average of 15 hours in the digital studio, manipulating my images into the stories you can see in front of you. Ultimately, it’s the idea that comes and that can be brought out by just walking down the street. Some ideas are easier than other to bring to life.

Each picture that I create that I create is a journey in itself. Finding the images that I use, adds to the story that I tell. I take great pride in using all of my own images- these stories are created through all of my own work from start to finish.”

Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown:
186 West 1st Street, Oswego, NY 13126 • (315) 216-4985
Open Year-Round Wednesday-Saturday except New Years Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
Hours:
Sunday -Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Check the College Store Webpage for updates

Sep
17
Thu
Metro Center Art Gallery Exhibition: I Myths @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center, The Atrium Building, 2 South Clinton Square, Syracuse
Sep 17 – Oct 24 all-day

I Myths Show

September 17th-October 24th, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, September 18th, 5:30-7:30pm

“Myth…a traditional story, concerning the early history of
a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon…
typically involving supernatural beings or events. “I Myths”
then, are images that illustrate events or stories of an individual.
Although these images are personal in nature, each viewer will
bring to the images their own thoughts and interpretations.
Who’s to say what story or interpretation is true or correct?
Maybe none, maybe all.” – Billie Jo Peterson–

SUNY Oswego Metro Center Art Gallery
2 Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY 13202 • (315) 399-4100
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Evenings and Weekends: Variable (Please call for hours)
Closed New Years Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Oct
17
Sat
Art Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Oct 17 – Nov 15 all-day
"Paperclips: Gift for Jill Franks" by Peter Cardone from a past Art Faculty Exhibition (Tyler Gallery photo)

“Paperclips: Gift for Jill Franks”
by Peter Cardone from a past Art Faculty Exhibition
(Tyler Gallery photo)

Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Reception: Friday, October 23rd, 5-7pm
An annual exhibition and often the only chance locally to view works by Oswego’s talented art faculty who explore a great variety of artistic concerns, approaches and media.

Art Gallery @ Penfield Hours: Fall 2015
Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 4pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 4pm
Closed Mondays and School Holidays

Oct
30
Fri
Downtown Art Gallery Exhibition: Matter And Memory – that which remains @ Oswego State Downtown, 186 West First Street
Oct 30 – Jan 8 all-day

Matter & Memory Show

October 30th, 2015-January 8th, 2016
Reception and Artist Talk: TBD

Carolyn Sheedy Mazzucca creates unique works of paper utilizing western papermaking in a fluid painterly manner. She gathers inspiration from forgotten industrial landscapes of North America. She states: “I wish to establish a link to the inner timeless moments, the remnants of experience through time, use and wear. Whether one sees marks on a subway wall or a midwestern grain silo, these parts form an introduction into the lives that move across these surfaces. Sometimes merely brushing up against momentarily, sometimes distilling like a constant drone like a locust.”

Tyler Art Gallery @ Oswego State Downtown
186 West 1st Street, Oswego, NY 13126 • (315) 216-4985
Open Year-Round Wednesday-Saturday except New Years Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Hours:
Sunday -Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12pm – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Check College Store Webpage for Updates

Metro Center Art Gallery Exhibition: Struggling In Sand: Reflections of an Expatriate @ SUNY Oswego Metro Center, The Atrium Building, 2 South Clinton Square, Syracuse
Oct 30 – Jan 15 all-day

Struggling In Sand Show

October 30th, 2015-January 15th, 2016
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Friday, October 30th, 5:30-7:30pm, Artist Talk: 6:30pm

Struggling in Sand is the response of one artist’s current disposition concerning living in the Middle East. Many miles from the rolling hills of her New York hometown, Alesha M. Hall has encountered many dazzling and discomforting things. Redefining her home and family leaves her stuck in a constant state of doubt, which is amplified by the engaging and fleeting connections with other expats. Her self-portraits and digital illustrations depict the inner dialogue she struggles to understand each day.

SUNY Oswego Metro Center Art Gallery:
2 Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY 13202 • (315) 399-4100
Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Evenings and Weekends: Variable (Please call for hours)
Closed New Years Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Nov
24
Tue
Art Gallery: Oswego BFA & MA Student Exhibitions @ Tyler Art Gallery @ Penfield Library
Nov 24 – Dec 11 all-day
Spring 2015 BFA Exhibition (Shinnell Burroughs photo)

Spring 2015 BFA Exhibition
(Shinnell Burroughs photo)

Oswego BFA & MA Student Exhibitions
Reception: Friday, December 4th, 5-7pm
This annual exhibition recognizes culminating efforts by graduating Oswego BFA and MA students. At this stage of development, young artists are, not surprisingly, willing to take creative risks leading to some exciting and provocative artwork.

Art Gallery @ Penfield Hours: Fall 2015
Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 4pm
Sunday: 11:30am – 4pm
Closed Mondays and School Holidays