September – October 2013
TWO GALLERY EXHIBITS
RECEPTION: Friday, September 6 • 5-7 PM
Tyler Art Gallery North: The Era of the Dust Bowl
The Grant Arnold Collection: During the 1930s, Grant Arnold (1904-1988) was essentially the staff lithographer for the Art Students League, NYC and the Woodstock, NY Artists Association. Working in this capacity, he helped many artists complete prints and collected hundreds of works from the artists themselves. These images are primarily in “social realist” style – documenting everyday American life in a straight forward artistic syle.
Farm Security Administration Photography: Between 1937 and 1941 at least three professional photographers were sent to Oswego County to document in photographs local migratory workers and their environmental conditions the Port of Oswego and other local citizens and landmarks under the auspices of the Farm Security Administration (FSA).
Tyler Art Gallery South: Ebb & Flow
Ebb & Flow is an art installation by Mary Giehl and Kim Waale with a focus on water as a primary image. By showing water from a microcosmic and macrocosmic point of view, viewers enter into an intellectually rigorous contemplation of the subject and the various subjective ways artists can interpret a single source of inspiration.
Giehl’s installation enlarges microscopic water-borne organisms.
Waale’s installation shrinks rivers and creeks – examined from a macro perspective – into three-dimensional marks.
Jude Lewis is a woodworker and sculptor. Her work explores functionality in design in regard to both physical and emotional needs and restraints. She has a degree in Furniture Design from the School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, and in Sculpture from SUNY Albany. Her work has shown nationally, most recently at the Everson Museum of Syracuse, NY, the Palitz Gallery of NYC, and the Earlville Opera House.
Artist Website: http://judelewis.com
Nancy Diessner’s artwork emerges from her background in painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and digital image manipulation. Incorporating all these media, her artwork explores the mysterious and complex connection between humans and animals, at the same time expressing our human longing for and isolation from the “other.” Dedicated to safer printmaking, she created two low-toxicity college printmaking studios during her college teaching career, and now runs a public printmaking studio, Dog’s Eye Print Studio, in Framingham, MA, where she also makes photopolymer etching plates for artists.
Artist Website: http://ndiessner.com/