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SUArt Galleries; ‘Quiet Intersections: The Graphic Work Of Robert Kipniss,’ Dutch Masters
The Syracuse University Art Galleries has announced the opening of two exhibitions presenting examples of historic and contemporary printmaking and draftsmanship.
“Quiet Intersections: The Graphic Work of Robert Kipniss,” curated by David L. Prince, associate director of SUArt Galleries, includes 35 works from the Syracuse University Art Collection from a generous gift by James F. White. The selected images represent Kipniss’ work in intaglio and lithography and illustrate the artist’s long held graphic interests.
“Dutch Master Prints and Drawings: Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing” was developed by Wayne Franits, professor of art history in the College of Arts and Sciences, and includes 30 works on paper, selected from the University Art Collection and a private collection.
The exhibitions will be on display Jan. 26- March 20 in the Shaffer Art Building. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Thursdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. The SUArt Galleries will host a gallery reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. The curators from both shows will be attendance, in addition to Kipniss collector White. Patrons are welcome to view the exhibition until the gallery closes at 8 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.
Prince says Kipniss’ printmaking was initially spurred by commercial considerations, but over a relatively short time frame the artist developed an aesthetic interest and facility for the medium. “The prints in this exhibition examine subjects similar to his paintings, but offer different insights, often reflecting the print medium’s particular visual and technical characteristics of line and tone,” says Prince.
“Dutch Master Prints and Drawings” presents etching, engravings and drawings by Northern Baroque masters including Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan van de Velde II and more. Scholarly research, including in-depth didactic labels, will be presented by graduate students Olivia Pek G’17 and Irene Garcia G’17. This exhibition was developed during the fall 2016 semester graduate-level course “Graduate Research and Scholarly Writing” in the Department of Art and Music Histories, College of Arts and Sciences.
A special Lunchtime Lecture gallery tour of “Dutch Master Prints and Drawings” will be presented by Franits, on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 12:15 p.m. Complete information and related programming is available by visiting the website at http://suart.syr.edu/.