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Syracuse University grad students mount ‘Lake Effect’ exhibition at Joyce Goldstein Gallery April 21-May 19
Syracuse University grad students mount ‘Lake Effect’ exhibition at Joyce Goldstein Gallery April 21-May 19April 09, 2007Erica Blustesblust@syr.edu
Graduate students in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) will present “Lake Effect,” an exhibition of recent work in a variety of media, April 21-May 19 at Joyce Goldstein Gallery, 16 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. A reception will be held April 21 from 3-6 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
The exhibition features work in fiber arts, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture that addresses a broad spectrum of topics, including identity construction, documentation and landscape, and artifacts of popular culture. Exhibition curator is Joyce Goldstein ’73, VPA alumna and gallery owner.
“Joyce Goldstein approached us about curating an exhibition of work by our current graduate students. Giving them the opportunity to show work in a commercial gallery is both generous and important,” says Ann Clarke, chair of the School of Art and Design’s Department of Art and associate professor of fiber arts/material studies.
The 12 students exhibiting work are master of fine arts degree candidates in the School of Art and Design and Department of Transmedia: Jen Betton, David Clayton, Joan Lockburner Deuel, Christopher Gianunzio, Stephanie Koenig, Jennifer Marsh, Franklin Patrick McCauley, Robin Meyer, David Serotkin, Carrie Will, Sue Hershberger Yoder and Arjan Zazueta.
Zazueta uses drawing, painting and sculpture to develop a body of work that reduces the landscape to the bare minimum and questions its concept. Yoder uses simplified patterns inspired by the stained glass of gothic cathedrals to explore ideas of sacred and secular and a relationship to place. Deuel addresses landscape as a forum for personal narrative around ideas of space and emotional expressions through color and line.
Meyer paints magical landscapes with expressionistic daubs of paint of curious colors. Gianunzio uses images of landscape, as place, in an exploration of the construction of identity as an adoptee, while Clayton also explores landscape in his work.
Will creates liminal spaces through photographing family and mediated landscape. Narrative explorations are also evident in Betton’s illustrations for children’s books. Serotkin and McCauley explore formal considerations of color and form in their works, while Koenig considers ideas around beauty and kitsch.
Goldstein Gallery is open Thursday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, contact the gallery at (518) 392-2250 or http://www.joycegoldsteingallery.com.