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‘Arts on Main: Contemporary Prints from South Africa’ Opens Jan. 30
The Syracuse University Art Galleries presents “Arts on Main: Contemporary Prints from South Africa.” This exhibition features a selection of prints, drawings and works on paper made by emerging artists working at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Eighteen works from eight artists will be on view, including artists Diane Victor, Deborah Bell, Locust Jones, Senzo Shabangu, Faith 47 and Jürgen Partenheimer. “Arts on Main” refers to the Maboneng Precinct, the creative hub of Johannesburg’s new art neighborhood, where an urban community has become the center of artistic collaboration.
Curated by SUArt Galleries Director Domenic J. Iacono, the artwork on display was selected from the collection at David Krut Projects, NYC. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “William Kentridge: The Nose and Other Subjects,” this display continues the yearlong celebration of international art and artists at the Syracuse University Art Galleries.
Established in 2002, the mission of the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) is to provide a professional facility for collaborations between South African artists and local and international printmakers. Emerging and established artists are regularly invited to create limited edition prints and monotypes at DKW. The David Krut Projects, based in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Chelsea, New York City, is an alternative arts institution dedicated to encouraging an awareness of and careers in the arts and related literature and media, and to promoting contemporary culture in a dynamic, collaborative environment.
The exhibition will run Jan. 30–March 16, in the Shaffer Art Building at Syracuse University. 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 free opening night reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6. Patrons are welcome to view the exhibition until the gallery closes at 8 p.m. The reception is open to the public.
Select programming associated with the exhibition includes a Lunchtime Lecture with Iacono on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 12:15 p.m., and a SUArt Kids event on Saturday, March 8, and Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m.
The exhibition and programs are free and open to the public. Complete information and related programming are available by visiting the official exhibition website at http://suart.syr.edu/. Press material, including exhibition press release, exhibition publications, checklist, and press ready images are available for download directly from the website at http://suart.syr.edu/media-2/press-materials/.