2016/2017 Gallery Exhibitions

Standish Atrium Gallery
1. Danny Ginsburg ’14
Hitting Bumps on the School Bus
September 9–February 26
Reception: September 9, 5–7 p.m.

Lively, abstract paintings executed in mixed media explore the jumbled barrage of everyday life, from random thoughts and mundane experiences to challenging events that saturate our psyche.  Colorful, layered patterns, shapes and spaces communicate feelings and ideas left open-ended like puzzles that remain unsolved. Danny graduated with a B.F.A. in painting in 2014 and is in his first year of the M.F.A. program in painting and printmaking at Yale University.

Esther Massry Gallery
2. Art + Design Faculty Show
Reopening Friday, September 9–18
Reception: Friday, September 9, 5–7 p.m.
Recent work including drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, photography, printmaking by current art and design faculty. Open 1st Friday September 2, 5–9 p.m.

3. ARTWAVES Presents
Painting the Road Ahead: A Conversation with Danny Ginsburg ’14, Professor Scott Brodie and Natalie Lietman ’16
Friday, September 9 at 7 p.m.
Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts

4. Lisa Hoke
Common Side Effects
Co-Curated by Judy Pfaff
October 7–December 4

Reception: Friday, October 21, 5–7 p.m.
Artist’s Lecture: Friday, October 21 at 7 p.m., Saint Joseph Auditorium, 985 Madison Avenue, Albany

Quirky, intensely colored sculptures, giant wall murals and small collages are made from cast off packaging reclaimed from our mass-produced, consumerist culture. Formerly trash bin detritus, these intricate and labor-intensive creations add gravitas to an ethos of excess and waste. The exhibition features a large-scale, suspended sculpture constructed in the Vertical Gallery. The artist lives and works in New York City. She is represented by Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York. Visit: www.lisahoke.com Closed for Thanksgiving, November 23–27; open 1st Fridays: October 7, November 4, December 2, 5–9 p.m.

5. ARTWAVES Presents:
A Little Shopping Music
Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m.

A collaborative event with music industry students under the direction of Mary Anne Nelson, in response to the exhibition, followed by a light reception.

6. Phantom Bodies: Photographs by Tanya Marcuse
Co-Curated by Lucy Bowditch, Ph.D.
January 22–February 26

Visiting Artist Events Friday, January 27
Reception: 5–7 p.m.
Lecture: 7 p.m., Saint Joseph Auditorium, 985 Madison Avenue, Albany

Photographer Tanya Marcuse investigates what remains, what is saved, and what is lost, both in nature and culture. Phantom Bodies brings together two seminal projects, Undergarments and Armor and Wax Bodies. Both probe unsettling tensions between absence and presence, body and image, past and present. Undergarments and Armor draws together and questions opposing categories– underwear/armor, male/female, hard/soft, armed/disarmed. Wax Bodies presents haunting images of 18th century wax anatomical models found in museum collections. Visit: www.tanyamarcuse.com. Open 1st Friday, February 3, noon–9 p.m.

7. Senior Show
April 7–28
Reception: Friday, April 7, 5–7 p.m.

The exhibition of advanced work by candidates for B.F.A. and B.S. degrees enrolled in Art Education, Graphic Design and Studio Art. Open 1st Friday, April 7, 5-9 p.m.

8. Design@Work ’17
Karene Faul Alumni Exhibition
June 2–July 29
September 8–16
Reception: June 2 and September 8, 5–7 p.m.

The exhibit features printed media, packaging, web and video works by outstanding alumni of the College’s renowned graphic design program, previously named as one of the top ten nationally recognized programs by the Art Directors Club. Karene Tarquin Faul served the art department for more than 40 years, 27 years as department chair. Closed July 4, August 1–September 7; open 1st Fridays, June 2 and September 1, 5–9 p.m.