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2015/2016 Gallery Exhibitions

Standish Atrium Gallery
1. David Austin ’95
Wild Strawberries
September 4–February 21
Reception: September 4, 5–7 p.m.

David Austin’s vision for his latest series of paintings comes from the Ingmar Bergman film, Wild Strawberries, which tells the story of an older professor’s nostalgic visit back to where he spent his childhood, inspiring a parallel journey for the artist as he embarks on a semi-fictional tour of his own creative origins.

Esther Massry Gallery

2. 2 Painters + 1 Sculptor
The Karene Faul Alumni Exhibition
Reopening Friday, September 4–20
Reception: Friday, September 4, 5–7 p.m.

Painting and sculpture by graduates of the studio art program. Ginny Casey ’03 (painting) received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Steve Pearson ’94 (painting) received is MFA from the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art. Patrick Cuffe ’01 (sculpture) received his MFA from the State University of New York at Albany. Open 1st Friday 5–9 p.m. Closed Labor Day weekend, September 5–7.

3. ARTWAVES Presents
Art School/Fast Forward
Friday, September 4 at 7 p.m.
Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts

Candid conversations about art and four distinct career paths chosen by David Austin ’95, Ginny Casey ’03, Patrick Cuffe ’01, and Steve Pearson ’94 moderated by Katherine King ’17, president, Student Art League.

4. Janet Werner
Zero Eyes
October 11–December 6

Visiting Artist Events Friday, October 16
Book Signing: 4:30–5 p.m.
Reception: 5–7 p.m.
Lecture: 7 p.m., Saint Joseph Auditorium, 985 Madison Avenue, Albany

Janet Werner’s odd, elusive and sometimes grotesque figure paintings reveal her continued fascination with fictionalized portraiture and mostly female representation. Selected sources drawn from art history, popular culture, fashion photography, film and social media, are combined to challenge conventions of beauty and desire. Born in Winnipeg in 1959, the artist serves on the faculty at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She is represented by Parisian Laundry, Montreal and Birch Contemporary, Toronto. Visit: Closed for Columbus Day, October 12; Thanksgiving, November 25–29; Open 1st Fridays: November 6, December 4, 5–9 p.m.
5. Animating Destiny: Electric Paintings and Other Works by John Knecht
January 24–February 28

Visiting Artist Events Friday, January 29
Reception: 5–7 p.m.
Lecture: 7 p.m., Saint Joseph Auditorium, 985 Madison Avenue, Albany

John Knecht is an American filmmaker, active in making experimental and avant-garde film and video since the 1970s. His films, animated videos and multiple channel installations, paintings and drawings are informed by his rural Midwestern, evangelical up-bringing in the 1950s, and provoke imagined places outside of our rational experience. Most of his better-known work is animated, including The Possible Fog of Heaven and The Poxiox Series. He is the Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Art & Art History and Film & Media Studies.

6. Senior Show
April 8–17
Reception: Friday, April 8, 5–7 p.m.

The exhibition of advanced work by candidates for the B.F.A. and B.S. degrees enrolled in Art Education, Graphic Design and Studio Art.

7. Graduate Show
April 29–May 6
Reception: Friday, April 29, 5–7 p.m.

The thesis exhibition by candidates for the Master of Arts degree and Master of Science degree in Art Education. Open 1st Friday, May 6, 5–9 p.m.

8. Art + Design Faculty Show
June 3–July 31
September 9–18
Reception: June 3¬ and September 9, 5–7 p.m.

Recent work including drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, photography, printmaking by current art and design faculty. Closed August 1–September 8; Open 1st Fridays, June 3 and September 2, 5–9 p.m.

Standish Atrium Gallery

9. Art + Design Faculty Show
June 3–July 31
September 9–18