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2017/2018 Gallery Exhibitions

Esther Massry Gallery
1. Design@Work 2017: The Karene Faul Alumni Show
Reopening Friday, September 8-16
Reception: Friday, September 8, 5–7 p.m.

The exhibit features printed media, packaging, web and video works by 14 alumni of the College’s renowned graphic design program. Participating are Scott Bartley ’92, Brian Billow ’91, Robert Comire ’06, Dyanna Csaposs ’01, Janna Czepiel ’15, Whitney Dobladillo ’15, Phil Giarrusso ’13, Alicia Hallett-Chan ’06, Kelly Holohan ’89, Emily Jahn ’11, Tim Nerney ’95, Ron Pucherelli ’98, Melina Smyres ’01 and Michael Vamosy ’93. The exhibit is named for Karene Faul who served the art department for more than 40 years, 27 years as department chair.

2. Lothar Osterburg
Reaching for the Sky
October 6–December 2

Reception: Friday, October 6, 5–7 p.m.
Artist’s Lecture: Friday, October 6 at 7 p.m., Saint Joseph Auditorium, 985 Madison Avenue, Albany

Lothar Osterburg creates lost or imagined worlds from memory. Small-scale models are constructed from found materials. These are photographed and printed in the 19th-century photographic process of copperplate photogravure, resulting in timeless images that are suspended between reality and imagination. Featured is the Tower of Babel, built up to the 27-foot ceiling of the Vertical Gallery. The tower is covered entirely in books found on the streets of Brooklyn and features more than 25 languages, diverse religions and philosophies and comments on America as a country of immigrants. Closed for Columbus Day, October 9; Thanksgiving, November 22–26. Open 1st Fridays: October 6, November 3, December 1, 5–9 p.m.

3. ARTWAVES Presents:
Ekphrasis
Friday, November 3 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 8 at noon
Friday, November 10 at 2 p.m.

Students and faculty read poetry, flash fiction and personal essays in response to Lothar Osterburg’s exhibition currently on view. New readings are presented over three different days by Daniel Nester, Vaneeta Palecanda, and Rone Shavers. Readings on Friday, November 3 at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, November 8 at noon; Friday, November 10 at 2 p.m. Open 1st Friday, November 3, 5-9 p.m.

4. Lisa Corinne Davis
Turbulent Terrain
January 20–February 24

Visiting Artist Events Friday, January 26
Reception: 5–7 p.m.
Lecture: 7 p.m., Saint Joseph Auditorium, 985 Madison Avenue, Albany

Occupying a point somewhere between abstraction and figuration, cartooning and cartography, Lisa Corinne Davis’s paintings explore themes of racial, social and psychological identity. Her carefully articulated images are oddly familiar, but essentially ephemeral, visually resonant but also deliberately enigmatic so as to elude any fixed meaning. Davis is the recipient of numerous awards including the NEA, NYFA and Tiffany Foundation grants and is a contributor to the Brooklyn Rail and Art Critical. She serves as Professor of Art at Hunter College in New York City.  Visit: www.lisacorinnedavis.com. Open 1st Friday, February 2, 5–9 p.m.

5. Senior Show
April 6–28
Reception: Friday, April 6, 5–7 p.m.

The exhibition of advanced work by candidates for B.F.A. and B.S. degrees enrolled in Graphic Design and Studio Art. Open 1st Friday, April 6, 5-9 p.m.

6. The Art + Design Faculty Show
June 1–July 31
September 7–15
Reception: June 1 and September 7, 5–7 p.m.

Recent work including drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, photography and printmaking by art and design faculty. Closed July 4, August 1- September 6. Open 1st Fridays, June 1 and September 7, 5-9 p.m.