October 8, 20147:00 pmto9:00 pm
Join us for an Artist Talk featuring two CNY artists, Ben Altman of Ithaca, NY and Paul Pearce from Syracuse, NY. Both artists are featured in GLOBALissues. CLIMATEmatters. socialCHANGE.
photo credit copyright 2012 Neil Chowdury
Ben Altman trained as an artist by studying Physics, towing icebergs, racing sailboats, and working as a commercial photographer. After moving to the United States from his native England in the early 1980’s he spent twenty-five years in Chicago; he now lives near Ithaca, New York. In addition to photography Ben works with sound, installation, assemblage, video, participation, and a collective. His work has been exhibited recently in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. “The More That Is Taken Away” is fiscally sponsored by Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts, and received a Film Finishing Funds grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. Talk Tompkins was awarded a 2014 Artist in Community Decentralization grant. With 2×2 Collective Ben was a resident artist in 2012 at Sculpture Space, Utica, New York. He is an alumnus of NYFA’s MARK professional development program.
photo credit copyright 2012 Bob Gates
Paul W. Pearce lives and works in the house where he grew up, in Mattydale, NY. He was drafted into the army and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Artillery. He fought in the central highlands of Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. He completed his MA in Art (Printmaking and Photography) at SUNY Oswego where he currently teaches Photography in the Art department. As a staff member of the Syracuse Peace Council, he worked in their print shop (SPC Press) and coordinated their cable TV program, “The People’s 60 Minutes” (SPC-TV) for over twenty years. He was a co-director of Altered Space gallery in Syracuse, NY. His work has been exhibited locally and nationally. He was awarded grants from Light Work in 1981 and 2008.
Free to the Public. Light refreshments served.