Announcing the 2018-2019 Exhibition Season

INVISIBLE PEOPLE: The Art of Neil Shigley
September 8 to October 27, 2018

San Diego based artist Neil Shigley’s work explores the subject of homelessness by giving visibility to homeless individuals through large-scale portraits. The exhibition is in partnership with the Syracuse homeless outreach organization, In My Father’s Kitchen.

 

STITCHING STORIES: Thread, Needle, Narrative. The Quilts of Ellen M. Blalock
November 10, 2018 to January 12, 2019

This exhibit will include a broad array of Syracuse artist Ellen M. Blalock quilting work from the past 20 years and aims to include two new quilts that she is currently creating as part of new series of work dealing with mental health in the African American community.

 

KOKOM LENA of the First Nation Algonquin: The Photographs of Michael Greenlar
February 2 to March 23, 2019

Syracuse photographer Michael Greenlar documented four generations of Algonquins in the bush of Quebec, Canada for almost 20 years. The work focuses on the matriarch Lena Nottaway and the knowledge she passed on through her 15 children. The series is a testament to the cultural survival of the Algonquin people of Barrier Lake, La Verendrye Park, Quebec, Canada. The exhibition is in partnership with Ska*nonh – Great Law of Peace Center.

 

FROM GODS TO SOCIAL JUSTICE: Indian Folk Artists Challenging Traditions
April 6 to May 18, 2019

The exhibit will feature two painting styles of eastern India; Bengali scrolls and Mithila paintings. Both of these art forms have morphed and changed in contemporary India, creating space for artists to comment on topics such as violence against women, female infanticide, political corruption, climate change, and war. This exhibit is from the collections of Geraldine Forbes, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of SUNY Oswego, and Susan Wadley, Ford Maxwell Professor of South Asia at Syracuse University.

 

 

ABOUT-FACE: 50 Years after Stonewall. The Paintings of Joe Radoccia
June 1 to July 12, 2019

Hudson Valley artist, Joe Radoccia’s painted portraits pay homage to LGBTQ elders. Radoccia says his paintings “represent our hard won freedom to be present, to be as out and visible and large as we want to be. The scale of the paintings acknowledges the magnitude of the change in attitudes and acceptance that has unfolded in the 50 years since Stonewall. This exhibition is in collaboration with CNY PrideSAGE Upstate.