ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY


IN POOR TASTE: The Genetically Modified Foods Kitchen

June 4, 2016toJuly 16, 2016


FINDING YOUR POWER: Paintings by Robert Shetterly

September 10, 2016toNovember 12, 2016

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From the Americans Who Tell the Truth series

Robert Shetterly’s portraits highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness. We bring back this popular series with an entirely different collection of portraits from those we exhibited in 2010. This work, selected from over 200 paintings in the Americans Who Tell The Truth series, centers around the theme of “Finding Your Power” and includes portraits of several Central New York activists painted as a result of Shetterly’s time in Syracuse. It highlights many individuals of humble beginnings who, despite their circumstance, or in some cases because of it, realized their power to affect change through their activism.

“My work offers a link between the community of people who struggled for justice in our past and the community of people who are doing it now. To participate in that struggle can be very hard, but it is also a place to find deep friendship, shared courage, respect and dignity. And, only by participating in that struggle will we find hope, or deserve to.”     — Robert Shetterly

To learn more about the series visit the Americans Who Tell The Truth website.

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IN GOD’S HOUSE: The Photographs of Robert Knight

November 19, 2016toJanuary 21, 2017

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 In God’s House examines religious diversity as a reflection of the contemporary immigration crisis and demographic shifts facing Europe. Knight’s photographs of religious services juxtapose historic Christian churches with contemporary mosques in cities across Europe, revealing both similarities and differences between faiths. The resulting images allow us to consider not only our contemporary relationship to religion but also our relationship to those different than ourselves.

Robert Knight, originally from Boston, Massachusetts is a Professor of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He is a recipient of a 2016 Light Work Grant in Photography.


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UNWRAPPING VANESSA: Fiber Memory Art by Vanessa Johnson

February 11, 2017toMarch 25, 2017

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Unwrapping Vanessa, by Syracuse fiber artist and storyteller Vanessa Johnson, highlights a new body of work that honors the voices of women and girls who continue to influence the artist’s life, and speaks to her own transnational experience through the women who inspire her. Vanessa is a Griot, a writer, a playwright, an actor, a fiber artist, a museum consultant, a community activist, a historian, and an educator.

“I am a quilt of all the Women and Girls that I have met on my life journey; the telling of their struggles, triumphs, and defeats. I learned who I was though their testimonies, and used their stories to develop how I fought my own battles in creating an Identity as a Woman of African Descent living in the United States. These stories shaped my definition of Social Justice, and influenced my own activism. Without these Voices, these Stories, I would not be who I am today.” – Vanessa Johnson

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AT ALL COSTS: Photographs of American Workers by Earl Dotter

April 8, 2017toMay 20, 2017


Earl Dotter has been photographing American workers on the job for over forty years. Beginning in the Appalachian coalfields in the early 1970’s and continuing to the present, he has put a human face on those who labor, often in dangerous and unhealthy conditions. In 2007, Dotter’s Coal Mining Series was added to the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The Occupational Health Clinical Center of Syracuse is the primary collaborator on this exhibition, and much of the work in the exhibition comes from their private collection.

Video by Ferrini Productions featuring the poem “There are Different Ways of Knowing” by Chuck Levenstein and the photographs of Earl Dotter.



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June 3, 2017toJuly 15, 2017

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   From Civil Rights & Anti-Viet Nam War to Black Lives Matter & Climate Justice

Posters, employing powerful imagery and succinct text, have been an inspirational part of social change movements around the world. Spanning over 50 years, this exhibition includes posters from women’s, LGBTQ, and anti-nuke movements as well as work surrounding resistance to U.S. aggression in Central America. The published and distributed posters of the Syracuse Cultural Workers (SCW) make up the majority of this exhibition. SCW, celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2017, is the largest publisher of progressive, feminist posters in North America. Additional posters will come from the massive archive of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) based in Los Angeles.

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