ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY

Exhibitions

GLOBALissues. CLIMATEmatters. SocialCHANGE.

September 6, 2014 12:00 pmtoOctober 18, 2014 4:00 pm
Design credit 2014 Laurie Gilmore Selleck

Opening Reception Saturday, September 6th from 7-9pm

G.C.C. is the first juried exhibition hosted by the ArtRage Gallery! The submission process was open to all contemporary artists, including Central New York artists, who are creating work that fits the ArtRage mission to inspire resistance, promote social awareness, support social justice, challenge preconceptions, and encourage cultural change.   The result is an exhibition of the work of 24 artists, one-third of whom are from Central New York, that reveals their diverse talent and demonstrates the range of social and environmental issues that concern many of today’s artists. The exhibition had three jurors: Mary Murray, the curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute; Debora Ryan, an independent curator whose more than two decades of museum experience include 13 years as the curator at the Everson Museum of Art; and Rose Viviano, ArtRage Gallery’s curator and director.

Exhibiting Artists:

Ben Altman, Marlena Buczek Smith, Christine Chin, Paula Everitt, Justyne Fischer, Aaron Greiner, Kathe A. Harrington, Ruth A. Keitz, Mollie Kellogg, Robert Knight, Stephen Koharian, Pam McLaughlin, Richard Meyer, Bobbette M. Morgan, Andrew Ortiz, Paul W. Pearce, Jim Ridlon, Elizabeth S. Riker, Stone Riley, Debra Roach, Justin Wayne Shaw, James Skvarch, Steven Stark and Katelyn Tudi.

Exhibition Sponsors: John & Dolores Brule, Bob Gates & Deborah Welsh, Barry & Barbara Gordon, Wendy Harris, Barb Kobritz, Deirdre Neilen, George Savage, Ellen Schwartz, Mary Slecta, Gail Sustare, Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane and Anita Welych

Season Sponsors: Brian Caufield & Kathy Barry, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, Ann Jamison, Mary Kuhn, Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Vince Sgambati & Jack Stevens, Tupper Property Management, Jeff Unaitis, Ron VanNorstrand and Amy Zamkoff

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TRANS*CENDING GENDER

November 8, 2014 12:00 pmtoJanuary 17, 2015 4:00 pm

Copyright Gavin Laurence Rouille

Opening Reception Saturday, November 8th from 7-9pm

The work of Gavin Laurence Rouille and Rhys Harper

Indiana-based Rouille’s conceptual art poses questions about masculinity and femininity, traditional gender norms, and what shapes identity. Be it erroneous assumptions, the hurdles of transitioning, or violence (including murder), Rouille’s art lays bare the challenges that transgender and gender-nonconforming people face daily.

Copyright Rhys Harper

But people are more than their challenges, and Syracuse photographer and videographer Rhys Harper’s classically lit black and-white images reflect this sentiment. Harper’s photographs invite the viewer to see his subjects as more than their gender identities. They are teachers, musicians, parents…

Through Rouille’s printmaking and Harper’s photography, Trans*cending Gender presents both the challenges and the real people who live beyond these challenges. Transgender Day of Remembrance – November 20th – falls during the run of this exhibition, when we memorialize those who have died because of transphobia, the fear and hatred of transgender and gender-nonconforming people.

Trans*cending Gender Project in the news!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/28/the-transcending-gender-project_n_5399813.html?utm_hp_ref=gay-voices=  

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/06/transcending_gender_syracuse_photographer_transgender.html#comments

http://www.bilerico.com/2014/05/the_transcending_gender_project_picture_tells_a_st.php=

Exhibition Sponsors: John & Dolores Brule, Terri & Vince Cook, Therese A. Deegan, John Haritatos, Joseph Leonard, Marguerite Mitchell, Deirdre Neilen, Mara Sapon-Shevin, Madeline Spadola, Julie Gozan & Tom Keck, Dr. Erica Vernold Miller, Carmen Viviano-Crafts and Peter Waack.

Season Sponsors: Brian Caufield & Kathy Barry, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, Ann Jamison, Mary Kuhn, Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Vince Sgambati & Jack Stevens, Tupper Property Management, Jeff Unaitis, Ron VanNorstrand and Amy Zamkoff

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SELMA to MONTGOMERY MARCH AT 50: Civil Rights Photographs by Matt Herron

February 7, 2015 12:00 pmtoMarch 28, 2015 4:00 pm

© Matt Herron

Opening Reception Saturday, February 7th from 7-9pm

Matt Herron served as a volunteer photographer for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) primarily in Alabama and Mississippi during the 1960’s. In the summer of 1964, Herron organized a team of eight photographers, The Southern Documentary Project, in an attempt to record the rapid social change taking place in the South. Photographer Dorothea Lange served as informal adviser to the project. His photographs were published in LIFE, LOOK and in other national press. The 1965 Selma marches were pivotal events in the Civil Rights Movement, bringing international attention to the brutality of racist segregation and amplifying Alabama’s denial of voting rights to African Americans. Herron’s powerful photographs convey not just the political but the personal impact of this momentous struggle.

VOTE! © Matt Herron

Eight days after the “Bloody Sunday” first march, President Lyndon Johnson submitted the Voting Rights Act to Congress. It became law August 6, 1965. In 1960 there were 53,336 African Americans registered to vote in Alabama. In 1990, there were 537,285. The historical importance of Selma’s 50th is magnified by current right-wing anti-democracy attacks on voting rights that include the Supreme Court’s June 25, 2013, gutting of the Voting Rights Act and over 20 states passage of voter suppression ID laws.

Exhibition Sponsors: Carol Baum, John & Dolores Brule, Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin, Bob Gates & Deborah Welsh, Jack Mannion, Carole Resnick, George Savage, Ellen Schwartz, Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane and Peter Waack

Season Sponsors: Brian Caufield & Kathy Barry, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, Ann Jamison, Mary Kuhn, Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Vince Sgambati & Jack Stevens, Tupper Property Management, Jeff Unaitis, Ron VanNorstrand and Amy Zamkoff

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CAPILLARY REACTION: Hydrofracking and Irrevocable Loss – The paintings of Ron Throop

April 11, 2015 12:00 pmtoMay 23, 2015 4:00 pm

The Trout Swims Joyfully in a River Pool of Toluene Paint Thinner
© 2012 Ron Throop

Hailing from Oswego, New York, Ron Throop is a prolific expressionist painter. This exhibition is selected from his on-going Fracking Series. Throop began painting on the subject in 2009, concerned that the process of hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale for natural gas has the potential of poisoning the groundwater for hundreds of thousands of people for many generations. He says, “We know a lot about the environment and the fragile balance that exists wherever man settles his toxic prejudice. Yet for some wicked reason the government by the people, and for the people, wants to persuade the people to consider this action as an economic opportunity. This will be a show to shame the governor and his corporatists out of their fine Italian suits. Art and artists must take up the moral torch. We have the ability to create an imagined memory before it’s too late to turn back. The 21st century artist has a mission to make sense common once again.”

Exhibition Sponsors: Therese A. Deegan, Lynn Fallon & Greg Daily, Mark Feldman & Chris Riley, Wendy Harris, Nancy McCoy, David Prince, Carole Resnick, George Savage, Anita Welych

Season Sponsors: Brian Caufield & Kathy Barry, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, Ann Jamison, Mary Kuhn, Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Vince Sgambati & Jack Stevens, Tupper Property Management, Jeff Unaitis, Ron VanNorstrand and Amy Zamkoff

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IMPRESSIONS: South Sudan – The Photographs of Michelle Gabel and Bruce Strong

June 6, 2015 12:00 pmtoJuly 18, 2015 4:00 pm

Copyright Michelle Gabel

Impressions: South Sudan features photographs by Michelle Gabel, a photojournalist with the Syracuse Media Group  and graduate student at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, and Bruce Strong, a multimedia storyteller and Newhouse School professor.
Maureen Sieh’s commentary provides a background for the photographs. Now an independent journalist based in Africa, Sieh is a former reporter and editor for Syracuse Newspapers, where she focused on ethnic community issues. Made on separate trips, Strong’s and Gabel’s photographs represent specific conditions and struggles of the South Sudanese before the formation of an autonomous South Sudan in 2011.

Copyright Bruce Strong

While these images are specific to a time and place-after the second Sudanese civil war, which ended in 2005-the photographs reflect the rampant poverty and public health crisis as well as the dignity and grace of a people who persevere despite centuries of conflict. Sieh’s commentary is based on her 2009 trip to South Sudan and her decade-long experience reporting on the Lost Boys, dating from their arrival in Syracuse in 2001. The exhibition reminds us of the debilitating effects of all wars -those in Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela and other nations including South Sudan, where the situation remains in flux and renewed violence continues today.

Exhibition Sponsors: Esther Adelson, Ed Becker, Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin, Bob Gates & Deborah Welsh, Aimee Koval, Carol Ann Lorenz, Ann Tiffany &Ed Kinane, Carmen Viviano-Crafts

Season Sponsors: Brian Caufield & Kathy Barry, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, Ann Jamison, Mary Kuhn, Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Vince Sgambati & Jack Stevens, Tupper Property Management, Jeff Unaitis, Ron VanNorstrand and Amy Zamkoff

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