ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY

Exhibitions

THE GLOBAL CITIZEN: Graphic Art of Marlena Buczek Smith

September 12, 2015toOctober 24, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th from 7-9pm
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BORDERLINES: The Art of Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

November 14, 2015toJanuary 16, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14th from 7-9pm

This solo exhibition is, in part, the result of Consuelo Underwood creating a site-specific mixed media installation on an ArtRage gallery wall. It will also include a selection of her fiber and woven art from the past thirty years. Underwood says her work “is a reflection of personal border experiences: the interconnectedness of societies, insisting on beauty in struggle, and celebrating the notion of ‘seeing’ this world through my tri-cultural lens. I think we, as a nation, should be taking care of the land and its flowers. The ‘borders’ are taking a toll on the flora and fauna of America. The ecological balance has been altered and the ‘border’ is creating a desert wasteland that will cross the entire North American continent.”

A fiber artist and weaver, Underwood is the daughter of a Chicana mother and a father of Huichol Indian descent, both migrant agricultural workers.

© Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, At University Art Gallery, CSU Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

EXHIBITION SPONSORS:

Mark Feldman & Christine Riley, Geraldine Forbes & Sidney Greenblatt,
Phil & Marilyn Frankel, Bob Gates & Deborah Welsh,
Deirdre Neilen, Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane, Anita Welych and Zaker/Sanders Family

SEASON SPONSORS:

Kathy Barry & Brian Caufield, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, John & Dolores Brule,
Chana Bursztyn, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, Harry Heilman,
David & Jeanne Holstein, The Holtz Family Fund, Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash,
Ann Jamison, Mary Kuhn, Joe Leonard, Walter & Lauren Melnikow,
Shirley & Larry Novak, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, George Savage,
Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Cindy Seymour & Laura Serway,
Tupper Property Management, Jeff Unaitis,
Ron Van Norstrand, Amy Zamkoff and Anonymous (2)

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BLACKOUT: Through the Veiled Eyes of Others

February 6, 2016toMarch 19, 2016

Racist Memorabilia from the Collection of William Berry, Jr.

OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6th from 7-9pm

Berry’s collection highlights how ordinary household artifacts have distorted how generations of Americans view people of African descent as somehow less than human. Mainstream media may refer to a post-racial 21st century America, but stereotypes and distortions of Black people persist nonetheless. This exhibition invites viewers to confront how everyday objects support and perpetuate racism.

“I remember at a certain point in time there was an argument that Black people should seek to have this stuff destroyed,” says Berry. “My position was that you always want to remember what happens when you allow someone to define who you are.”

A retired higher education administrator, Berry currently publishes the online literary journal, aaduna. He has researched and reflected on the variations of racial thinking since the 1960s, and started to collect “differing” images of Black identity in the early 1970s.

EXHIBITION SPONSORS:

Edgewood Gallery, Bob Gates & Deborah Welsh, John Haritatos,
Marjorie Head, Barbara Kobritz, Ellen McKinnon,
Dr. Erica Vernold Miller, Carole Resnick, Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane,
Mary Traynor, Carmen Viviano-Crafts and Anita Welych

SEASON SPONSORS:

Kathy Barry & Brian Caufield, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, John & Dolores Brule,
Chana Bursztyn, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, Harry Heilman,
David & Jeanne Holstein, The Holtz Family Fund, Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash,
Ann Jamison, Mary Kuhn, Joe Leonard, Walter & Lauren Melnikow,
Shirley & Larry Novak, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, George Savage,
Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Cindy Seymour & Laura Serway,
Tupper Property Management, Jeff Unaitis,
Ron Van Norstrand, Amy Zamkoff and Anonymous (2)

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PEOPLE WHO CAME TO MY HOUSE: Portraits by Syracuse Area Photographers

April 9, 2016toMay 21, 2016

© 2006-07 Ben Altman

OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY, APRIL 9 from 7-9pm

Photographers usually venture out into the world to find their subjects. This time, a group of Syracuse area photographers allowed the world to come to them. Their portraits of service providers, delivery people, and sales people, along with brief biographical details, peer inside the intricate connections and communities of the Syracuse area.

Curated by Ben Altman and Syracuse photographer Bob Gates, the project challenges us to think about the many ways in which we depend on one another for the necessities and comforts of our daily lives. It also creates a portrait of the home life of each photographer.

© 2015 Marilu Lopez Fretts

Altman and Gates have based their exhibition on work that Altman, who now lives in the Ithaca area, began in Chicago nearly ten years ago. The economic, class, and ethnic questions that his work raises inspired us to do this in our own community.

EXHIBITION SPONSORS:

Carol Baum, Julia Ganson, Barbara & Barry Gordon,
Michael DeSalvo & Nick Orth
Liz Koldney & Barbara Sutton, Jack Mannion,
Norma Tippett, Carmen Viviano-Crafts and Zaker/Sanders Family

SEASON SPONSORS:

Kathy Barry & Brian Caufield, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, John & Dolores Brule,
Chana Bursztyn, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, Harry Heilman,
David & Jeanne Holstein, The Holtz Family Fund, Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash,
Ann Jamison, Mary Kuhn, Joe Leonard, Walter & Lauren Melnikow,
Shirley & Larry Novak, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, George Savage,
Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Cindy Seymour & Laura Serway,
Tupper Property Management, Jeff Unaitis,
Ron Van Norstrand, Amy Zamkoff and Anonymous (2)

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IN POOR TASTE: The Genetically Modified Foods Kitchen

June 4, 2016toJuly 16, 2016

© Christine Chin

OPENING RECEPTION
SATURDAY, JUNE 4th from 7-9pm

Created by Christine Chin, The Genetically Modified Foods Kitchen explores the controversial technology that allows us to transfer genes between species. Part human and part vegetable, Chin’s Vegetable Human Hybrids make visible the usually invisible process of genetic modification.  In the familiar context of a cookbook and a cooking show, these creations bring concerns about the ethics and politics of biotechnology into the domestic space. Playing with both humor and the grotesque, Chin’s photographs encourage people to consider how technology affects our society and our dinner plates.

Christine Chin is an artist whose work makes ironic commentary on contemporary issues of technology and the environment. She has addressed artificial intelligence, healthcare and alternative energy. She has exhibited at the New York Hall of Science, Art Basel Miami, and Canon Communication Space, Beijing. She has an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico and teaches in the Department of Art and Architecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

EXHIBITION SPONSORS:

Therese Deegan, Margrit Diehl, Lynn Fallon & Greg Daily,
Barbara & Barry Gordon, Dr. Marianna Kaufman,
Nancy & Bruce McCoy, Donna & Phil Muhs-McCarten and Carole Resnick

SEASON SPONSORS:

Kathy Barry & Brian Caufield, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, John & Dolores Brule,
Chana Bursztyn, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, Harry Heilman,
David & Jeanne Holstein, The Holtz Family Fund, Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash,
Ann Jamison, Mary Kuhn, Joe Leonard, Walter & Lauren Melnikow,
Shirley & Larry Novak, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, George Savage,
Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Cindy Seymour & Laura Serway,
Tupper Property Management, Jeff Unaitis,
Ron Van Norstrand, Amy Zamkoff and Anonymous (2)

Become an exhibition sponsor!
A donation of $100 lists you as an exhibition sponsor.