ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY


IN GOD’S HOUSE: The Photographs of Robert Knight

November 19, 2016toJanuary 21, 2017

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Funding for this project has been made possible in part by:
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CNY Reads: Central Library Teen Photography Club

January 6, 2017toFebruary 20, 2017

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Photographs inspired by The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian

Currently displayed in the ArtRage Gallery windows is a collection of photos taken in August 2016 by participants in Central Library’s Teen Photography Club. The assignment was to read quotes from the CNY Reads 2017 book, The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian and take photos inspired by the story in Downtown Syracuse. Bohjalian’s book is based on the real-life story of Bob “Soupy” Campbell, a well-known photographer who ended up in a homeless shelter during the last years of his life.

The Double Bind has been chosen as 2017’s CNY Reads One Book selection, and we are proud to present these photographs as part of the committee’s slate of programs. For more information on CNY Reads and their programs, please see their website at, or visit your local public library.



UNWRAPPING VANESSA: Fiber Memory Art by Vanessa Johnson

February 11, 2017toMarch 25, 2017


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

Mary Bronner, Margrit Diehl, Lynn Fallon & Greg Daily, Therese Deegan,
Sam Gruber & Zoe Meighan, Bruce & Nancy McCoy, Harvey & Dorothy Pearl,
Ellen Schwartz, Mary Slechta, Gail Sustare and Carmen Viviano-Crafts

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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.



Funding for this project has been made possible in part by:

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Diana Cramer, Therese Deegan, Lanny Freshman & Rae Kramer,
Julie Gozan & Tom Keck, Diane Grafly & Paul Pearce, Bruce Grannan,
Elizabeth Koldney & Barbara Sutton, Jack Mannion, Lydia & Jerry Miner,
Lleni Pach, Carole Resnick, Michael Riecke & Anthony McEaehern,
Madeline Spadola, Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane,
and Patricia & Jorge Torretti in honor of Sidney Manes

Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead

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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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Margrit Diehl, Lynn Fallon & Greg Daily, Phil & Marilyn Frankel,
Lanny Freshman & Rae Kramer, Gegensatz Press, Barbara & Barry Gordon,
Wendy Harris, Deborah Holler, Donna & Phil Muhs McCarten, Deirdre Neilen,
Carole Resnick, Alan Rosenthal and Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane

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