ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY

Exhibitions

TRANS*CENDING GENDER

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

Copyright Gavin Laurence Rouille

The work of Gavin Laurence Rouille and Rhys Harper

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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.

Special Thanks & Gratitude to:

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

Season Sponsors: Brian Caufield & Kathy Barry, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, The Holtz Family Fund, 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

OPENING RECEPTION ~ Saturday, April 11th from 7-9pm

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, Shirley & Larry Novak, David Prince, Carole Resnick, George Savage, Anita Welych

Season Sponsors: Brian Caufield & Kathy Barry, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, The Holtz Family Fund, 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

OPENING RECEPTION ~ Saturday, June 6th from 7-9pm

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.

This exhibition is funded in part by the
Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation

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

Season Sponsors: Brian Caufield & Kathy Barry, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan, The Holtz Family Fund, 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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