ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY

WE ALL FALL DOWN: The Art of Donalee Peden Wesley

February 3, 2018 12:00 pmtoMarch 24, 2018 4:00 pm
WAFD-Encroachment V-web“Encroachment V” by Donalee Peden Wesley

The mixed-media drawings in this exhibition focus on the human/animal relationship. They are a testament to the plight of animals when forced to interact with humans. Encroachment, factory farming, medical research, military experiments, fur industry, trophy hunters, puppy mills and extinction are a few of the topics addressed. Penden Wesley chooses not to show the horrific or to shock, but to address the issues and invite the viewer to reflect, discuss, question and in turn help to resolve problems.


Donalee Peden Wesley, received her BFA and MFA from Syracuse University on a full Jacob Javitts Fellowship. She has taught for over 15 years at numerous universities and colleges among them SUNY Oswego, University of Wisconsin Madison, Cazenovia College and Hamilton College. She currently teaches at Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College. Donalee’s work has been published in multiple books and magazines. She has received numerous awards and fellowships among them The National Endowment for The Arts and The New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work is included in many public collections including: The Everson Museum; Munson William Proctor; SUNY at Brockport, Liberal Arts Building and the Drawing Institute to name a few, as well as extensive private collections worldwide.

Exhibition Sponsors:
Edgewood Gallery – Cheryl Chappell, Phyliss Creamer, Julia Ganson,
Barbara & Barry Gordon, Nancy & Bruce McCoy,
Anthony McRachern & Michael Riecke and Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane

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