Gallery Talk: William Knodel & Nancy Keefe Rhodes

February 16, 2012 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

William Knodel & Nancy Keefe Rhodes
Tintype portrait by Keliy Anderson-Staley

A Third Thursday Event! (Th3)

Collector and Curator will give a presentation surrounding their work on the ArtRage exhibition, Men Only – Vernacular Photographs of  Male Affection from the collection of Willam Knodel, curated by Nancy Keefe Rhodes.

William Knodel began collecting images of men, now close to 400 in number, in the 1970s. He calls this exhibition an expression of tikun olam, the Jewish ideal that each person in partnership with G-d has a charge to repair the world, leaving it better. He has lived in six countries and was married to a treasured Canadian fellow named Keith. William presently lives in Syracuse, to which he
returned after being widowed in 2006.

Nancy Keefe Rhodes is a writer, editor and curator whose work covers film, photo and visual arts. As recipient of a Light Work grant, she curated A Tender Record: The Early Black-and-White Photographs of Marjory Wilkins, shown at Light Work Gallery and at ArtRage. She also curated Hand-in-Hand: Artist and Public in Depression-era America for SUArts, and in 2013 will curate an exhibition of Civil War-era photographer George Barnard from the collection of Onondaga Historical Association. Nancy sits on Syracuse’s Public Arts Commission, teaches film theory in Transmedia at Syracuse University and is founding editor of Stone Canoe Journal‘s Moving Images section.

Free to the Public.