India and South Africa are represented in a multi-exhibit show at SU Art Galleries
This winter SU Art Galleries continues to emphasize international art. Its current exhibits showcase Mithila paintings from Northern India, works by contemporary printmakers from Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, and South African artist William Kentridge, renowned for his ability to create in various media.
Local artists Wendy Harris and Willson Cummer re-evaluate their strategies
From time to time, artists reassess their work, as they first find success with one project and then feel the urge to move in a different direction. This could be a change in subject, a modifying of technique or even a shift in media. During the past year Syracuse artists Wendy Harris and Willson Cummer have both gone through a transitional process.
Triple Feature: three-artist show
The Edgewood Gallery’s new show Crystal Glow fits in nicely with the venue's general approach to group exhibitions. On one hand, it displays pieces by three artists, all of whom work in different media and have distinct styles. On the other, the exhibit has a unifying element, one that arises from the works themselves instead of some artificial linkage.
Check out some “off court” photos from SU v. Duke
Syracuse New Times photographer Michael Davis turned his camera lens "Off Court" at the recent Syracuse v. Duke basketball game on Saturday February 1st at the Carrier Dome. Check out the photos below:
Out of This World: The astronomical imagination of Aspen Mays
Aspen Mays is an artist who finds wonderment in the physical universe, in stars, planets and much more. For Newspaper Rock, on display at the Light Work Gallery, Mays is interested in human attempts to investigate that universe, although she concludes that its beauty is beyond measure or evaluation. Mays, it should be noted, isn’t an armchair observer. At an isolated site on Chile’s Atacama Desert, she viewed a night sky unpolluted by city lights. Using her eyes instead of a telescope, she found staggering beauty in the Milky Way. She also traveled to the Southwest United States, to a 20-square-foot area known as Newspaper Rock, where Native Americans from several cultures carved petroglyphs depicting humans, animals and symbols on a cliff wall. The carving of drawings on the wall began almost 2,000 years ago. To communicate her artistic vision, Mays’ photography is done with a nontraditional approach. In the darkroom, she uses dodging, burning and masking tools. She has developed her own forms, patterns and pictograms. Consider, for example, an untitled piece dominated by intense green color. The caption refers to “fireflies inside the body of my camera, 8:37-8:39 p.m., June 28, 2007.” That the event took place at night has some significance, but the artwork implies that the fireflies themselves are far more important. Here Mays isn’t mocking the collection of data; she’s merely saying that perspective is critical.
A unique model for Syracuse’s small arts groups
“Can we show them the way we end our meetings?” Karen Mihalyi asked before she took her friends into her arms and embraced them vigorously as the ballroom in the CNY Philanthropy Center, on East Fayette Street, burst into applause.
Niki Dellios abstracts on view through January at BC Restaurant
Thursday January 23rd marked the opening reception for artist Niki Dellios' "Frost and Stars" - a collection of work on view at BC Restaurant through the end of January.
Michael Davis captures photos of Syracuse’s Armory Square.
Originally considered the "outskirts" of town, Armory Square in downtown Syracuse has served as the center-point for downtown re-development. Syracuse New Times photographer captures the essence of 'The Armory' in this collection of photographs taken in January 2014.
New Times photographer Michael Davis looks back at 2013 in photos.
Photographer Michael Davis has been capturing the people, places and events of Central New York for 30+ years at the Syracuse New Times. This year he has selected twelve photographs that look back at 2013 from an "alternative" angle.
Area galleries filled their walls with a host of strong exhibits
During 2013, local galleries and museums staged exhibitions featuring a wide range of styles and subjects. Indeed, Central New York venues displayed Andy Warhol’s prints, contemporary quilts, Haitian art, and work associated with the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century.