On Oct. 9, the Everson Museum of Art (401 Harrison St.; 474-6064) opens Turner to Cezanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales.
The exhibit traces the collection’s development, highlights individual
works by Paul Cezanne, Joseph M.W. Turner, Edouard Manet and other
well-known artists, exploring connections among the pieces. Beyond
that, the show, which runs through Jan. 3, surveys the evolution of
Blue period: Claude Monet’s “Palazzo Dario” contributes soothing colors and calming waters to the Everson’s examination of impressionism, Turner to Cezanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, on display through Jan. 3.
Another downtown venue, the Onondaga Historical Association (321 Montgomery St.; 428-1864) premieres Syracuse During the Time of Impressionism,
intended to complement the Everson show. In this exhibition, OHA
presents clothing, artworks and archival material interpreting life in
Syracuse at the time of the Impressionist painters, roughly 1880 to
1916. The exhibit runs through Jan. 3.
OHA also had a hand in developing a second exhibit, Renewal of a Community: Onondaga Lake’s Historic Role in Creating Syracuse’s Identity. It’s on display at Syracuse Technology Garden
(235 Harrison St.; 474-0910) with a Thursday, Sept. 10, reception from
5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit displays more than a dozen images, drawn
primarily from OHA’s collection, that explore the lake’s history,
industrial use and current-day status.
(501 W. Fayette St.; 425-7500) begins its fall season on Sept. 10, with
a show displaying varied artworks: Phil Parsons’ oils, Barbara Stoute’s
drawings and photos taken by Bill Storm. In addition, the gallery’s
“wild-card slot” showcases Tanya Kirouac’s encaustics. All four artists
will be feted at a reception running from 5 to 8 p.m.
Just a few blocks from Delavan, the Warehouse Gallery (350 W. Fayette St.; 443-6410) is preparing for the Sept. 17 debut of Marco Maggi: American Ream.
He’s an artist intensely interested in perceptions of visual symbols,
in political connotations of maps, and how we process information in
the modern age. He’s exhibited his work in the USA, Europe and Latin
America. At the Warehouse Gallery, Maggi is creating an installation
from paper. He will attend a 5 p.m. reception on Sept. 17.
A second Maggi exhibit, featuring sculptures and other pieces, kicks off on the same day at Point of Contact Gallery (914 E. Genesee St.; 443-2169), with a reception beginning at 6 p.m.
The Community Folk Art Center (805 E. Genesee St.; 442-2230) opens Power and Pride: An Elizabeth Catlett Retrospective
on Saturday, Sept. 12. Catlett is an artist whose career spans almost
70 years and whose powerful prints reference subjects ranging from
segregation to poverty to lynchings. Best known for works such as
“Sharecropper” and “Survivor,” Catlett has created prints celebrating
African-American and Mexican women, as well as varied sculptures. The
artist, who’s lived in Mexico since 1947, is slated to attend a Sept.
19 reception that begins at 3 p.m. On Sept. 18, CFAC will show Betty y Poncho, a movie about Catlett and her husband, printmaker Francisco Mora.
At Syracuse University, Light Work (316 Waverly Ave.; 443-1300) is showing Barry Anderson’s video and sound installation, Ectoplasmic Response. On Sept. 29, the artist will lecture from 6 to 8 p.m.; prior to his talk, there will be a reception beginning at 5 p.m.
In addition, Light Work hosts a second
exhibit showcasing works created by winners of the 2009 Light Work
Grants. The pieces include Stephen Shaner’s images documenting
artifacts found at El Mozote, El Salvador, site of a horrific massacre
in which hundreds of villagers were killed in 1981; Laura Adams Guth’s Guilty Pleasures: Little Lolitas,
focusing on collectible dolls; and time-based architectural drawings
created by Karen Brummund. She draws a building, digitally enlarges the
drawing and then prints it on sheets of paper.
“On the Fence”: The display at SU Art Galleries’ exhibit, Winslow Homer’s Empire State: Houghton Farm and Beyond,
shows how Homer romanticized agrarians at leisure. This work appears
courtesy of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
(Shaffer Art Building on the SU Quad; 443-3784) has several shows
either featuring Winslow Homer’s artworks or providing context for
understanding the American art scene of the late 19th century. The
major exhibit, Winslow Homer’s Empire State: Houghton Farm and Beyond,
presents 27 of his pieces and examines a critical period in his
artistic development. Additional exhibitions deal with printmaking in
the United States during the same time period, with prints by Homer and
other artists that appeared in various magazines, and with the art of
illustrating during this period. Various lectures and events complement
the exhibits: A symposium, “Winslow Homer in the 1870s: A Time of
Crisis in American Culture,” is scheduled for Sept. 25-26. The show
runs through Oct. 11.
(505 Hawley Ave.; 218-5711) is bringing to town the Beehive, an
artistic collective based in Machias, Maine. An exhibition will show
the hive’s posters and large banners and delve into the group’s visual
treatment of issues such as biotechnology and free trade. The show
opens on Sept. 17; that evening, members of the collective will talk
from 6 to 7:30 p.m., before a reception.
At the Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
on the Onondaga Community College Campus (498-2787), the initial fall
show features paintings by Gary Trento, an artist known for distinctive
portraits and views of domestic scenes. He will be feted at two
receptions on Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to noon, and again from 5 to 7
p.m. The Trento exhibit closes on Oct. 8. After that, sculptor Mary
Giehl’s one-woman exhibition opens on Oct. 12.
Around town, a variety of other galleries either have exhibits under way or are about to debut new shows. The Edgewood Gallery
(216 Tecumseh Road.; 445-8111) hangs its current exhibition until
Friday, Sept. 11, displaying David Webster’s ceramics works, Bob Gates’
imaginative photos and Marna Bell’s images of street scenes in Brighton
Beach and Chinatown, New York City. The next show, a retrospective
celebrating the gallery’s 20-year history and consisting of works by 56
artists, kicks off on Sept. 18. A reception will be held from 6 to 9
Le Moyne College’s Wilson Art Gallery,
inside the Noreen Reale Falcone Library (445-4513) will present Barry
Darling’s paintings and Charlie Wollowitz’s sculptures from Monday,
Sept. 14, through Oct. 9.
In Fayetteville, the Limestone Art & Framing Gallery
(207 Brooklea Drive; 632-4445) is showing John Wilkinson’s sculptures,
Diana Whiting’s digital photos and Yolanda Tooley’s gelatin silver
prints. That exhibition finishes Sept. 18. The next exhibit, opening
Sept. 25, features work by a trio of artists: Ellen Haffar, Len Eichler
and Robert Niedzwiecki.
Associated Artists has again mounted its annual juried members show at the Manlius Library (1 Arkie Albanese Drive, Manlius; 682-6400). On Sunday, Sept. 13, there’s a reception from 2 to 4 p.m.
Karen Tashkovski is exhibiting her oil and collage paintings at the East Syracuse Free Library (4811 James St., East Syracuse; 432-4613) through Sept. 30.
SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery (Tyler Hall; 312-2113) opens Bartow + Metzgar: Spatio Geographica: An Experimental Archive of Human and Nonhuman Agents in North America
on Friday, Sept. 11. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m.,
with artists Richard Metzgar and Paul Bartow discussing their work at 6
p.m. In addition, the artists will hosts a one-day symposium on Friday,
Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to noon, in Room 201 of the Campus Center and from 1:30
to 6 p.m. in Room 101 of Lanigan Hall. The symposium will conclude with
a panel discussion from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tyler Art Gallery is open
Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays,
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The Cazenovia College Art Gallery (655-7377) premieres the HEADshots
exhibit on Sept. 3; Carrie Will, Patrick Earl Hammie, Kathryn Myers and
John Fitzsimmons all have work on display. The opening reception runs
from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
At Hamilton College’s Emerson Gallery (859-4396), in Clinton, three exhibits will see visitors through the fall semester; all of them close Jan. 3. private (dis)play: Contemporary Artists’ Sketchbooks, Oliver Herring: Video Sketch and William Palmer: Drawing from Life
will be feted with an opening reception on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. At 4:15
p.m. that same day, Oliver Herring will talk about his work, and on
Oct. 21 at noon, Jamie Adams and Katharine Kuharic will discuss private (dis)play.
The gallery, located in Christian A. Johnson Hall, is open Mondays to
Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.
Colgate University’s Picker Art Gallery
(228-7634), located in the Dana Arts Center in Hamilton, holds several
exhibits this fall, after a two-month renovation closed it until Sept.
1. They include: Remember? Photographs Before Digitalization, running through Dec. 20; Edward Curtis: Photogravures from The North American Indian, through Oct. 11; Flip Sides: Representations/Abstractions from the 1970s, through Dec. 11; Invasion 68: Prague, photographs by Josef Koudelka, Oct. 14-Nov. 20; Yvgeny Khaldei: The Great Patriotic War, Oct. 14-Dec. 20; and Broadcast, Jan. 20-March 14, 2010. The gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.
In Auburn, the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
(205 Genesee St.; 255-1553) has hung a large group exhibition,
featuring collage and assemblage works by 22 artists. Jim Ridlon and
Jen Pepper have work in the show; so do Joan Carlon and Jill Dosher.
That exhibit closes Oct. 17, giving way to Quilts=Art=Quilts,
open to quiltmakers from Central New York, across the United States and
even other countries. The 29th annual quilt exhibit opens Nov. 1.
The Dowd Gallery (SUNY Cortland; (607) 753-4216) is the site for Unexpected Weight Loss, a mix of sculptures, video, photo and other works by Richard Jochum. The show runs through Oct. 6.
And in Groton, the cozy Main Street Gallery (105 Main St.; (607) 898-9010) presents A Moment in Time: 2D Works and Sculpture by Mary Giehl.
Giehl’s work focuses on the plight of abused children, and she uses her
artwork as a means to educate her audience. The show runs from
Thursday, Sept. 10 to Oct. 25, with an opening reception on Saturday,
Sept. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery is open Thursdays to Saturdays
from noon to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.