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Nov. 5, 2003

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    OSWEGO -- Between Nov. 14 and 21 in SUNY Oswego's Tyler Art Gallery, spurse, an international hybrid art/architecture collective, will collaborate with members of the community to produce "a large installation that will be a type of factory to rethink the nature of things and events," according to the group.

    Members of spurse will give a brief talk at the exhibition's opening, which will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at the gallery. They will also present a formal talk, sponsored by Artswego, at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in Room 102 of Tyler Hall.

    Members of the campus and community are invited to help participate and build the exhibition, titled "Haeceitas/Quaestiones Quolibetales: Settling in Question," between Nov. 14 and 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.

    The installation will develop over the course of a week, beginning as a floor grid of heterogeneous materials -- books, toys, miscellaneous objects, fabrics, diagrams, charts, maps, collections of debris from around the world, plants, ladders, string, rope, lights, chairs, tables and other items. From there, members of spurse will begin to hang the items along the walls and ceiling with colored strings.

    The group will present a final talk at the end of the installation at 6 p.m. Nov. 21. The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 12.

    Its members describe spurse as "an international hybrid architectural collective composed of individuals who are engaged in a wide variety of fields. As an organization spurse has no (fixed) content or members" and serves as "an affirmation of, and experimentation with, the unknowable becoming of the givenness of reality."

    The Student Association's Student Art Exhibition Committee sponsors spurse's residency and the gallery exhibition.

    The spurse exhibition will run concurrently with the fall Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition. These works, in Tyler's north gallery, showcase student creativity and help fulfill participants' degree requirements by displaying artwork for public appreciation. Twenty-five undergraduates in the studio art and graphic design programs will exhibit their most recent work.

    Regular gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. For additional information or for visitors with disabilities who need assistance, call the gallery at 312-2113.

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