Sculptor, video artist join forces for exhibition

Paired artistic images.Artists Yvonne Buchanan and Dorene Quinn work in different cities and in different media, but SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery will display their work together in a free exhibition starting Friday, Sept. 3, called “One and One.”

The show will run Sept. 3 to Oct. 16 in Tyler Hall’s south gallery. An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. opening day, with an artists’ gallery talk at 5:30. The show runs concurrently with an exhibit in Tyler’s north gallery, “Sister Corita: Joyous Revolutionary.”

Though Buchanan and Quinn—one working in video projection and the other in sculpture and installation art—have divergent intentions, they often reinterpret commonplace images, which they invest with new and provocative meaning. They recently appeared together in the 62nd Exhibition of Central New York Artists at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute in Utica, and each has exhibited around the country.

Buchanan, an assistant professor of art at Syracuse University, uses video to “insert subversive or unexpected ideas about conditions of loss, otherness and the power of nature.” She engages with social issues, in particular those surrounding gender and race.

Quinn, a professor of art at the Pratt Institute at Munson-Williams-Proctor, strives to “present the fragility of nature and our ambivalent relationship with it, with compassion, humor and reverence.” Quinn works in natural materials, and often does conceptual performance art in collaboration with other artists.

Gallery hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday during the academic year. For more information, call, 312-4113.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Utica sculptor Dorene Quinn will show “Tracks,” left, a work in tree bark, while Syracuse artist Yvonne Buchanan will display “Visitation,” a digital video projection, among their works in a paired exhibit Sept. 3 to Oct. 16 in Tyler Hall’s south gallery at SUNY Oswego.

(Posted: Aug 17, 2010)

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