Master's candidates to exhibit portfolio works

Four SUNY Oswego master of arts candidates will display works ranging from ceramics to printmaking in an exhibition beginning Tuesday, March 26, in Tyler Art Gallery.

The opening reception for the work of Toni Burrows of New Haven; Zachary DeMarsh of South Glens Falls; Carrie Gregg of Hale, Mich., and Auburn; and Meaghan Mulligan of Albany will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the gallery.

The exhibition will run through April 27, simultaneous with “Imagining Cuba,” featuring the work of 11 photographers—five of them from the Caribbean island nation and six from Italy, the United States and other countries—in another wing of Tyler Art Gallery.

Toni Burrows multimedia artworkBurrows, seeking a master’s in studio art, “focuses on what’s expected of women in regard to body image and fertility,” she said in an artist’s statement. Her work is multimedia, largely of collaged body parts.

DeMarsh concentrates on printmaking, iBooks and graphic design, and plans to display “splinters of my life and interests I have explored along the way,” he said. “The original intent was to move away from electronic technology and explore the past through bound books using traditional printing methods. Along the way, the books found a way to exist in both the print world and digital world.”

Gregg is a ceramic and installation artist whose work encompasses several ideas of gender and the body. Her work in the exhibition will reflect layers of this theme in a landscape incorporating ceramic and mixed media.

Mulligan said her graphic design work at the college “has been very much about exploration, discovery and learning. I am most interested in Web design and keeping abreast of current trends and best practices.”

Tyler Art Gallery is open 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Parking is $1; for more information, see oswego.edu/administration/parking.

PHOTO CAPTION: Master’s works—Four SUNY Oswego Master of Arts candidates will exhibit works from their portfolios from March 26 to April 27 at Tyler Art Gallery on campus. Among them is Toni Burrows, who said her multimedia work “focuses on what’s expected of women in regard to body image and fertility.”

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(Posted: Mar 06, 2013)

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