Exhibition opens at SUNY Oswego Metro Center

Paul Pearce imageA reception to meet the artists represented in the first art exhibition at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center in downtown Syracuse will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. The public is invited.

“Visual Journals: Recent Work by Amy Bartell, Cynthia Clabough, Paul Pearce, Cara Brewer Thompson,” which will continue through Jan. 18, features recent work by SUNY Oswego art department faculty. The art department plans a series of exhibitions for the Metro Center, located in the Atrium, 2 Clinton Square in Syracuse.

With a significant exhibition space a part of the Metro Center, SUNY Oswego now has the opportunity to participate in “Third Thursday” events and add to the growing arts and culture scene in Syracuse. “This is an exciting development and offers our faculty and students a chance to have their work seen by a wider audience,” said Clabough, chair of the art department.

Active participants in the now defunct Altered Space Gallery, Pearce, Clabough, Bartell and Thompson welcomed the opportunity to have their work come together again. The work in this exhibition revolves around the central theme of creating visual journals. Working in a range of media and styles, each artist is connected through their approach to content. Long involved in documentary types of projects, each artist has an active history of creating work that records their thoughts and observations. In selecting work for this exhibition, “each artist understood that, whether representational, abstracted or non-objective, the purpose was to choose work that illustrated our internalized discourse or thoughtful visual meanderings,” Bartell explained.

During the opening reception, the artists represented in the exhibition will be available to talk with interested people about the work.

All SUNY Oswego Metro Center exhibitions are free and open to the public. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. For more information about this exhibition, call the art department at 312-2111. For persons with disabilities needing assistance to visit the exhibition, call the Metro Center in advance at 399-4100.

The new SUNY Oswego Metro Center offers downtown Syracuse access to Oswego’s MBA program, graduate courses in education and the liberal arts, customized and contract training, and small business consulting.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Paul Pearce’s “Sentinel” is among the works of four SUNY Oswego art professors appearing in “Visual Journals: Recent Work by Amy Bartell, Cynthia Clabough, Paul Pearce, Cara Brewer Thompson,” the current exhibition at the SUNY Oswego Metro Center.

CONTACT: Cynthia Clabough, 312-5624, clabough@oswego.edu

(Posted: Sep 17, 2008)

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