Gallery to feature faculty work, photos from collection

art exampleTyler Art Gallery will feature two new exhibitions, “Recent Work by SUNY Oswego Art Faculty” and “Captured by the Lens: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection,” opening with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.

Work by current faculty of Oswego’s art department will be showcased in “Recent Work.” Participating members include Amy Bartell, Judith Ann Benedict, Cynthia Clabough, William DeMott, Benjamin Entner, Michelle French, Lindsey Guile, Jeremy Hughes, Melissa Johnson, Julieve Jubin, Richard Metzgar, Paul Pearce, Juan Perdiguero, Michael Thomas, Cara Brewer Thompson, Kate Timm and Richard Zakin.

“Faculty shows are major features of university museums,” said the gallery’s new director, Laurene Buckley. “I am looking forward to this one. The work that I have seen by Oswego faculty is truly outstanding.”

In “Captured by the Lens,” Tyler Art Gallery will feature a selection of photographs from the college’s permanent collection of art. The exhibition will include images by such noted artists as Cornell Capa, Nathan Lyons, Nicholas Nixon, Murray Riis, Jerry Uelsmann and Geoff Winningham.

Also on view will be Patricia Schaefer’s detailed images of Oswego’s art deco movie theatre and images by Arthur Rothstein and Marjorie Collins, who traveled through Oswego to document the economic conditions of rural areas of America during the 1940s. The latter photographs are reprints from the original negatives housed in the collection of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The college’s permanent collection of art numbers 1,300 works in a variety of media, most notably a large selection of lithographs from the 1930s and 1940s housed as the Grant Arnold Collection of Fine Prints. “Captured by the Lens” illustrates a sampling of the photographic collection.

All Tyler Art Gallery events are free and open to the public. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. weekends. For additional information and for persons with disabilities needing assistance to visit the gallery, call 312-2113.

For a complete exhibition schedule, visit www.oswego.edu/tylerartgallery.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Faculty work—SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery will feature two new exhibitions, “Recent Work by SUNY Oswego Art Faculty” and “Captured by the Lens: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection.” The exhibitions, which are free and open to the public, will start with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Richard Metzgar’s “U7-670,” produced with inkjet on archival paper, will be one of the exhibited faculty pieces.

CONTACT: Laurene Buckley, 312-2113

(Posted: Oct 17, 2007)

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