Curated by Karlyn Benson
February 6 – April 11, 2021
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries
Anat Shiftan, Still Life with Fruit and Twigs in Shades of Yellow, 2020, courtesy the artist
The SUNY New Paltz Art Department faculty members show their collective strength through a range of approaches to contemporary art.
Collective Consciousness is an exhibition of work by SUNY New Paltz Art Department faculty. The title of the exhibition refers to the sense of community at the university and the faculty’s ability to come together for each other and their students during this difficult time.
The exhibition includes metalwork, ceramics, photography, printmaking, fiber art, film, painting, drawing, and several sculptural installations by twenty-one artists:
Robin Arnold | Michael Asbill | Lynn Batchelder | Bryan Czibesz | Aurora De Armendi | James Fossett | Andrea Frank | Matthew Friday | Anne Galperin | Kathy Goodell | Andrea Kantrowitz | Rena Leinberger | Myra Mimlitsch-Gray | Aaron Nelson | Itty S. Neuhaus | Jill Parisi-Phillips | Emily Puthoff | Nadia Sablin | Anat Shiftan | Suzanne Stokes | Cheryl Wheat
Curated by Andrew Woolbright
February 6 – July 11, 2021
Morgan Anderson Gallery and Howard Greenberg Family Gallery
Kathy Goodell, Voyager, 2020
Infra-Loop explores the artistic practice of Kathy Goodell, whose work remains a mysterious synthesis. Associated with many movements and contemporaries, Goodell’s career charts a path and fills in the gaps of what we think about art in the ‘90s, ‘00s, and the present. Her practice has determined itself through a kind of non-specificity, one that resists easy classification and interpretation. The meaning of her work, and context through which we are to understand it, is simultaneous and withheld—west coast spiritualism meets east coast abstraction; procedural non-objectivity blends with painterly biomorphism; protean theosophy informs post-modernist contemporary. This survey of work explores the through-lines in Goodell's practice as a moving target, examining an artist that is constantly challenging and reinventing her practice.
Support for this exhibition has been provided by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.
Curated by Anna Conlan and Amy Fredrickson
February 6 – July 11, 20201
Sara Bedrick Gallery
Lewis Hine, Sadie Kelly, 11 years old, Peerless Oyster Co., 1911, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
Using photography as a tool for social change, Lewis Hine’s (1874-1940) powerful photographs for the National Child Labor Commission proved the exploitation of young children working in unsafe conditions and ultimately led to American child labor law reform.
Curated by Emilie Houssart
February 6 – July 11, 2021
Seminar Room Gallery
John Pfahl, Salt Pile with Bagels, South Buffalo, NY, 1976, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
As part of the Dorsky Artist in Residence program, DIRT: Inside Landscapes will be the base for artist Emilie Houssart's explorations into how we relate to surrounding ecologies.