Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Alumna Susan Graham (BFA, Sculpture, 1990) Exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art

Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord between Nature and Society
February 28 - June 28

Artists are looking at the beauty and the terror in the forces of nature through their honest and emotional portrayals, while sending urgent messages to pay attention to the ravages society inflicts on the land through war and waste. This exhibition will examine a range of art in a variety of media that addresses extreme forces of nature in two basic categories: nature-based discord, such as lightning, tornadoes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and fire; and human-caused environmental discord such as pollution, over-population, global warming, oil field fires, atomic fallout, and destruction of land. The debate about how much of nature’s wrath is the result of human impact and interference is ongoing, but questions are posed through stunning visuals about the seemingly unstoppable cycle of cause and effect.

Many of the artists in this exhibition, including Edward Burtynsky, Richard Misrach, William T. Wiley, Mark Dion, and Joel Peter Witkin, imbue their work with haunting messages while objectively documenting the reality before them. Others exalt in the awesome beauty of the power of nature without judgment of its genesis or its conclusion. While offering a selected survey of powerful works that address the forces of nature, this exhibition is far from a “doom and gloom” portrayal of earth’s and society’s current situation, nor does it attempt to solve environmental problems. What emerges from these works is not only a revelation of the pressing environmental problems of our times, but how artists see the world and share that message with stunning beauty and poetic resonance.

Participating Artists:
Kim Abeles, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Sasha Bezzubov, Randy Bolton, Sonja Braas, Alice Briggs, Diane Burko, Edward Burtynsky, Corwin “Corky” Clairmont, Robert Cocke, Anne Coe, Sue Coe, Dan Collins, James Cook, Susan Crile, Johann Ryno de Wet, Mark Dion, Mitch Epstein, Vernon Fisher, Paul Fusco, Francesca Gabbiani, Susan Graham, Heather Green, Emilie Halpern, Julie Heffernan, Roderik Henderson, Tracy Hicks, Kim Keever, Isabella Kirkland, Dimitri Kozyrev, Nevan Lahart, Rosemary Laing, David Maisel, Mary Mattingly, Do Do Jin Ming, Richard Misrach, Matthew Moore, Michael Najjar, Joe Novak, Leah Oates, Robyn O’Neil, Tom Palmore, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Anthony Pessler, Robert Polidori, Alexis Rockman, Barbara Rogers, Thomas Ruff, Chris Rush, Susan Shatter, Jeff Smith, Mikhael Subotzky, Tom Uttech, Ellen Wagener, A.T. Willett, William T. Wiley, Joel Peter Witkin

Monday, February 23, 2009

Alumnus David King: Hot Glass Demo

David King, OSU Alumnus and Sherman Studio Art Center Manager, will facilitate a glass blowing demonstration on Saturday, Feb. 28th at Glass Axis from 4p.m. - 6p.m.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Andrea Loefke (MFA Sculpture 2003) Exhibition Announcement

February 12, 2009 – March 19, 2009
Reception and Artists' Talk: Thursday, February 12, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

SunTek Chung, Ben Grasso, Daina Higgins, Larry Lee, Miyeon Lee,
Andrea Loefke, Rita MacDonald, Alejandro Almanza Pereda
Curated by: Eun Young Choi

Amelie A. Wallace Gallery
Campus Center, Main Level
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Route 107, Old Westbury, NY
Gallery Hours: Mon-Thu, 12 - 5pm
and by appointment

Amelie A. Wallace Gallery is pleased to present The Grand, an
exhibition organized around the idea of beauty and the sublime in
a contemporary context. We often associate beauty and the sublime
with eighteenth-century concepts despite their prior histories.
However, depictions of grand cathedrals, sublime landscapes,
mythical legends, monumental events in history, and heroic
portraits are very common themes explored throughout history. Such
grand subject matter aim to evoke feelings of pleasant adoration
or quiet wonder. According to Kant the sublime can be divided into
three kinds: noble, splendid, and terrifying. The artists in The
Grand explore ideas of the monumental that evoke joy and splendor
while toying dangerously close to the idea of sublime terror.

Andrea Loefke's large multifaceted site-specific installations enchant
the viewer with curious narratives by building
environments that are
whimsical, fanciful, and humorous. They
provide a splendid visual
journey filled with surprise, wonder and

For more information please contact Gallery Director, Hyewon Yi,
at or the Visual Arts Department at (516)