SUNY New Paltz students visit gallery opening of New Paltz alum Michael Brown
Students of the Sculpture program at SUNY New Paltz came to meet and celebrate one of their own on Saturday, September 7th in New York City.
The work of Michael Brown (BFA '06) is on exhibition at the Michael Weiss Gallery September 7 through October 12, 2013. This is Michael's first solo show at the prestigious gallery. The title of the show is Michael Brown: Schematics and Silhouettes and is described as "Employing rusted steel rods, oxidized copper, and graphite illustration, Brown presents a dynamic corpus of sculpture that reexamines our relationship with industry and culture in the vein of arte povera."
New Paltz students were able to meet with the artist and discuss his work, his time as a student at SUNY New Paltz, and the state of the arts in the world today.
Sculpture Program Travels
The Sculpture program attended the International Sculpture Conference in Chicago, Illinois, October 4-6. On the way, we toured the Sculpture Center and SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sculpture students also commenced an ongoing socially-engaged art project, entitled "I AM" along the way. You can find out more about the project at whatiam.org. Project funded thanks to Campus Auxilliary Services.
Artists: Ashley Caferro, Kevin Dejewski, Priscilla Dobler, Sarah Grange, Katie Innamorato, Maureen McCourt, Christine Regula, and Omar Soliman
Faculty Advisor: Emily Puthoff | Associate Professor of Art
Maureen McCourt and Priscilla Dobler, current MFA candidates, perform their work, Sit and Knit at "Collaborative Concepts," Saunders Farm and in collaboration with Susan Osberg's "Tree" at the Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz.
Steve Rossi, MFA alum and sculpture instructor, has a solo exhibition of his work at the Gallery Aferro in Newark, New Jersey. He also rolled his "Reciprocal Ladder" down the length of 14th Street for the Art in ODD Places Festival. artinoddplaces.org | exhibition review here
Jeremy Holmes, sculpture BFA alum and Windgate Fellowship winner, has his work showing at the Bloom Art Fair in Cologne, Germany, exhibited by Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister. www.bloom.de
Mike Hall, sculpture BFA alum, presented a lecture on his work in the MFA program at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.
Daniel Bejar, sculpture MFA alum, presents his work "Get Lost" in the Conflux Festival 2012 at NYU's Barney Building. Opening reception: Saturday, October 20, 6-8 p.m. at the NYU Barney Building. confluxfestival.org
Emily Puthoff, associate professor of art, is exhibiting her work, "Poppy" in the 2011 Digital/Electronic Arts NYFA Fellows Exhibit at NYFA HQ in Dumbo, New York. Exhibition review here:
Christine Regula, current sculpture BFA, was awarded an Arrowmont Scholarship to study pewter-forming at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the summer of 2012. arrowmont.org
Her thesis exhibition features many of the pewter skills she obtained at Arrowmont. Her thesis exhibition opens Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Chandler Gallery, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz. www.newpaltz.edu/museum/
More pics from the epic International Sculpture Conference road trip: