Art Faculty News: Spring 2018

July 26, 2018

man with glassesTo mark the 20th anniversary of his breakthrough monograph Good & Bad Hair, Visiting Associate Professor Bill Gaskins took over a New Yorker magazine's Instagram account for a week in March. Gaskins posted photographs from the book, wrote commentary on his vision for it, and detailed how his view on "good" and "bad" hair expanded over the course of making the book. In one post, he wrote, "It is what lies under the scalp that really matters."

Woman in a gray outfit looking slightly away from the camera with her chin resting in her hand sitting in front of her desk with various prints on the wall.A group exhibition featuring Associate Professor Elisabeth Meyer, Lucy Skaer, and Hongwei Yang was shown at Center for the Arts, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse last winter. In China Changes Everything: Made in Beijing, the artists collaborated in Ithaca and Beijing on the premise of sharing traditional and new technological advances to best further the methods for producing fine art prints.

headshot of a man wearing a black jacket and white shirt in front of a turquoise and white wallIn January, Carl Ostendarp, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Art, had a solo exhibition titled Works on Paper at Studio Angelico, Siena Heights University, in Adrien, Michigan. In March, Ostendarp gave a solo presentation for Elizabeth Dee Gallery at Independent Art Fair in New York City. Also in March, he participated in the group exhibitions Malevolent Eldritch Shrieking, curated by Paul Morrison at Attercliffe, located in Sheffield, England; and Stratégies d'abstraction, at Galerie Laroche/Joncas, in Montreal, Canada.

headshot of a man with in glasses with grey hair and a mustacheheadshot of a man with in glasses with grey hair and a mustacheIn July and August, a dual exhibition by art faculty showed lithographic prints by Associate Professor Gregory Page, and large-scale, architecturally inspired wood sculpture by Associate Professor Roberto Bertoia. Heightened Awareness, at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, New York, was "a contemplation on being present in the moment and truly experiencing a place."

portrait of a woman with black hair wearing a black shirt and jacket with her arms crossed in front of herA man's face and shoulders wearing a dark collared shirtThe first issue of the open access journal Interface Critique included collaborative work by Associate Professor Maria Park, art, and Branden Hookway, visiting assistant professor in architecture, based on the exhibition titled Training Setting, shown at AAP in the fall of 2017 and in San Francisco this spring. In addition to the online publication, this summer Park showed work in Light Years, a group exhibition celebrating 20 years of shows at Margaret Thatcher Projects in New York City. Other exhibitors included Omar Chacon, Nobu Fukui, Ted Larsen, and Heidi Spector, among others. Park is represented by Margaret Thatcher Projects.

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