Art Faculty News: Spring 2018
To 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."
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.
In 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. The event included a gallery talk recorded for YouTube and an interview for the gallery's website. 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.
In 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."
The 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.