Exhibition Information - SUNY Cortland

Exhibition Information

Bound by Silence (2012)

March 12-April 6

Bound by Silence
Participating artists:
Dean Ebben
Jennifer Grimyser
Candance Hicks
Christopher K. Ho
Alison Knowles
Jessica Lagunas
Dani Leventhal
Barbara Rosenthal
Buzz Spector
Emily Speed

Artists from the Dowd Gallery Permanent Collection:
Carl Andre
John Baldessari
Jenny Holzer
Jeffery Keedy
Barbara Kruger
Edda Renouf
Ed Ruscha
Linn Underhill


An opening Reception was held, March 15 from 4-6 P.M.

"This is Not How You Thought It Would Be
Performed during the opening reception 
by Dean Ebben and Leah Fries
in the Dowd Gallery at SUNY Cortland.

this is not how you thought it would be

Video still of "This is Not How You Thought It Would Be"

Dean Ebben states, "For me art making and life seem to go hand-in-hand, there is less definition between making things and going about my daily life.  

I made a homemade loom that hung from my kitchen counter for about two months.  I wove in the mornings when it was quiet and my mind was clear, at night when I could not sleep, and in the evenings as an escape from the day.  "This is Not How You Thought It Would Be" is a 20’ X 3’ plastic weaving, which lays on the floor in the gallery.   It is a record of what went on during those two months." 

Leah Fries, a senior BFA student at SUNY Cortland, performed with the weaving by rolling herself up, while Ebben played silverware on the floor.  Fries made her own contribution to the piece and added to the history while she bound herself and unbound herself.


Special programing:
Guest Curator, Heather Powell, Founding Director, outerspace
Curator's Talk and Performance
"Bound by Silence"
April 5
For more information about the guest curator, go to http://www.heatherallysonpowell.com/curated-exhibitions/


Support for the exhibition and its programming is provided by the Roberta Gere Doering ’46 Art Acquisition Fund, the Cortland College Foundation, and the Campus Artist and Lecture Series.

Office Information

Dowd Fine Arts Center, 106 Graham Avenue and Prospect Terrace Cortland, NY 13045

Phone: 607-753-4216
Fax: 607-753-5934

Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The gallery is closed when the College is not in session