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Faculty Biennial 2017 Art Exhibition Set

Faculty Biennial 2017 Art Exhibition Set


Thirteen SUNY Cortland faculty members will display their most recent artistic work during the “2017 Art and Art History Faculty Biennial” exhibition, which opens on Monday, March 6, in the Dowd Gallery.

The exhibition runs through Friday, April 14. All Dowd Gallery exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

The Art and Art History Department faculty members who will display their work teach courses in art history, ceramics, design, drawing, fibers, painting, photography, printmaking, new media and sculpture.

Vaughn Randall work

Above is a 2017 cast iron, bronze and steel sculpture by Vaughn Randall, "Everywhere is Nowhere." Above left is a 2016 porcelain and silver-plated nickel piece by Jaroslava Prihodova, "Dislocated (detail)." 

The exhibition offers students the opportunity to view work by their mentors and it gives the campus community and region the chance to contemplate artwork being produced in a wide range of media within the department.

Exhibitors include Martine Barnaby, Allison DeDominick, Jeremiah Donovan, Lori Ellis, Charles Heasley, Lorraine Heasley, Kevin Mayer, Jenn McNamara, Brian Murphy, Scott Oldfield, Jaroslava Prihodova, Vaughn Randall and Bryan Valentine Thomas.

An opening reception for the artists is set for 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at the gallery, which is in the Dowd Fine Arts Center located at the corner of Graham Avenue and Prospect Terrace. Refreshments will be served.

The faculty exhibitors will discuss their artistic vision during two separate “Artist’s Talk” events at 5 p.m. at the gallery.

The first talk, featuring Barnaby, DeDominick, Oldfield, Prihodova, Randall and Thomas, will take place on Tuesday, March 21.

The second, with Donovan, Ellis, Heasley, Mayer, McNamara, and Murphy, will be on April 5.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. The gallery is closed on weekends.

For more information about the gallery, visit the web site

Jen McNamara work
Jenn McNamara's 2016 work, "American Heart," is free-form machine embroidery, pen and ink on vellum and Bristol.

Group tours are available and can be arranged by contacting Gallery Director Erika Fowler-Decatur at 607-753-4216.

Prepared by Communications Office writing intern Alexandra Savini