Exhibition Information

"Eye Witness" : Minna Resnick, Carla Stetson, Susan Weisend, Lin Price
January 22 - March 28, 2024

Introducing “Eye Witness”, an exhibition of fine art featuring Minna Resnick, Carla Stetson, Lin Price, and Susan Weisend.  The works, selected by the artists, represent the disciplines of drawing, painting, and sculpture. The exhibition integrates expressive strokes in oil paint, delicate precariously natured forms, elegant compositions, and vivid narratives.  Through their specialized media, each artist invokes a sense of place and contemplation communicated through subjectively unique experience/reference, appropriated images, or imaginative spaces. 

This quartet of American female artists creates work based on physical and philosophical “evidence” that is observed in contemporary society and the natural world.  Each work represents a dynamic narrative derived from the accumulated beliefs and experiences of the artist expressing a visual perception of the present intending to invoke the viewer to append personal anecdotal connections.

 This group of distinguished Central NY artists assembled in collaboration to lay the foundation of “Eye Witness” with a statement adapted from Romare Bearden, an American artist, author, and songwriter: “I think the artist has to be something like a whale, swimming with their mouth open, absorbing everything until they have what they really need.”

  “Our work has its basis in perception, in the visual evidence before us.  Each of us filters and funnels this information to shape a unique point of view based on observations of the natural world in addition to political, societal, or familial concerns.  What we see and understand is not only shaped by the eye but by accumulated beliefs and experiences.  In this show, we pay witness to varying ideas all the while rooted in the visual perception of the here and now.  Ideas such as: What is our place in nature? How does the history of gender and societal norms play into today’s reality? Viewers continue this process adding their own layers of meaning and enriching the stories we tell.”

– Minna Resnick, Carla Stetson, Susan Weisend, and Lin Price

All Dowd events are free and open to the public so please join us in person, at the gallery for some of the scheduled programming this spring.

Jan. 25 4:30-7:00 pm - Opening Reception, meet the artists

Feb. 01 5:00- 6:00 pm - Artist Talk, Carla Stetson

Feb. 15 5:00- 6:00 pm - Artist Talk, Lin Price

Feb. 22 5:00- 6:00 pm - Guest Speaker, Nancy Green

Feb. 29 5:00- 6:00 pm - Artist Talk, Minna Resnick

Mar. 21 5:00- 7:00 pm - Artist Workshop, Bryan Thomas

Check back to our website or follow Dowd Gallery on Facebook/Instagram throughout the month for more information on our artists, speakers, and events.  #dowdgallery 

Office Information

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

Phone: 607-753-4216
Fax: 607-753-5934
Contact:
Scott Oldfield, Interim Director
scott.oldfield@cortland.edu

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Thr: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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