CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Enduring Gift: Chinese Ceramics from the Cloud Wampler Collection

January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

For nine years, beginning in 1960, Cloud Wampler donated some 170 Asian works to the Everson Museum. The collection is dominated by a particularly strong core of Chinese ceramics. Spanning nearly 2,000 years, from the Han Dynasty in 200 BCE to the Ching Dynasty that ended in 1912, this selection offers a survey of forms, styles and glazes that are considered still today to be the pinnacle of aesthetic and technical achievements. 

Video Vault: The 70s Revisited

March 4, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Including works by Paul Kos, Bill Viola, Hermine Freed, Ruth Vollmer, Rita Myers, Richard Serra and Keith Sonnier, this installation will highlight pioneering art video from the Everson’s permanent collection that hasn’t been on view in decades. The exhibition is an exciting opportunity to immerse oneself in the early world of video art.

This exhibition is made possible in part by M&T Bank, The Blanck Family Foundation, Bond Schoeneck & King, Cannon Pools and Spas, Destiny USA, First Niagara, Dietz Designs, The George L. Wladis Companies, Haylor, Fryer and Coon, J.M. McDonald Foundation, Lockheed Martin, The Peddler Foundation, SRC, Inc., Michael and Valerie Clarke, Patricia J. Numann, MD, David and Nancy Ridings, Louise Rosenfield, Jack and Stephanie Rudnick, Tonia M. and Robert B. Salisbury, Dr. Paul E. Phillips and Sharon Sullivan, and Catherine J. Winger. 

Salt City Clay: Selected Works by Syracuse Ceramics Guild

September 20, 2014 - January 25, 2015

This exhibition, juried by Chandra Debuse and Tommy Frank, presents new work by members of the Syracuse Ceramic Guild. The Syracuse Ceramic Guild, established in 1947, is a not-for-profit organization of potters dedicated to the promotion of awareness and understanding of the ceramic medium. 

About the jurors:

Chandra Debuse began her career at the community pottery studio, Down Under Pottery in Lincoln, NE. She studied at Penland School of Crafts and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before receiving her MFA from the University of Florida in 2010. She has completed artist residencies at the Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN before establishing her own studio in Kansas City, MO in 2012. In 2012 she was named one of six emerging artists at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference in Seattle, WA.

Tommy Frank, a Florida native, studied at Asbury College, KY before becoming a studio assistant for potters in Tampa, FL. He was the first Artist-in-Residence of the St. Petersburg Clay Company in 2002, after which he was awarded a residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT and the OdysseCenter for the Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC. Frank received his MFA from Bowling Green State University, OH in 2010. Frank is currently the Studio Manager for Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO.

Shadows - by: Fernando Orellana

September 20, 2014 - January 11, 2015

The interactive artworks found in Shadows are designed to be used posthumously. Inspired by paranormal research, spiritualism, and ghost folklore, these machines continuously search for the dead, attempting to allow the departed continued use of their worldly possessions. Extracted from recent estate sales, the personal objects found in these techno-effigies are in a constant state of potential energy, awaiting their owner’s return. By monitoring sudden fluctuations in temperature, infrared, and electromagnetic readings, the machines try to open a channel or doorway into the neither world. By this, each machine gives the dead an opportunity or proxy to continue interacting in this world and the next.

This exhibition is made possible in part by M&T Bank, The Blanck Family Foundation, Bond Schoeneck & King, Cannon Pools and Spas, Destiny USA, First Niagara, Dietz Designs, The George L. Wladis Companies, Haylor, Fryer and Coon, J.M. McDonald Foundation, Lockheed Martin, The Peddler Foundation, SRC, Inc., Michael and Valerie Clarke, Patricia J. Numann, MD, David and Nancy Ridings, Louise Rosenfield, Jack and Stephanie Rudnick, Tonia M. and Robert B. Salisbury, Dr. Paul E. Phillips and Sharon Sullivan, and Catherine J. Winger. 

Artist in Your Neighborhood: Fernando Orellana

Artist in Your Neighborhood invites local Central New York artists to produce new artwork for the Art Zone, the Museum’s interactive family space. Our second installation, opening this fall, is by Fernando Orellana and includes the work, The Hybrid. The installation includes a 3D printed sculpture, prototype, artist sketches and video.

Thank you to the Carrier Corporation for their generous support in helping to make this program possible.

Performing Media: Works by Signal Culture Artists in Residence

September 20, 2014 - January 11, 2015

This exhibition highlights work which was made through a performative process with media art. Artists Benton C Bainbridge, Pat Cain, Jax Deluca & Kyle Marler, Andrew Deutsch, Colleen Keough, LoVid, and Eric Souther are featured with single channel videos, installations, and live performances. 

The artists in Performing Media all were among the first artists in residence at Signal Culture in Owego, NY.Signal Culture was founded in 2012 by Jason Bernagozzi, Debora Bernagozzi, and Hank Rudolph, with the idea to create an environment where those contributing to the field of experimental media art would have time and space to make new work and to interact with one another.

The studio has both real time analog and digital image and sound processing equipment, custom made hardware and software, a variety of interactive interfaces and alternative imaging devices in a modular format – encouraging artists to play and engage with tools and with making in a real time, performative manner. The real time nature of the system means that the creation process is more physical and interactive, a performance with the tools, leading to the emergence of work and techniques which would not have been possible in a more traditional capture and edit setup.

This exhibition is made possible in part by M&T Bank, The Blanck Family Foundation, Bond Schoeneck & King, Cannon Pools and Spas, Destiny USA, First Niagara, Dietz Designs, The George L. Wladis Companies, Haylor, Fryer and Coon, J.M. McDonald Foundation, Lockheed Martin, The Peddler Foundation, SRC, Inc., Michael and Valerie Clarke, Patricia J. Numann, MD, David and Nancy Ridings, Louise Rosenfield, Jack and Stephanie Rudnick, Tonia M. and Robert B. Salisbury, Dr. Paul E. Phillips and Sharon Sullivan, and Catherine J. Winger.

Opening Night Performances
September 19, 5.30-8pm
Free with opening night admission
Hosmer Auditorium

Artists from the Performing Media exhibit will offer live performances during opening night. Performances include a range of electronic media instruments, some handmade and rare, and will combine experimental sound, film, video and real time image and sound processing. It will be a real happening! Artists include Benton C Bainbridge, Patrick Cain, Jax Deluca and Kyle Marler, Colleen Keough, Eric Souther, and Andrew Deutsch , joined by Emil Schult – one of the founders of Kraftwerk. 

This project is made possible in part with public funds from NYSCA’s' Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (www.NYSCA.org www.eARTS.org).

Shuffle and Shake

November 6, 2014 - December 27, 2014

Shuffle and Shake form the first two parts of Sanford Bigger’s Odyssean trilogy about the formation and dissolution of identity. The work features Ricardo Camillo -- a Brazilian-born, Germany-based choreographer, stuntman, clown and DJ -- as he walks from the favelas (or shantytowns) of Brazil, to the ocean before finally transforming into an androgynous silver-skinned figure. Though the final imagery is straight out of Afrofuturism, recalling the specific costuming and aesthetics of P-Funk, it is remains extraordinarily human at the same time, referencing the soul searching of Greek mythology.

Projected onto North Façade of Everson Museum of Art Building, Dusk – 11.00pm, Thursday–Sunday

Meet the Artist Sanford Biggers in person at the Everson on November 11 at 6.30pm. Reception follows on the plaza.

Shuffle and Shake are part of Celestial Navigation: A Year Into the Afro Future, a year-long program of exhibitions and events at Urban Video Project and partner organizations that takes afrofuturism as its point of departure.