Let's Play!

May 1, 2015 - August 30, 2015

Let’s Play! presents a selection of ceramic works from the Everson’s renowned collection that embodies a playful spirit, whether through subject or form. Spanning more than sixty years, the works on view represent a vast diversity of ceramic materials, techniques, styles, and forms utilized by some of the most influential international practitioners of the medium. Reflecting the often colorful, humorous, and whimsical imaginations of the artists, these works remind us that play is a critical part of the creative process and that art can also make us smile.

Handmade: The Art of Susan Roth

June 6, 2015 - August 30, 2015

This major exhibition surveys more than forty years of work produced by the Canastota-based artist, ranging from her early stain paintings influenced by the Color Field painters to recent works in powder-coated steel.  Roth’s abstract, shaped canvases are composed of layers of color which often take on three-dimensional, sculptural forms. These innovative works are made possible through the use of acrylic products that Roth has had a hand in developing over the years in collaboration with Golden Artist Colors, a Central New York-based company that specializes in acrylic colors and mediums. Roth’s restless experimentation has resulted in a body of work that pushes painting to the limits and has repeatedly opened new areas for exploration. Featuring more than thirty works from private and public collections, Handmade connects works across various periods in order to highlight the material and conceptual concerns that have remained constant throughout Roth’s long career but which also continues to evolve. 

Everson presentation made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, PathFinder Bank, Audrey and David Mirvish, Anonymous, Eric Alderman, Tom and Camille Potter,  Dr. Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan, Bobbi and Cliff Malzman, The LAMAR Companies, Dr. Glenn and Helena Axelrod, John and Leslie Bowser, David Birchenough and Carrie Lazarus, John and Cathy Cashier, Dr. Anthony DeBoni and Beth Phillips, Bonnie and Gary Grossman, Chuck Pascale, Dr. Anthony and Kelly Scalzo, Dr. Jeff Stannard, Bill and Karen Williams, Patricia Numann, Debra and Neal Pascale, David Rudd and Debbie Goldwein.

Media sponsorship provided by Syracuse New Times and WRVO.

Playing With Perception: Photographs by Florence Henri

June 13, 2015 - October 18, 2015

Drawn from the Everson’s collection, this exhibition presents a selection of photographs by Florence Henri, an accomplished artist of the early twentieth century who remains relatively unknown today.  Henri studied painting with some of the major avant-garde artists of the twentieth century, including Fernand Leger and Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, before turning to photography. Intrigued by notions of playing with perception in life as well as art, the androgynous Henri frequently utilized mirrors in her works to create reflections, distort images, and challenge reality. Her abstract compositions, portraits, and advertising images exploited the possibilities of photography and share affinities with the works of contemporaries like Herbert Bayer, Adolph Baron de Meyer, and Man Ray. 

Celestial Navigation: a year into the afrofuture

June 18, 2015 - September 5, 2015

2015 UVP Annual Summer Review

Projected onto North Façade of Everson Museum of Art Building

Dusk – 11.00pm, Thursday–Sunday

UVP will be running their 2015 Annual Summer Review all summer long. Celestial Navigation: a year into the afrofuture was a year-long exploration of works taking afrofuturism as a point of departure. For specific dates and times, visit


Isaac Julien: Western Union: Small Boats (The Leopard)

Sanford Biggers: Shuffle and Shake

Xaviera Simmons: Number Sixteen

Jeannette Ehlers: Black Bullets

Cauleen Smith: Crow Requiem


August 21, 2015 - September 20, 2015

UNIQUE is an Art and Literary Magazine that shares the artistic visions and voices of individuals with disabilities. UNIQUE represents the power of art to express, educate, and inspire.  Art comes in many forms and the creative work published in UNIQUE includes poems, paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, computer-based art, and mixed-media works.

The magazine is published annually in the fall by ARISE and distributed throughout Central New York to display the creative work of artists and writers with disabilities living in Central New York.