On View March 21 – May 3, 2020
Presented in collaboration with Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts as well as the School of Architecture, Art and Architecture as Evidence is an exhibition that investigates the possibility of interpreting art and architecture as evidence—a body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid. Starting with the work of Lawrence Abu Hamdan of Forensic Architecture, the gallery will be reinstalled throughout the semester as a way to investigate the question central to this exhibition: can art or architecture “prove” that an event occurred?
On View April 11 – May 10, 2020
Across the country, Department of Veterans Affairs facilities incorporate creative arts into their therapy programs to help Veterans recover from and cope with physical and emotional disabilities. The National Veterans Creative Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the progress and recovery made through that therapy and is a way to recognize the creative achievements of our nation’s Veterans. The competition begins at a local level, where Veterans enrolled in VA health care facilities submit work in visual arts categories ranging from oil painting to leatherwork, as well as categories in the performing arts and creative writing. First, second, and third place entries are awarded for each category, and the competition culminates in a national exhibition featuring selected gold medal winners. A selection of the participants from the Syracuse VA Medical Center are displayed at the Everson.
Opening April 17, 2020
AbStranded brings together contemporary American artists who use fiber-based materials to investigate the complex lineage of abstraction. A prominent use of the hand looms large—through knitting, weaving, quilting and more—and suggests an alternative mode of communication within a digital society. Together, the works reveal how artists employ the language of abstraction to speak about the intertwined histories and politics of craft, race, and gender.