The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery

THE GALLERY WILL RE-OPEN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 WITH

Landscape Today and Tomorrow

A Juried Exhibition

Landscape Today


September 5 through October 7, 2014

Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo

Brodie Hall, I College Circle, Geneseo, NY

 Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 5 – 7 p.m.

Tuesday – Thursday: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., Friday – Saturday: 1:00 - -5:00 p.m.

 

          Landscape Today and Tomorrow promises a multifaceted view of our environment.  It is the opinion of this curator that the issues surrounding the environment and climate change can’t be discussed to often in all arenas possible. The wide-ranging media and treatment in paint, photography traditional and digital, printmaking, and drawing demands attention.  There are 41 artists in this exhibit from across the country.  These are artists whose primary goal is to bring attention the land and landscape whether abstract, non-objective or realistic.   This is an outstanding exhibition of contemporary works that should not be missed.

           Artists include:  Sally Alexandres, Randy Akers, Jane Bennett, Jorge Luis Bernal, Bruce Blanchette,  Judy Brandon, Susan Marie Brundage, Katelyn Chapman, Patricia Coohrod, Ronnie Cramer, Samuel Fee, Doug Garder, Lindsay Glover, Richard Harrington, Rachel Harris-Huffman, James Hubbard, Chris Ireland, Alexandra Jordankova, Elizabeth Klimek, Michael Kolster, Shona Macdonald, Christopher McEvoy, Iain Machell, Amanda Maciuba, Thom O’Conner, Barry O’Keefe, Deborah Orloff, Jim Rice, Robert Robbins, William Ruller, Jane Skafte, Jennifer Terpstra, Kathleen Thum, Alice Valenti, Laura Victore, Sarah Wonson, Clay Woodruff, and Leigh Yardley.

                  The opening reception is Friday, September 5, 5-7 p.m.  There will be light refreshments. The gallery is always free and open to the public. 

     Gallery B2

       Remnants by Peter B. Jones

       Curated by Kris Laun

           Remnants

          Yellow Man, 201

                                                                                                               

Remnants looks at that which remains from an Iroquois culture after a past full of loss. The surviving traces, passed from generation to generation, preserve an image of what once was and what is no more. These vestiges of culture also reveal transitions and adaptations by the Iroquois peoples as their reality changed as a result of European contact. But while much has been preserved, much has vanished. The first major casualties were pottery-making and ceramics.

Recent research and trial-and-error have helped Iroquois artists, like Mr. Jones, in the struggle to recover this medium so crucial to Pre-Contact life. Throughout his career, he has used cultural remnants to recreate and update a lost tradition. His art is inspired by that which has been stubbornly preserved through time, repurposing that which remains to create a modern art inspired by the past, respectful of its nature and origins but fully residing within the Present Age.

Fri., Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m: Artist Talk with Peter B. Jones

Thurs., Sept. 18 at 12 p.m.: Curator’s Talk with Guest Curator Kristina Laun and Russell Judkins

The opening reception is Friday, September 5 at 5 p.m.  There will be light refreshments. The gallery is always free and open to the public.