Event | Artists as Innovators Exhibition at SUNY Cortland
Landmark traveling exhibition to open Thursday, March 8 at Dowd Gallery, SUNY Cortland.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is commemorating three decades of NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships with the landmark traveling exhibition Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. The exhibition, which will travel to seven SUNY campuses between Fall 2017 and Spring 2020, will next be on view at Dowd Gallery at SUNY Cortland from March 5 – April 13, 2018. The fellowship program has supported more than 4,000 artists in various fields in the visual arts, literature, and performing arts at critical stages throughout their careers.
The artists in the exhibition are acclaimed and respected around the world, but what is less known is that they all received support from NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships at crucial points in their careers. Curated by Judith K. Brodsky and David C. Terry with the assistance of Madeline Scholl, Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships will feature work by more than 20 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows who have gone on to record significant achievements in their artistic careers. The works on display will show how the fellows have addressed pressing and often controversial issues through their art, including racism, gender equality, sexual orientation, immigration, and globalization.
Participating artists include: Elia Alba, Ida Applebroog, Dawoud Bey, Sanford Biggers, Ross Bleckner, Wendell Castle, Tara Donovan, Carroll Dunham, Chitra Ganesh, The Guerrilla Girls, Barbara Kruger, Christian Marclay, Marilyn Minter, Lori Nix, Tony Oursler, Faith Ringgold, Martha Rosler, Dread Scott, Andres Serrano, Shinique Smith, Carmelita Tropicana, and Fred Wilson.
Artists as Innovators will be celebrated with a public opening on March 8 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Dowd Gallery at SUNY Cortland. As part of the exhibition tour, regional partners will present a complementary exhibition and programming. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship recipients Peter Beasecker, Sharif Bey, Ariana Gerstein, Dusty Herbig, and Monteith McCollum will show their work in the Hallway and Under the Balcony Galleries at the Dowd Fine Arts Center. These artists represent a small cross-section of an active visual arts scene in Central New York. The artwork selected for the satellite exhibition complements the diverse display of media and artists and demonstrates that the region is a home to many talented artists excelling in their field.
Title: Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: March 5 – April 13, 2018
Location: Dowd Gallery, SUNY Cortland, 40 Graham Avenue and Prospect Terrace, Cortland, NY 13045
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; the gallery is closed when college is not in session
All programs will be presented at SUNY Cortland, 40 Graham Ave., Cortland, NY 13045.
March 28, 2018, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Old Main Building, main Ceramics Studio: Master Workshop: Generating an Idea by Peter Beasecker
April 3, 2018, 5:00 PM, Under the Balcony Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts Center: Performance (with Performance for Perfection) and Q&A with Ariana Gerstein and Monteith McCollum
April 5, 2018, 5:00 PM, Dowd Gallery, Fine Arts Center: Artist Talk: Dusty Herbig
April 10, 2018, 5:00 PM, Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts Center: Artist Talk: Sharif Bey
All films will be screened at Sperry Center, Room 104, 10 SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY 13045.
March 20, 2018, 6:00 PM -7:00 PM: Peter Hutton – “At Sea”
March 29, 2018, 6:00 PM -7:30 PM: Barbara Kopple – “Harlan County”
April 4, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Alan Berliner – “Nobody’s Business”
April 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Ralph Arlyck – “Following Sean”
Exhibition Schedule – Upcoming
Fall 2018: Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, August 20 – December 10, 2018, Opening on September 7, 2018
Winter 2019: Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, SUNY Fredonia, January 22 – March 10, 2019, Opening TBD
Summer 2019: The Joseph C. and Joan T. Burke Gallery, SUNY Plattsburgh, May 24 – August 30, 2019, Opening TBD
Fall 2019: Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University, Dates TBD
Spring 2020: Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College, Dates TBD
Exhibition Schedule – Past
Fall 2017: Dorsky Museum, SUNY New Paltz, August 30 – November 12, 2017
NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are administered with leadership support from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Funding for Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships is provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) with shipping support from Atelier 4.
Find out more about the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program, a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant awarded to individual artists living and working in the state of New York. Sign up for NYFA’s bi-weekly newsletter, NYFA News, to receive announcements about future NYFA events and programs.
Images, from top: (detail) Ross Bleckner, Dome, 2015, Courtesy of the artist, Photo Credit: Jeffrey Sturges; Ida Applebroog, Winnie’s Pooh, 1993, Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth; Dread Scott, Money to Burn, 2010, performance still, Courtesy of the artist