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The School of Art+Design Presents David Schwarz Project 7: Tobias Putrih, Oct. 8-Dec. 1, Maass Gallery

Date Released: 9/20/2007

The third season of the David Schwarz Projects opens with the work of artist Tobiah Putrih from the Neuberger Museum’s exhibition of this important contemporary artist. David Schwarz Project 7 will be on view in the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery in the Art+Design Building from October 8 to December 1. A closing reception will be held on December 1 from 6:30 to 8 PM. The Maass Gallery is open Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Admission is free. For more information, call 914-251-6750.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

Putrih is a Slovenian artist who works in New York City and Ljubijana. His pieces, frequently created through obsessive processes, were inspired by his childhood experience of and subsequent mediations on failed Soviet-style social utopianism as it shaped such powerful cultural practices as the cinema, architecture and design, and science.

Putrih has had solo exhibitions at Max Protech Gallery in New York City and Galerie Almine Reich in Paris. He represented Slovenia in the Venice Biennale in July 2007, and has participated in numerous exhibitions in the United States and internationally, including the 2005 “Greater New York” show at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York.

The David Schwarz Projects bring cutting-edge visual art to the Westchester/Fairfield area and provide role models for the students in the School of Art+Design.  They are made possible by the generous support of Jeanne and David Schwarz.