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School of Art+Design Free Events in December

Date Released: 11/30/2007

The Purchase College School of Art+Design presents a series of free exhibitions, lectures and receptions in the month of December ranging from painting to photography, solo shows to group exhibitions. For more information, call 914-251-6753.

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

Taking It for You, a BFA Solo Exhibition
Featuring paintings by Katrina Neuman and a sound piece in collaboration with Mark Poffenbarger
Show Runs: December 3-9. Reception: Dec. 7, 7-9 PM
Room 1019a, Art+Design Building

In Again, Out Again, Finnigan
Installation by Sarah Millman
Show Runs: December 3-7
Room 1016 (Perception Lab), Art+Design Building

The Seabirds Dream, a BFA Installation and other works
By Jessica Leigh Sawchuk
Show Runs: December 8-15. Reception: Saturday, Dec. 8, 6-8:30 PM
Room 0016 (Perception Lab), Art+Design Building

MFA Graduate Group Exhibition
Show Runs: December 10-January 14
Opening reception & Open studios: Dec. 12, 5:30-7:30 PM
Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Art+Design Building

The group exhibition features the cutting-edge work in a variety of media of current Master of Fine Arts degree candidates and affords a preview of the students’ spring thesis shows, the culmination of their study before graduating and entering the professional art world. Working in a variety of traditional and innovative modes, the students prefigure the trends of the next wave of visual artists. 

Student artists participating include: Jane Carrigan, Jeff Eaton, Kristen Galvin, Beth Letain, Nathan Margoni, Jeff Pash, Karen Ruenitz, Sarah Sharp, Alec Spangler, Leah Tacha, Chris Vesper

Visiting Artist Lecture Series
David Humphrey, Painter
December 12, 6:30 PM
Room 1016, Art+Design Building
Visual Arts Building

David Humphrey paints scenes of overwhelming, almost oppressive endearment based in a suspiciously idyllic suburban fantasy world.  He draws upon a set of images, including puppies, kittens, affluent children and snowmen, meant to convey feelings of innocence and security, and his depictions reference the exaggerated flatness with which such figures are often presented.  But Humphrey pushes these distortions well beyond the bounds of traditional kitsch into a realm where darkness and perversion seem to be just over the horizon.  In addition to painting, Humphrey has produced sculpture and installation.  He has received a number of grants and fellowships, including two from the National Endowment for the Arts, and his work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among other major institutions. 

(BFA) Senior Show
Opening: December 12 at 7 PM
Basement, Art+Design Building

Current work includes explorations in the American landscape and contemporary portraiture, as well as a bit of the old ultra-violence.

Student photographers participating include: Francesco Arbolino, Holly Meister, Kelsey Bozler, Areum Jung, Daniel Auster, Mathew Calabrese, Marshall Scheuttle, Elise Nadeau, Zoe Yeh, Daniel Salemi, Jessica Landivar, Luke Chase, Caitlyn Barrick, Jason Silva, Jessica Kivita, Chris Walker, Marta Barensfeld, Daniel Barret, Jessie Vanbenschoten, Lenka Horakova

Solo Senior Photo Show
By Joshua Jenks
Show Runs: December 17-21, Reception: Dec. 17, 6-8 PM
Room 1019a, Art+Design Building