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School of Art+Design Presents “David Schwarz Project 8: Charles LaBelle,” Jan. 23-March 13

Date Released: 1/7/2008

The Purchase College School of Art+Design presents David Schwarz Project 8, January 23-March 13 in the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery in the Art+Design Building. Functioning as a project space for the Neuberger Museum’s exhibition Person of the Crowd, the Contemporary Art of Flânerie, curated by Director Thom Collins, Schwarz Project 8 presents the work of Charles LaBelle who is participating in the museum exhibition which examines the role of the artist-flâneur in cities around the world. An opening reception will be held on January 26 from 6:30-8PM.

The Maass Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 914-251-6750.

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

In focusing on the work of one artist, Charles LaBelle, the Maass installation will allow viewers to further investigate how LaBelle, whose work has been described as psychogeography, cruises the urban metropolis to dissect the ethnic, gender and social value in overlooked street objects. A melding of conceptual rigor and lush visual sensations, LaBelle’s work takes us on an intriguing tour of “postmodern cities…and the people who inhabit them.”

Begun in the fall of 2005, the David Schwarz Projects, made possible by a generous donation from the estate of David and Jeanne Schwarz, bring exceptional exhibitions of the work of innovative contemporary artists that explore current trends in visual art.