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Purchase, NY 10577

2010-2011 Academic Year



MFA Thesis Exhibition Series:

Miles Hall and Mary Martin
On View: April 18 – 22, 2011
Reception: Thursday, April 21, 5–7 pm

Sayhey Chung and Amanda Gale
On View: April 25 – 29, 2011
Reception: Thursday, April 28, 5–7 pm

Jessica Whittam and Etty Yaniv
On View: May 2 – 6, 2011
Reception: Thursday, May 5th, 5–7 pm



 It's not me, it's you.
MFA Group Exhibition
May 2 - May 16, 2011
Reception: Saturday, May 7, 7-9pm

Sayhey Chung       Mary Ivy Martin
Amanda Gale       Jess Whittam
Miles Hall       Etty Yaniv
curated by Jeremy Sigler

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 BFA Graduation Exhibition

On View: May 14 – 20, 2011
Reception: Saturday, May 14, 2–5 pm



Nancy Bowen
Sculptures and Drawings

March 14 – April 8, 2011
Reception: Wednesday, March 16, 5-7pm

The Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery is pleased to present recent sculptures and drawings by Nancy Bowen, Associate Professor of Art+Design at SUNY Purchase College. Nancy Bowen is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  Her work combines an eclectic mix of imagery and materials to create an uneasy fusion of information and experience.  The works in this exhibition shift between sculpture and drawing, each piece negotiating new terms and conditions of the media through layered materials, process and subject matter.

Nancy Bowen utilizes imagery from Farmer’s Almanacs, published between 1800 and 1867 (all from the collection of her father, an amateur historian and genealogist), in recent works on paper and in site-specific drawings. In these drawings, she collages imagery and text from the Farmer’s Almanacs with rubbings of early American tombstones and linear patterns suggestive of Eastern origins. In Blue Angel, she begins with a constructed ground of colorful almanac entries and builds layers, including a voluptuous blue grave rubbing and a circular maze pattern stitched with black thread and marked by colorful dots at each intersection.

Her sculptural pieces incorporate cast and blown glass elements into clay, steel, and mixed media constructions. In Territory, the interlocked white plaster forms are draped by a delicate web of blue beadwork and further combined with a porcelain maze and jeweled porcelain tower.  In an essay written for the exhibition, critic Nancy Princenthal writes, “These sculptures brim with implicit, but not quite decipherable, spiritual power. In other words, they urge the questions raised by the works on paper: what recommends itself as auspicious? What compels belief? What serves in our negotiations with fate?”

Nancy Bowen has had solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe including the Lesley Heller Gallery, Annina Nosei Gallery in NYC, Galerie Farideh Cadot in Paris, the Betsy Rosenfield gallery in Chicago, and the James Gallery in Houston, among others. Her work has been reviewed widely in such journals as Art in America, Artforum, Glass Magazine, Sculpture Magazine and a host of newspapers. She has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the European Ceramic Work Center.  She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Hunter College (CUNY).  She is currently an Associate Professor of Sculpture at Purchase College, State University of New York.



Fifty Photographs with Text: The Larry Clark Tulsa Portfolio
On view: February 10 – March 4, 2011
Reception: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 5-7 pm
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 4:30pm

Tulsa Screening: Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 5pm, Room 1016 Visual Arts Building - Curator, Chelsea Spengemann, will screen the recently released 1968 film “Tulsa”, made during the same time as the photographs in the exhibition. Both events are part of the Neuberger Museum of Art’s First Wednesday series.

The Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery at Purchase College presents celebrated photographer and filmmaker, Larry Clark in Fifty Photographs with Text: The Larry Clark Tulsa Portfolio (1980). The black and white photographs in this exhibition were taken in Tulsa, Oklahoma over a period of eight years, beginning in 1963, and gained notoriety when published in 1971 as Tulsa, which provides an intimate and reflective treatment of Clark’s family and friends. Experimentation with amphetamine and the addiction and tragedy that ensued are grippingly portrayed in Clark’s precise, tense portraits. This dramatic project played a major role in establishing photography as a medium through which personal experiences become emblems of an entire culture.

Visitors will be able to see the photographs of Tulsa arranged following the original book format, including accompanying text. Says Spengemann: “The goal is for viewers to carefully consider how each photograph and text in Clark’s groundbreaking series works together to effectively narrate his experience among a group of hometown friends over an eight-year period during which radical cultural shifts were taking place in America.”

Fifty Photographs with Text: The Larry Clark Tulsa Portfolio (1980) was curated by Chelsea Spengemann, a Neuberger Museum of Art Curatorial Fellow and recent graduate of the MA program in Modern and Contemporary Art, Criticism, and Theory at Purchase College, under the supervision of Tracy Fitzpatrick, Neuberger Curator and Purchase College Associate Professor of Art History.

A pamphlet with an essay by the curator, published by the Neuberger Museum of Art, and a complete archive of press clippings from 1971-2010, related to Tulsa, also will be available.



Yoav Liberman: Windgate Artist in Residence

January 17 – February 4, 2011
Reception Thursday, February 3, 5-7pm


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Pat Steir: Drawing Out of Line
Self Portrait: An Installation

On View: September 30 – November 19th, 2010

Reception: September 30, 2010, 5-7:30pm

A wall drawing first created by renowned artist Pat Steir in 1987, Self-Portrait: An Installation, was re-created in the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery as part of the exhibition on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art: Pat Steir: Drawing out of Line. The installation which covers the walls of the gallery with vastly enlarged images of parts of the face, was inspired by Renaissance and Baroque drawing manuals discussed in E.H. Gombrich’s seminal text Art and Illusion (1956) as well as those in the New York Public Library’s Rare Books Room. Undergraduate and graduate students selected and led by School of Art + Design faculty members Sharon Horvath, Julian Kreimer and Michael Torlen executed the work according Steir’s instructions and under the supervision of by Anthony Sansotta, the artistic director of the Sol Lewitt estate.  The drawing, which commenced on September 15th, took approximately two weeks to complete, giving the public a rare opportunity to see the process unfold through the windows of the Maass Gallery.


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Windgate Artist-In-Residence Exhibit:
Yuri Kobayashi

On View: August 16th – September 10th

Reception: Thursday, September 9, 2010, 5-7pm

The Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery presents the work of Yuri Kobayashi,  School of Art+Design 2010 Windgate Artist In Residence. Born and raised in Japan, Yuri Kobayashi received her BA degree in architecture design at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. After training in traditional Japanese woodworking, she moved to the U.S. to pursue an MFA degree in woodworking and furniture design at San Diego State University. Currently she divides her time between teaching at Rhode Island School of Design and producing her own work. Being influenced by her origin, her work is a reflection of her identity, experience and empathy. Utilizing predominantly wood, she employs repetitive manners to create concept-based objects with an emphasis on the sculptural form.

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