Urban Video Project 2015-16: We Were Never Human

September 10, 2015 - May 29, 2016

A year-long exploration of the shifting idea of what it means to be human.

September - October, 2015

The Otolith Group

Anathema (2011)

Anathemareimagines the microscopic behavior of liquid crystals undergoing turbulence as a sentient entity that possesses the fingertips and the eyes enthralled by the LCD touch-screen. Anathema can be understood as an object-oriented video that isolates and recombines the magical gestures of dream factory capitalism. Anathema proposes itself as a prototype for a counter-spell assembled from the possible worlds of capitalist sorcery.

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Urban Video Project (UVP) is a multimedia public art initiative of Light Work and Syracuse University in collaboration with Everson Museum of Art. 

Three Graces

September 25, 2015 - January 3, 2016

The Three Graces were known in ancient mythology as enchanting goddesses who personified the primary attributes of creativity: Beauty, Wonder, and Joy. In a recasting of this mythical triumvirate, the Everson introduces three contemporary artists from New York – Polly Apfelbaum, Tony Feher, and Carrie Moyer – whose spectacular abstract works embody these qualities. More than just a typical exhibition, Three Graces is also a revelatory experience, as the artists have created new works inspired by pieces from the museum’s collection, which are also included. From Moyer’s biomorphic paintings, to Apfelbaum’s playful textiles, and Feher’s magical installations, Three Graces connects the past and present through beauty, wonder, and joy.

Everson presentation is made possible, in part, by funding from the County of Onondaga through the Tourism & Economic Development Program administered by CNY Arts, David and Nancy Ridings, Jack and Stephanie Rudnick, Dr. Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan, Eric Alderman, Drs. Michael and Valerie Clarke, Sid Maines, William J. Brunken and Dale Donald Hunter, Bonnie and Gary Grossman, Bob and Toni Salisbury, Gennady and Katya Bratslavsky, Mr. Timothy Sullivan and Dr. Kate Costello-Sullivan.

Joy, Beauty & Wonder

September 26, 2015 - November 15, 2015

A companion community exhibition to Three Graces. Submit your original photography that express the themes of Joy, Beauty and Wonder. Deadline for submissions is September 6, 2015. Learn more here.  

About Three Graces: In ancient Greek and Roman mythology, three enchanting godesses known as Graces personified the attributes of joy, beauty and grace. These Graces are recast through three New York City artists including Carrie Moyer’s beautiful biomorphic explorations of sensuality through color and shape, the wonder of Tony Feher’s organization of ordinary matter in tension-filled architectural spaces, and the joy of Polly Apfelbaum’s exploration of color, pattern and repetition through material and space.