janet biggs

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  • On view through April 28, 2024: The Everson Museum houses a significant collection of enamels by artists including June Schwarcz, Edward H. Winter, and Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley. Several leading ceramists—for example, Carleton Ball and Jade Snow Wong—also worked in enamel....

  • Queens-based artist Sana Musasama creates work that draws inspiration from travel and research into global cultures. Sana Musasama: Returning to Ourselves opened February 3, 2024....

  • David Edward Johnson is a mixed media assemblage artist living and working in Skaneateles, NY. His work focuses on exploring belief systems, the birth and death of the American Dream, the nature and validity of desire, as well as identity and loss on a personal level. Johnson’s body of work lies at the intersection of the organic, the geometric, the iconic, the abstract, and the found, all of which inform his large-scale assemblage pieces that hover between mediums. He encapsulates his oeuvre in three words: abstraction, definition, and deconstruction. ...

  • Janet Biggs is a research based, interdisciplinary artist known for her immersive work in video, film and performance. Biggs’ work focuses on individuals in extreme landscapes or situations, navigating the territory between art, science and technology. Her work has taken her into areas of conflict and to Mars (as a member of crews at the Mars Desert Research Station and Mars Academy USA). Janet Biggs: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape opens February 10, 2024 at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY....

  • On View Through May 5, 2024: As the Everson prepares to renovate an incredible new storage area for its ceramics collection with hi-tech space saver technology, the ceramics gallery will serve double duty as Museum staff unpack and sort collection treasures. To stay flexible and nimble, the ceramics gallery will present Pick & Mix, four small exhibitions centered on art pottery, new acquisitions, and more. Pick & Mix will present a variety of sweet and unexpected treats as the Museum builds toward the future....

  • On view through May 5, 2024: Off the Rack is the happy by-product of a major renovation of the Everson's on-site art storage. As hundreds of paintings and framed works are displaced from their racks while renovations take place, the public has an unprecedented opportunity to view objects that have been in deep storage for years, never-before-seen recent acquisitions, and some perennial favorites — all hung together salon-style in our exhibition galleries. This smorgasbord of paintings and works on paper showcases the breadth and depth of the Museum's collections and provides a glimpse into the world of collections management and care....

  • The Everson is thrilled to have a brilliant installation by Derek Porter titled Faceted Wrap transform our Kilburg Family Staircase into a brilliant, light-filled space. Thousands of individually oriented mirrored reflectors capture isolated moments of the surrounding scene and fragment them into abstracted pixels of color and light, collapsing recognizable relationships of the interior and human movement into a provocative kaleidoscope of dynamic pattern. The familiar is recontextualized for the viewer to provoke curiosity and new awareness of place....

  • This long-term exhibition presents highlights from the more than 300 ceramic objects that the Everson acquired as purchase prizes from its famed Ceramic National exhibitions, which are the bedrock of the American Studio Ceramics Movement....

Upcoming Events

  • Join us at the Everson Book Club meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend on Zoom. Our book selections revolve around themes of community, art, and history. A Zoom link will be sent on the date of the discussion to all who are registered....

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