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

In ancient Greek and Roman mythology, three enchanting goddesses known as Graces personified the attributes of creativity:  beauty, joy, and wonder. In a recasting of this mythical triumvirate, the Everson introduces three contemporary artists from New York City whose colorful abstract works embody the same sensibilities but in very different forms and media. Joy, wonder, and beauty abound in the bold and sensuous biomorphic paintings of Carrie Moyer, the vibrant fabric and clay sculptures of Polly Apfelbaum, and the magical site-determined installations of Tony Feher. In addition to new works made specifically for the Everson, the exhibition will include selections from the museum’s collection chosen by the exhibiting artists.

Everson presentation made possible by CNY Arts and David and Nancy Ridings. 

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.