Professor Peter Tucker’s Harmonograph, 2020, black walnut, cherry, really hard maple, balsa, bamboo, canary wooden, metal, iron, pen, rubber band, paper, 50 x 51 x 35 inches, is between the functions showcased in the school exhibition.

Numerous functions ranging from modest porcelain objects to a 9- by-11-foot portray, as well as wearables, animated movies and far more established by 14 current, tenured and contingent, faculty members  in the Office of Visible Arts and New Media will be showcased in the future exhibition at the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery.

The Section of Visible Arts and New Media College Exhibition is on display screen from Jan. 24 through Feb. 19. A reception on Friday, Jan. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. will present a opportunity to satisfy the artists. The exhibition and reception are free and open up to the general public.

The Marion Artwork Gallery is positioned on the most important level of Rockefeller Arts Middle.

Taking part artists are: Nicholas Borelli (Adjunct Lecturer, Drawing and Portray), Jason Dilworth (Associate Professor, Graphic Style),  Kathleen Fenton (Lecturer, Animation and Illustration), Tim Frerichs (Professor, Foundations), Phil Hastings (Affiliate Professor, Movie and Video clip) and Stephen Komp  (Affiliate Professor, Images).

Also having aspect are Liz Lee (Professor, Photography), Allora McCullough (Lecturer, Ceramics),  Kevin Opp (Adjunct Lecturer, Graphic Structure), Abbey Paccia (Lecturer, Animation and Illustration), Casey Kelly Pérez (Adjunct Lecturer, Graphic Design and style), Peter Tucker (Associate Professor, Sculpture), Margaret City (Affiliate Professor, Graphic Layout) and Sara Zak (Adjunct Lecturer, Drawing and Portray).

Lecturer Borelli’s combined media figures — “Mutant,” “Death Scroll,” “Hunting Social gathering,” “Interpreter” — belong to a dystopian long term in which big headless reptilian creatures are the hunters, and people have mutated into monsters.

“Many Returns,” a watercolor by Lecturer Fenton, is a whimsical depiction of the human mind, coronary heart, and anxious procedure the antique oval body provides to its incongruity.

Affiliate Professor Dilworth has been developing the Marion art gallery’s exhibition catalogs due to the fact Spring 2016. The exhibition presents visitors the chance to perspective the diversity of his innovative models, from a 16-website page self-deal with to an 80-web site bilingual best certain.

Professor Frerichs’ present-day get the job done addresses human exercise as the dominant influence on the environmental troubles plaguing Lake Erie and the Excellent Lakes system. Frerichs emphasizes sustainable procedures and resources in producing his function. Most elements are regionally sourced, including things uncovered from the shore or near shore of Lake Erie. The exhibition contains an artist ebook sculpture which incorporates rusted Lake Erie shale, archival ink jet images on handmade remnant kozo and abaca paper with blowouts applying Lake Erie Ice soften, and monoprints on handmade Mitsumata paper collaged on vintage Lake Erie maps.

Associate Professor Hastings’ short animated film “With Like and Sincerity” is an exploration of undesirable interactions.

Associate Professor Komp will work solely with analog materials, largely black and white movie and gelatin silver prints. Integrated in the exhibition are a few toned gelatin silver prints titled “Gala,” “Bones” and “Last.”

Professor Lee created her digital images series “Misinformation” about the span of 7 many years. The frames spin to expose a complete of eight illustrations or photos in this interactive piece. She describes her present research interests as a analyze in “visual truth” and if subjective fact, what is seen and what is considered, even exists.

Lecturer McCullough writes of her artwork, “I use ceramic elements and blended media to create narratives about conquering issues and problems in life. In the long run, I am exploring for a actual physical representation of the human soul.” Titled “Moirai,” the personal porcelain sculpture collection provides a spider, a critical, willow branches, and a pair of scissors all entangled and linked by a gold thread.

In an effort to inform graphic style and design college students about profession choices, Lecturer Opp established 3 posters for the exhibition that symbolize the sort of professional do the job he does outside of SUNY Fredonia. They illustrate spreads for the Nationwide Association of State Foresters Once-a-year Report, The Russia Ukraine War Factbook by Craig Reed, Jr., and the Encorus Team Branding Application.

Shot in the span of a working day, Lecturer Paccia’s movie “Penumbral Drift “combines movie footage of illusive shadow sorts with rotoscoped animation to make a meditative reflection on time and room. Every scene exists inside of the gradual rhythms of the earth and the cavernous landscapes of our little neighbors. These areas and the beings who inhabit them are both of those common and mysterious, revealing marvel in each day encounters and gratifying tranquil focus.

In 2022, Lecturer Kelly Pérez launched a children’s brand called Forest Crossing Pals with the goal to teach youngsters about everyday living lessons by way of the adventures of forest critters who reside and get the job done in Whispering Woods. The model now has merchandise and a children’s guide series for sale in book stores and on the internet. She self-printed, illustrated, created, and authored the first guide in the sequence called “Tippy’s Threads.” The exhibition contains the initially guide in the sequence, site, and items. Pérez is an unbiased brand name designer by way of her organization, Limbic Studio. She is effective with a number of outside brand names, in addition to breweries and distilleries in the course of the U.S. Choose packaging function for New Realm Brewing and Distilling are on exhibit.

Associate Professor Tucker’s harmonograph and wearables demonstrate his adore for the magnificence of wood and his penchant for experimentation. Originally invented in 1844 by Scottish mathematician Hugh Blackburn, a harmonograph is a mechanical machine that takes advantage of swinging pendulums to attract shots. Tucker’s three pendulum harmonograph is dependent on measurements and approaches formulated by Karl Sims. It is produced from black walnut (nearby fallen tree), cherry, tricky maple, balsa, bamboo, canary wooden, steel, iron, pen, rubber band, and paper. His wearable forms merge the pure magnificence of wooden with jewellery creating tactics. 

Affiliate Professor Urban’s combined media piece “Frame Breakers 2049: Potential Artifacts” is a function of speculative futuring. Scarce sources have forced people to use low-tech, observed objects for most apps although saving higher-tech, reason made products for health care, house exploration, electricity output, and other locations that are essential to overall health, wellbeing, and progress.

Lecturer Zak’s 9-by-11-foot oil portray “Limits of the diaphane” is made up of 6 stretched canvases. Zak writes of her perform, “This portray, like the large greater part of my perform, investigate the shifting nature of time, spot, notion, actuality, and paint.  All of these notions count intensely on the steadiness of our individual perception of them—what if the perception retains fracturing? What if time doesn’t just move ahead but somewhat it moves like the swing, or the carousel, or the waves?” 

The Department of Visible Arts and New Media is accredited by the Nationwide Affiliation of Educational institutions of Art and Design. Parts of analyze contain: foundations, artwork history, animation and illustration, ceramics, drawing and portray, graphic design, movie and video clip, photography, and sculpture. Much more than 240 art majors are presently enrolled.

Funding for the exhibition and reception is supplied by the Cathy and Jesse Marion Endowment Fund of the Fredonia School Basis and Buddies of Rockefeller Arts Centre.

Gallery hours are: Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., and Sunday from midday to 4 p.m.

For much more info about the exhibition or Marion Art Gallery or to agenda a team tour, get hold of Director Barbara Räcker by using email or get in touch with (716) 673-4897.