AUBURN, N.Y.- The Schweinfurth Art Center presents the exhibit Made in New York 2006 on view through August 26. 71 New York State artists were chosen for the Schweinfurth Art Centers annual juried exhibit which will feature 83 works of art including paintings, sculpture, textiles, works on paper, multi-media installations. Jurors Matthew Friday & Gerald Mead reviewed 481 works by 286 artists.
Made in NY 2006 Exhibiting Artists: Elizabeth Agte, Monica Alfonso, Erich Asperschlager, Dan Bacich, Christopher Baker, Dana Bonn, Dana Bonn, Jonathan Brower, Luke Buffenmyer, Stephanie Bursese, Faithanne Carapella, Michael Christian, Sage Churchill-Foster, H.T. Coogan, Marcus DeVoe, Nick D'Innocenzo, Nadia Dropkin, Lynn Duggan, Leslie Eliet, Elizabeth Emery, Benjamin Entner, Allison Fox, Jen Gandee, Matthew Gehring, Deborah Giambrone, Myra Greene, Lindsey Guile, Eva Maria Hardin, Michael Harris, Jennifer Heckes, Ani Hoover, Stephen Houseknecht, Sean Hovendick, Mark Iwinski, Ryan Jackson, Ryan Jackson, Mary Kester, Stephanie Koenig, Luke Lamborn, Jenn Libby, Michael Long, Frank McCauley, Raphaela McCormack, Graham McDougal, Mark Millanti, Rebecca Murtaugh, Elise Nicol, Heather O'Hara, Jackie Pancari, Jennifer Pepper, Barry Perlus, Colette Quaglia, John Retallack, Stephanie Rothenberg, Jennifer Sampson, M. Schmidt, Christine Sevilla, James Skvarch, Caridad Sola, Jean Stephens, Nathan Sullivan, Elizabeth Switzer, Bryan Thomas, Michael Thomas, Nancy Topolski, Carol Townsend, Susan Weisend, Anita Welych, Donalee Peden Wesley, Heather Wetzel, Patricia Wilder, Richard Zakin, Karen Zarzecki.
2006 Jurors: Matthew Friday & Gerald Mead
Matthew Friday teaches painting, contemporary art history and critical theory at the State University of New York at Oswego. His paintings, installations and videos have been widely shown throughout the United States. He has most recently had a series of solo and two-person exhibitions in Buffalo and Rochester and his work has been included in shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art Open Studios, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Center for Contemporary Art in St. Louis, the Cambridge Art Association, the Kansas City Art Institute, the Ohio University School of Art gallery, the University of Buffalo and the University of Rochester.
Fridays paintings are about history and the ability to imagine alternative histories as sites of counter-memory. His latest series of works examine the problematic tradition of history painting, and investigate the way images come to represent moments of the past. In addition to his individual research, Matthew Friday is a founding member of the international activist/artist collective known as The Society for the Representation of Society. Matthew Fridays work can be viewed at www.oswego.edu/~Friday.
Gerald Mead is a collage/assemblage artist and adjunct professor of design at Buffalo State College where he earned his BA in Psychology and BS in Design. He also studied Art History at the University at Buffalo. During his 18-year tenure as a curator at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, he organized numerous art and design exhibitions for the museum, several of which traveled across the country. His own artwork is in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; George Eastman House/International Museum of Film and Photography, Rochester, NY; and Castellani Art Museum; Lewiston, NY among others, and has been included in exhibitions throughout the U.S. and in Australia, Great Britain and Poland. Geralds artwork is also published in two photography textbooks and he has received grants from the New York Foundation of the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.