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Fosdick-Nelson Gallery features painters’ exhibit of ‘Perceiving Place’

The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at Alfred University is hosting a new exhibition titled, “Perceiving Place,” beginning Friday Oct. 22 and running through Wednesday, Dec. 1. There will be an open reception on Oct. 22 from 7 – 9 p.m.

The exhibit features artwork created by four painters investigating fictitious and actual locations, including Mike Glier, Josephine Halvorson, Nina Rizzo and Corinne Ulmann. The exhibition is curated by AU assistant professor for painting, Stephanie McMahon.

The works reveal their interactions and experiences with specific environments, examine ephemeral occurrences, questions our preconceived notions of place, and presents fresh perspectives on everyday observations.

McMahon received her master of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Texas-Austin. Her past exhibits include “Solo Exhibition” in Houghton House Gallery, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, and “Stephanie McMahon, Recent Paintings” in the Pooke Gallery, Walnut Hill School for Visual Arts, Natick, MA.

She was the recipient of the Artist Grant in Painting from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and nominee for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting.

The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery is a learning center for the visual arts. Rotating exhibitions highlight work by established and emerging artists working in New York, the United States, and abroad. Located in rural New York, the Gallery is the only established contemporary art venue within a 60-mile radius for the community to experience a diverse mix of art first hand and participate in forum of contemporary art and culture. Extended programming, including gallery lectures and special projects, gives students and members of the community an opportunity to engage with artists, curators and scholars.

The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery’s hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 3 p.m. weekends; the gallery is closed University holidays. For more information contact Sharon McConnell, director of the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery at 607.871.2149 or at