Fosdick-Nelson Exhibitions

Look back on exhibitions hosted at the Fosdick-Nelson Gallery.

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions (2009-10)

  • Year: 2009-2010

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Sculpture, Glass and Electronic Integrated Arts are featured in a series of culminating exhibitions.

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Fugitive

  • Year: 2018-2019

This improbable, monumental installation of soft billowing forms, cast on-site in thin plaster skins, addresses fragility, containment, architecture and the body.

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As The Air Moves Back From You

  • Year: 2014-2015

The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery is proud to present a performance installation created by D. Chase Angier of Angier Performance Works, in collaboration with Luftwerk, The Tiffany Mills Company, Kristi S...

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Raw Goods

  • Year: 2010-2011

Raw Goods displays artifacts of manufacturing in Western New York as examples of artful engineering, elegant solutions and material innovations and illuminates the historical relationships between ...

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Liminal

  • Year: 2007-2008

D. Chase Angier, assistant professor of dance, in collaboration with Marketa Fantova, assistant professor of theater design; and John Laprade, a musician who divides his time between Alfred and New...

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Earth Cloud

  • Year: 2007-2008

Earth, sky, time, light, space: Wayne Higby's work is a meditation on the relationship between mind and matter. It is not about landscape. EarthCloud is the largest hand cut porcelain, architectura...

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Painting As Is

  • Year: 2019-2020

This show brings together a group of artists with a keen interest in the blunt facts of painting. Facts that when deployed can demonstrate a wide range of pictorial languages that stretch across an...

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Layer Mask

  • Year: 2019-2020

Layer on layer on layer. Covering up, peeling back, adding to subtract. This show brings together new work from U.S.-based artists and includes painting, photography, sculpture.

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Depth of Field

  • Year: 2008-2009

In the works of Terri Weifenbach and Christine Gray the languages of photography and painting commingle in inventive and paradoxical relationships.

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Alfred/Düsseldorf MFA in Painting (2017-18)

  • Year: 2017-2018

The School of Art and Design celebrates the launch of the new MFA Painting program with an exhibition featuring work by painting faculty: Jutta Haeckel, Heidi Hahn, Stephanie McMahon, Kevin Wixted ...

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Nick Cave - Alter Skins

  • Year: 2008-2009

Visual and performance artist Nick Cave constructs intricately bejeweled costumes from a range of materials including sequins, beads, twigs and bottle caps. A selection of his "Sound Suits" - so n...

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions (2008-09)

  • Year: 2008-2009

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic, Sculpture, Glass and Electronic Integrated Arts are featured in a series of culminating exhibitions.

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XXXX: New Faculty New Work

  • Year: 2008-2009

Featuring work in painting, video, sculpture.

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In The Loop

  • Year: 2008-2009

A group exhibition featuring several video artists: all inspired by iconic 1970's performance art work, contemporized by a shared satirical wink at western pop culture. Glancing back with both feet...

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions (2010-11)

  • Year: 2010-2011

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Sculpture, Glass and Electronic Integrated Arts and featured in a series of culminating exhibitions.

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The Free Electron

  • Year: 2010-2011

In the 1970's Steina and Woody Vasulka laid the groundwork for the "free electron" in media art. The work in this exhibition examines the structure of video, its relationship to sound, image proces...

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Perceiving Place

  • Year: 2010-2011

This show brings together four painters investigating fictitious and actual locations. The works reveal their interactions and experiences with specific environments, examine ephemeral occurrences,...

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Faculty Work

  • Year: 2010-2011

This exhibition features recent artwork created by the Drawing, Painting and Photography faculty, revealing the broad range of studio practices and interests that comprise this division in the Scho...

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Boundary Hunters

  • Year: 2012-2013

Showcasing seven contemporary painters Donnie Copeland, Matthew Farina, Amy Feldman, Julian Jackson, Karen Schifano, Laurel Sucsy and Rachael Wren who combine the fundamental elements of color, mar...

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Queering Space at Alfred University

  • Year: 2017-2018

This exhibition asks: what is a queer perspective and how does queerness meet form. Originating at Yale University Queering Space and the curatorial team migrate to Alfred to expand the dialogue.

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions (2017-18)

  • Year: 2017-2018

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Sculpture, Glass and Electronic Integrated Arts are featured in a series of culminating exhibitions.

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Reel Real

  • Year: 2016-2017

Five contemporary artists use trompe l'oeil drawing, painting, and sculpture as a seduction to reel the viewer into questioning perceptions of reality.

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions (2016-17)

  • Year: 2016-2017

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Sculpture, Glass and Electronic Integrated Arts are featured in a series of culminating exhibitions

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Nuclear Lawn Bowling : Sun at Midnight

  • Year: 2016-2017

An exhibition highlighting artwork by faculty from the Division of Dimensional Studies, including Sarah Blood, Diane Cox, Karen Donnellan, Brett Hunter, Coral Lambert, Angus Powers and guest collab...

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Lit

  • Year: 2016-2017

A collection of works that playfully skirt between the functional and sculptural, by individuals and collaborative teams who identify as both artists and designers.

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions (2018-19)

  • Year: 2018-2019

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Electronic Integrated Arts, Painting, and Sculpture/Dimensional Studies are featured in a series of culminating thesis exhibitions.

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In Good Company

  • Year: 2018-2019

This exhibition celebrates the diversity of artistic voices across the School of Art and Design; both faculty and students who contribute to the vibrant culture of the first-year program.

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Hidden in Plain Sight

  • Year: 2018-2019

Fascination with the natural world triggers the imagination. Materials and processes foster a transformation. These artists create allusions to timelessness and the infinite.

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Artists As Innovators

  • Year: 2018-2019

Celebrating Three Decades of NYSCA/NYFA Fellowships

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Artists As Innovators

  • Year: 2018-2019

Celebrating Three Decades of NYSCA/NYFA Fellowships

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Variantology

  • Year: 2014-2015

Featuring work by faculty and staff from the Division of Expanded Media: Peer Bode, Xiaowen Chen, William Contino, Andrew Deutsch, Gerar Edizel, Mark Klingensmith, Barbara Lattanzi, Judy Livingston...

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions (2014-15)

  • Year: 2014-2015

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Sculpture, Glass and Electronic Integrated Arts are featured in a series of culminating exhibitions.

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Errant Landscapes

  • Year: 2017-2018

Four artists work in diverse ways with the visual lexicon around the genre of landscape. Using materials ranging from ceramics, print, painting, video, and textiles the artworks in this exhibition ...

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions (2015-16)

  • Year: 2015-2016

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Sculpture, Glass and Electronic Integrated Arts are featured in a series of culminating exhibitions.

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Matter + Material

  • Year: 2015-2016

Culled from the exhibition Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960, curated by Robert Hirch, this selection focuses on works specifically dealing with the material process of ...

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Welcome

  • Year: 2015-2016

An exhibition of work by new faculty and technical specialists to the Division of Ceramic Art.

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Soft Core

  • Year: 2015-2016

Bridging traditional textile processes with contemporary imagery and ideas, Soft Core features the work of three artists who embrace fiber techniques - knitting, weaving and embroidery - to develop...

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Typology/Morphology

  • Year: 2015-2016

This exhibition highlights artwork produced at the IEA in Alfred, NY, established in 1997 to support projects by artists working in digital media. Resident artists include: Cory Arcangel, Brandon B...

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions (2013-14)

  • Year: 2013-2014

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Sculpture, Glass and Electronic Arts are featured in a series of culmination exhibitions.

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Ark 3

  • Year: 2014-2015

Working collaboratively with improvisational cosplay, the artists create speculative video installations that re-imagine educational practice and explore post-human fictions.

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Signs of Life

  • Year: 2013-2014

Featuring work by Freshman Foundation faculty Ted Morgan and Angie To. Morgan will exhibit a series of photographs and To will display paintings. The exhibition marks Ted Morgan's 35th year of teac...

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Ecstatically Quiet

  • Year: 2014-2015

Cloaked in the guise of color and pattern, three installation artists reveal subtle signs of discontent.

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New Mythologies

  • Year: 2013-2014

Five artists re-imagine the Nordic landscape, using photography to create alternate realities that dazzle and quietly threaten. Each artist adopts an experimental, manipulated approach to the mediu...

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The Religion

  • Year: 2013-2014

McKean's sculptural installations explore objects, materiality and time set within densely elliptical, narrative spaces.

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Open Press

  • Year: 2013-2014

This exhibition features contemporary Chinese artists actively working in the field of printmaking.

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions (2012-13)

  • Year: 2012-2013

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Sculpture, Glass and Electronic Arts are featured in a series of culmination exhibitions.

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Gage|Gaze

  • Year: 2012-2013

Featuring the work of two glass installation artists, this exhibition explores measuring devices and optical observations of inner and outer landscapes.

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Exploding Boundaries

  • Year: 2012-2013

Drawing has experienced a renewal of critical attention as the lines of demarcation between drawing, painting, digital images and sculpture continue to blur, merge and influence one another. This e...

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Reading Through Beuys

  • Year: 2012-2013

Presenting a collection of books, posters, videos, postcards, interviews and mass-media images by or about Joseph Beuys. Also included are contemporary works produced in response to Beuys works by ...

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Good Artists Steal

  • Year: 2011-2012

This exhibit of painting, collage and video explores issues surrounding appropriated images in art. The artists directly lift subject matter from popular culture and media to create work that quest...

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Faculty Work

  • Year: 2011-2012

Three faculty from the School of Art and Design representing print-making, sculpture and graphic design showcase their work.

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions (2011-12)

  • Year: 2011-2012

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Sculpture, Glass and Electronic Arts are featured in a series of culmination exhibitions.

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TableSpace

  • Year: 2011-2012

Presenting a cross section of current ceramic work this show will address the subject of function and implicating the site/space of the table. Fourteen artists collectively represent practices in C...

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The Art Of Intaglio

  • Year: 2011-2012

Highlighting the intaglio process this exhibition of prints from the Wingate Studio includes a wide range of artists from Walton Ford and Sol Lewitt to Joel Werring and Jiha Moon.

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Measured Space

  • Year: 2019-2020

Measured Space directly and indirectly draws on the historical and geological trajectories of the area of Alfred, New York, as both source and site. Through diverse materials and sculptural process...

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Spectra

  • Year: 2009-2010

This exhibition showcases artwork conveying the breadth, diversity and expertise of the faculty in the School of Art and Design.

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Ferrous Bloom

  • Year: 2009-2010

The artists represented in 'Ferrous Bloom' examine the unique and fascinating nature of iron as a sculptural vehicle, drawing on its innate physical properties and rich historal associations.

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Don Metz

  • Year: 2009-2010

Don Metz has composed a surround-sound composition using a modified piano and other objects found in his garage on Vernon Place in Buffalo. Final editing completed at the Institute of Electronic Ar...

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Circular Logic

  • Year: 2009-2010

Lyn Carter's sculpture of stretched fabric and Ani Hoover's process paintings explore the geometry of the circle, transforming the simple shape into complex abstractions. Carter references the dome...

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Some People

  • Year: 2007-2008

Harrell Fletcher along with Dallas Kavanagh, Elizabeth Emery, Terese Longva, Steve Randall, Tom Shim, Shannon Yoder, Matthew Corson-Finnerty, Rebecca Gray, Kaye Waltman, Alicia Eggert, Ben Martel, ...

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Undertow

  • Year: 2007-2008

Undertow presents four emerging artists from Brooklyn and Chicago in an exhibition of conceptual sculpture and installation excavating human history, discovery, and personal memory.

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Breaking The Mold

  • Year: 2006-2007

Sculpture exhibition featuring works by alumni who studied with Glenn Zweygardt. The exhibition marks Zweygardt’s 38 years of teaching at the School of Art and Design and celebrates the opening of ...

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Drawing From Life

  • Year: 2006-2007

Sixty years of life drawing by Mario Prisco, artist and former Dean of the School of Art and Design, will be on display in conjunction with a circulating exhibit of student drawings resulting from ...

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Ornament Now

  • Year: 2006-2007

An exhibition of Painting and Ceramics

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Tradition Collision

  • Year: 2006-2007

Sixty years of life drawing by Mario Prisco, artist and former Dean of the School of Art and Design, will be on display in conjunction with a circulating exhibit of student drawings resulting from ...

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Border Portraits

  • Year: 2005-2006

Photographs from Burma and Cyprus

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Material Structures

  • Year: 2019-2020

Four artists from the Division of Ceramic Art, each using distinct approaches to process, technology, and material, come together to construct objects and installations that complicate perception o...

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions (2019-20)

  • Year: 2019-2020

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Electronic Integrated Arts, Painting, and Sculpture/Dimensional Studies are featured in a series of culminating thesis exhibitions.

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