Fine Arts Gallery (Valhalla)

FALL 2016

Manning

Christopher Manning, installation at Garrison Art Center, 2016

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27
CHRISTOPHER E. MANNING
Everything, As Perfect As It Seems

Everything As Perfect As It Seems explores the inherent duality of the exterior surface and the process of excavation towards the inner self through painting, drawing, collage, photography and sculpture in tandem. Each work presents a teetering balance between memory and the forgotten, truths and lies, light and dark, and all passages between life, death and rebirth. The cumulative narrative comes to represent a portrait of what shapes us, while embodying the deluge of all that was forgotten or superfluous to existence.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
STUDENT SHOW
An end-of-term celebration of student talent and creativity, the Student Show reflects both student accomplishments and faculty dedication.

WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE FINE ARTS GALLERY
ACADEMIC ARTS BUILDING 3RD FLOOR
75 GRASSLANDS ROAD  VALHALLA NEW YORK 10595
MON–SAT 10am–3pm + THU 4–6pm
914.606.6621
www.sunywcc.edu/galler

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Fine Arts Gallery
SHAWN POWELL
CABIN FEVER
SEPTEMBER 2 – NOVEMBER 23

RECEPTION SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Exploring the historical conceit of painting as a metaphorical window, Powell focuses on the experience of containment. When trapped in a room, what images does one idealize? He offers up elements of escape and obstructs these subjects with bold colorful lines or “blinds,” creating feelings of lost hope and suppression, all the while forming a veil or curtain over these painted “windows”. In each work, geometric abstraction and realistic depictions synthesize moments of distinction and blurring, denying the viewer a complete grasp of either.


Charles McGill, Red Menace, 2011

Charles McGill, Red Menace, 2011

JANUARY 27 –  MARCH 8
CHARLES McGILL: SKELETONS

Reception: Thursday, January 30, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Charles McGill’s work merges a passion for golf with a more conceptual understanding of found object. Joe Lewis of Art in America writes that  “the work discovers new conceptual mass in the well-worn territories of race and representation,” and his work has been compared to some of the most influential artists of the last fifty years. “When a traditional golf bag is incorporated into art,” says the artist, “America’s very bumpy history with racism is an inevitability.”

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