Analysis on Return 2 Earth by Gregory Ramirez

Return 2 Earth by Alisa Sikelianos-Carter is presently hanging in the Opalka Gallery.  Standing tall at 121” x 83 3/4”, this detailed piece is mixed media. It’s composed of Ink, gouache, acrylic, powder pigment, micaceous oxide, copper leaf, gold leaf, silver leaf, liquid gold leaf, interference pigment, glitter, gold coarse mica, and collage on paper.…

Salem #7 by Alanna Yanneck

Salem #7     I chose to focus on Salem #7 by Antoni Milkowski. This sculpture was created in 1965-1967 out of Cor-Ten steel. This piece is a highly geometric sculpture, made out of six different cubes in a three dimensional cross-like shape. The use of Cor-Ten steel gives it a wethered and industrial look,…

Tecumseh by Victoria Stockman

Tecumseh Tecumseh by Edwin Ruda was completed in the year of 1969. His acrylic painting depicts four very strong, even green lines spread horizontally across on the canvas, without actually reaching either end of the canvas. The layers under the vibrant green lines are mixings of purple, blue, red and orange to create a contrasting…

New Morning – Megan Ingber

New Morning I, 1973 When you think of pop art this piece by Alvin D. Loving Jr. encaptures all the qualities that come to mind.  The colors, shape, materials, and the arrangement all form uniquely to give the piece the pop and snap it needs. Loving was one of the few African-American abstract artists of…

Selected Works by Andres Serrano

Blog Post by Henry Pettit Selected Works by Andres Serrano   Select works of the acclaimed photographer, Andres Serrano, are currently on exhibit in a small art museum aptly called, “The School” in Kinderhook, New York. The former high school has long, spacious halls and a remodeled gymnasium, providing an ideal location to showcase Serrano’s…

Phantom Bodies

Blog Post by Alanna Yanneck Phantom Bodies Exhibit   The Phantom Bodies exhibit at Saint Rose’s Esther Massry Gallery is a collection of 65 photographs taken by Tanya Marcuse. These photographs are split into two projects, titled Undergarments and Armor and Wax Bodies. I decided to focus more on the Wax Bodies prints, finding their…

Future Perfect

Blog Post by Emily Lamb Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene When I visited UAlbany’s Future Perfect exhibition I was immediately drawn toward Tommy Hartung’s work. His film The Bible took up an entire wall. I sat in front of the wall, mesmerized by the dramatic colors and the constant melting, breathing and whirling of figures…

Lee Bontecou’s Untitled

Blog post by Katielynn Canavan Lee Bontecou’s Untitled, 1966 Lee Bontecou’s piece known as Untitled was created in 1966 to represent emotion and space exploration. This piece is made of paint, fiberglass and leather on a metal framework of an old bed frame. Black velvet is laid across the canvas back to portray an atmosphere of…

Ion Codrescu: Hagia Painting

Blog post by Michael Hotchkiss Ion Codrescu: Hagia Painting The building in which the Mandeville Gallery is housed, the Nott Memorial which sits in the center of the Union College campus, is in and of itself a piece worth walking about. Much like the Guggenheim, the Nott is hollow in its center and opens to…