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…

Wave Cathedral at Mass MoCA

Blog post by Alyssa Gullotto Wave Cathedral, 2015 (Installation view) by Clifford Ross, Computer-generated video on 2 LED screens, photo by Arthur Evans While exploring Clifford Ross’ exhibition at Mass MoCA titled “Landscape Seen & Imagined,” there was one piece in particular that stopped me in my tracks. Drawn in by a bright, shifting field…

MASS MoCA Visit

Blog Post by Michael Hotchkiss It was my first time to MASS MoCA this past weekend and prior to it I wasn’t even aware that the place existed. An hour on the road seems a small price to pay when walking through the innermost galleries. For those of you that don’t know, the buildings in…

Shaker Blog

Blog post by Thaddeus Sipe When told to think of a chair, there are endless images that can come to mind.  Perhaps we do not even think of a specific chair, but a culmination of aspects of chairs we know to be true.  Perhaps we think of a comfy arm chair with cushions so plump…

Towanna Miller, Residential School

Blog post by Kate Wolford Represent: Contemporary Native American Art is an exhibition at the New York State Museum featuring artwork by Native American artists in a wide variety of media and styles, all of which represent Native American heritage and culture. Exhibitor, Towanna Miller, of the Mohawk Bear Clan, is quoted, “Sometimes I feel…

The Pure and Simple Design of the Shakers

Blog post by Katherine Petit The Pure and Simple Design of the Shakers Upon entering the Shaker exhibit at the New York State Museum, one quickly notices the multitude of hand-crafted furniture throughout the space.  One chair in particular exemplifies the simplicity and purity present in so much of the Shakers’ design. Crafted from a…

Dada Speaks

Blog post by Kelly Ann Raver I spread the word of a truth you are not ready for. I write this manifesto to say that art should no longer be replicated, like paper dolls, cut from the same monotonous piece of worn out paper. This practice has grown so tiresome.  Art should be frivolous, nonsensical…