Visual Arts Program

Saturday, November 18, 2006 — Thursday, December 21, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
National Endowment for the Arts and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts

Margaret Cogswell

Buffalo River Fugues

Presented at:

Margaret Cogswell - <em>Buffalo River Fugues</em>
Margaret Cogswell - <em>Buffalo River Fugues</em>

A Hallwalls Artist-in-Residence Project (HARP).

Margaret Cogswell’s Buffalo River Fugues will be the second in a series of RIVER FUGUES that began in 2003 by exploring the river and steel mills in Cleveland, Ohio while in residence at SPACES World Artists Program. Cuyahoga Fugues described the artist’s encounter with generations of stories reflecting the life and dreams embodied by the Cuyahoga and, upon completion, suggested an expanded body of work, exploring the lives of other regional rivers through video/film footage of the post-industrial landscape and sculptural components drawn from the histories of the relevant industries.

The River Fugues project emerges from Cogswell’s long-term investigations into the significance of water in our lives, but marks a shift from work exploring the individual’s longing for immortality to that of a society’s collective longing for a “better” life around rivers. The harnessing of a river’s power for development of industry and commerce uncomfortably links a dream of immortality found in the rarified waters of an idealized rural landscape with urban industry and technology. Buffalo River Fugues proposes to explore the poignant disillusionment defined by compromised river waters and waning dreams of prosperity.

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November and December, 2006 - 2006

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Sarah Sutton
Knots and Pulses

This exhibition by Ithaca-area artist Sarah Sutton features a series of monochromatic oil paintings that combine representational imagery with distortions and abstractions that create scenarios in flux. They are essentially landscape paintings, but Sutton's treatment of the landscape toys with its sense of space and the notion of the built vs. the natural environment.

Katie Bell
Abstract Cabinet

Katie Bell’s exhibition is a site-specific installation conceived of as a one-act drama starring anonymous artifacts. Functioning like a theatrical set, the gallery holds static characters that reference the interior architecture of corporate and commercial spaces. Sculptural objects are often fractured or untethered to a contextual structure. Functioning as a whole, the individual artefacts are a nod to players on a stage, held captive in space and time.