Lore Degenstein Gallery Fifth Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition
Oct. 19 - Dec. 6, 2013
Opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7 - 9 p.m.
This is our fifth annual, national, juried visual art competition and exhibition, open to two-dimensional figurative artists (referencing the human figure), working in painting, drawing or printmaking who are over the age of 18. This year’s juror is Alessendra Sulpy, a figurative painter and art educator currently living and working in Winona, Minn. Sulpy will select the exhibition works and announce the awards during her gallery talk at the opening reception.
The Last Supper: 500 Final Meals of US Death Row Inmates
Jan. 18 - March 1, 2014
Opening reception Saturday, Jan.18, from 7 -9 p.m
Julie Green, professor of art at Oregon State University, presents 500 ceramic plates depicting the last meal requests from death row inmates. The artist created the series in the early 2000’s and she intends to paint 50 plates annually until the death penalty is abolished. Green sees the plates as a way to humanize the individual inmates and as a commemoration for people unlikely to receive such recognition. The sheer number of meal requests in one room brings home the gravity of the subject matter. She uses cobalt blue mineral paint on found and vintage tableware. The blue is a reference to Chinese porcelain and Delftware, as well as more metaphorically “the blues” and “blue plate specials.”
Early Spring Exhibition
Senior graphic design and studio art majors
March 15 - 30, 2014
Opening reception Saturday March 15, from 7 – 9 p.m.
This annual exhibition showcases the accomplishments of Susquehanna University’s graduating graphic design and studio art majors.
Freedom and Romanticism: Paintings by Gjon Izano
April 12 - May 9, 2014
Opening reception Saturday, April 12, from 7 - 9 p.m.
Gjon Izano is a U.S. national, born in Albania. The paintings in this exhibition are inspired by his experiences in both New York City and Albania. The artist works primarily with oil on canvas, often on a large scale and with a great deal of impasto. Izano's imagery is representational in nature but is imbued with a romantic sensibility.