Continuing Through 8/24/2008
Event: The Object and Beyond: 2008 Everson Biennial
Location: Everson Museum, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse
For More Info: 315-474 6064 Website: www.everson.org
In celebration of the 2008 Everson Biennial the Everson has devoted the entire second floor of the Museum to the display of current artwork created by artists from the Central New York region. This year’s call for entries elicited a strong response from artists of all ages and diverse practices. More than 266 artists residing in the Central New York region submitted more than 1,000 works for consideration by juror Edward Winkleman. Winkleman is an independent curator and director of Winkleman Gallery in Chelsea, New York who specializes in contemporary art. He selected works by 55 artists for the exhibition which will occupy all four galleries on the second floor of the Museum.
Artists represented in the exhibition are diverse in their practices as well as their techniques, materials, and presentation. Winkleman’s eye was on the look out for fine quality and craftsmanship and his goal was to showcase the broad spectrum of artwork being produced in the Central New York community from traditional to conceptual art.
Winkleman will also select an artist to receive the Best-of-Show Award, the winner of which will be offered a solo exhibition at the Everson in 2010. The winner will be announced at the Opening Night reception on Friday, June 13.
The 2008 Everson Biennial has grown out of a long tradition of regional exhibitions held in Syracuse beginning as early as 1902. Since 1974, the Biennial has evolved into a showcase for the work of artists in Central New York State, offering a rich survey of the vibrant art scene that thrives in this region.
Funding provided through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation grant made possible by Senator John DeFrancisco.