Archive for September, 2015

September 17, 2015

Fall 2015 Talks

Fred Kahl  sideshow-gang

Extreme 3D printing: Recreating

Historic Coney Island, One layer at a time

Tuesday December 8, 2015 at 7 pm

 

Using five MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers, Fred Kahl, AKA The Great Fredini, created a complete, accurately scaled model of Coney Island’s Luna Park as it stood in 1914. A year in the making, this 3D model is now on display at the Coney Island Museum. Mr. Kahl will share his process using MakerBot Replicator 3D printers, and how he managed to achieve the accurately scaled model. While pursuing his re-creation of Luna Park, Kahl also explored 3D scanning and invented The Scan-O-Tron 3000 Full Body 3D Scanning Rig. To help fund his ambitious Luna Park model, Kahl launched a Kickstarter campaign for a pop-up business, the Coney Island Scan-A-Rama 3D Portrait Studio. Using his invention, Kahl creates 3D portraits of customers that are then displayed in the Luna Park model at Coney Island Museum.

 

http://thegreatfredini.com/scan-a-rama/

 

This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu

 

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Howard Goodman

The Digital Traveler – Walking and Shooting along the CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7 pm

 

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Caption: Fork, Galecia, Spain. ©Howard Goodman

In the Fall of 2013, Howard Goodman got this crazy idea to go for a walk: a 540-mile walk through some of the most breathtaking primeval landscapes, ancient cities and near-ghost towns that still exist in our civilized world.  El Camino de Santiago de Compostela has been a religious pilgrimage route – dating from about 800AD – that traditionally begins in a little village in the French Pyrenees and winds its way through Northern Spain, across mountains and plains ending at Santiago, Spain, near the Atlantic coast. In 1987 it was named a World Heritage Site.

 

Mr. Goodman will be presenting his personal photography from the Camino, which was recently exhibited at Theo Ganz Studio in Beacon, NY. He will discuss his insights and the challenges he faced not only as a photographer, but also as a Pilgrim walking this ancient path while living out of a backpack for almost two months.

 

Mr. Goodman’s way of working over the years has been to explore and examine a particular place or area in-depth for what he calls “found still lifes,” images of the residue that people leave in their wake of inhabiting or passing through a place. Other series have included the quiet, intimate corners of both public and private Kyoto, Japan, coastal fishing villages of Nova Scotia, Canada, and private estates.

 

Mr. Goodman has been on the faculty of Westchester Community College since 2007, and is a fine art and professional product photographer living and working in Peekskill, New York.  His art is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The George Eastman House, the Pfizer Collection, and other private collections. He has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and has been a visiting researcher, artist-in-residence and lecturer in Kyoto, Japan.

 

This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu

 

 

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September 17, 2015

Fall 2015 Gallery Shows

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Caption: Trending Meats, digital print collage, 2015

 

Susan Walsh

From This Vantage Point: 41ºN 30’22” -73ºW 57’54”

October 20 – November 21, 2015

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 20, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30
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Susan Walsh has been recording the sun’s shadow (to mark time) in relation to pieces of thread, as digital photographs and video experiments during the months of January, February and March (from Winter Solstice to Spring Equinox). From the latitude/vantage point of her studio in Beacon, NY, she waits for the sun to draw delicate shadow lines in collaboration with a random placement of thread. She also creates sculptures (wood panel, paint, graphite, nails) that loosely reference early sundials. With ordinary nails as pointers, set at the angle determined by the latitude of her studio, and in multiple directions instead of true north, she creates a lyrical moment in time with the sun as collaborator. She photographs the shadows and the completed drawing is printed on fine art paper (video is also a component of this body of work).

 

Website: www.susanwalshstudio.com

 

 

 

 

Erin McNally McNallyGlitters2

All That Glitters

December 8, 2015 – January 8, 2016

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, December 8, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

(closed Dec. 23 – Jan 3)

 

All that Glitters is an exhibition of seasonal décor designed to act as a perfunctory antidote to the distractions that inhibit our holiday celebrations. Inspired in part by the 1908 essay “Ornament and Crime,” by Adolf Loos, ornaments and wreaths, assembled from unconventional materials, make a satirical attempt to adorn, and thus redeem, those who have lost their way during the season of giving.

Erin McNally is a performance and installation artist based in the Hudson Valley. She holds degrees from The School of Art & Design at Alfred University, Hunter College and SUNY New Paltz. She is also a founding member of the artist collective, The Ladies’ Auxiliary. Erin’s work has been included in exhibitions organized by the Dorsky Museum of Art, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Pelham Art Center, The Invisible Dog Art Center, Collaborative Concepts and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.

emcnallyprojects.com

 

 

 

 

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Kristen Rego  

Real Good

September 8 – October 10, 2015

Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 29, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Gallery Talk: 6:30
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My newest series of digital collages deals with imagery from grocery stores and food delivery trucks. Posters of weekly deals and newsprint advertisements evoke memories of rich flavor and saturated color. Imagery from lettuce and meat distributers promise a “utopian experience” within their product. The glossy exterior presents itself as a trusting, consistent product, though the line between what we’re buying and what we’re promised is often blurred. The source of our food is concealed behind a finished product. Like the brands I reference, I prefer my collages to be pleasing and attractive but to belie a more questionable content.

 

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