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September 25, 2018

Tyler Art Gallery To Explore Gender Identity, Photographic Searches


OSWEGO — Two new exhibitions, one using multiple artistic media to explore the subject of gender identity, the other a provocative collection of photography from Light Work, will run Jan. 31 to Feb. 15 at SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery at Penfield Library.

Artist Barbara Stout's ink wash triptych depicting what the artists term "gender-full" people blends with the video and audio work of Jane Winslow in "Identity Tides," an installation running Jan. 31 to Feb. 15 in SUNY Oswego's Tyler Art Gallery at Penfield Library. The artists' opening reception will take place at 5 p.m. Feb. 6, in the library's second-floor gallery space, as will the reception for a concurrent exhibition, "Searching: Photography from the Collection of Light Work."

Artist Barbara Stout’s ink wash triptych depicting what the artists term “gender-full” people blends with the video and audio work of Jane Winslow in “Identity Tides,” an installation running Jan. 31 to Feb. 15 in SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery at Penfield Library. The artists’ opening reception will take place at 5 p.m. Feb. 6, in the library’s second-floor gallery space, as will the reception for a concurrent exhibition, “Searching: Photography from the Collection of Light Work.”

The collaborative “Identity Tides” installation will superimpose communication studies faculty member Jane Winslow’s digital video of ocean tidal movement and a sound bed of interviews onto art department instructor Barbara Stout’s ink wash portrait triptych of what the artists term “gender-full” people.

The exhibition will run concurrently with a student-curated offering of contemporary photography culled from the 3,500-item collection of Syracuse’s Light Work, an artist-run nonprofit supporting photographers with community-access facilities, staff support and more.

The free, public opening reception for both exhibitions will take place at 5 p.m. Feb. 6, in the gallery on the second floor of Penfield Library.

In “Identity Tides,” the artists visually question identity, then literally question constructs of gender through interviews. They ask subjects to muse on their biological and social concepts of gender and its relevance in their lives.

Winslow’s video/audio loop runs 14 minutes, and will be projected onto Stout’s 42- by 72-inch-wide triptych.

Stout, of Minetto, has completed public art commissions for SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Hutchings Psychiatric Institute in Syracuse.

Her portraits were selected for inclusion in the 2012 award-winning “Stone Canoe Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary.”

Winslow, who teaches production, post-production and TV screenwriting at Oswego, specializes in social issue and art documentaries. In June 2013, she was invited to exhibit her photographs at the University Gallery of Australia’s University of Newcastle.

In Tyler Art Gallery’s upcoming companion exhibition, “Searching: Photography from the Collection of Light Work,” Oswego’s Student Art Exhibition Committee will curate an exhibition of photographs illustrating the many ways in which artists, as well as their subjects, search in life.

Tyler Art Gallery at Penfield Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays when college is in session.

Parking on the SUNY Oswego campus requires a $1 permit for those without a current campus sticker.

For more information on obtaining a permit, visit www.oswego.edu/administration/parking.

For additional information about this or other exhibitions, contact Michael Flanagan, Tyler Art Gallery director, at 312-2112 or [email protected]

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