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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions


A year-round schedule of changing exhibitions is offered to the college and the public, presenting a variety of contemporary artists, collections, traveling exhibitions, and faculty and student artwork.

Exhibitions


Venues include the Rockwell Kent Gallery located in the Feinberg Library as well as the Burke Gallery and Myers Lobby Gallery located in the Myers Fine Arts building.

POP for the People


February 15 – March 12, 2021

Location: Burke Gallery

Pop Art Exhibition Poster

POP for the People celebrates pop as our most civic art, mapping the surfaces we share, and the startling human depths we find there. Inspired by and interwoven with the lyrical text of SUNY Plattsburgh English professor M.I. Devine’s Warhol’s Mother’s Pantry, the exhibit offers an inclusive, redeeming and multi-generational vision of pop. Through startling juxtapositions and thematic rhymes with regional artists, Pop for the People shines a new light upon Warhol and others in the college’s extensive pop collection.

Curated by Devine and Amy Guglielmo (artist, author, teacher and co-founder of Outside Art: The Plattsburgh Public Art Project), the exhibit draws widely upon the work of SUNY Plattsburgh student artists and filmmakers past and present; Outside Art muralists; Saranac high school students; and the work of the Art Detectives (a N.Y.-based art collective fostering the talents of neurodivergent students). At once playful and profound, the exhibit details pop’s urgent pursuit to find new depths, new meaning in the surfaces of things. If pop is more superficial than we can take, POP for the People suggests that it’s also deeper than we might ever suspect. POP for the People: a reminder — in this moment of isolation — to look upon our world anew and see how each one of us is connected, no matter how far apart.

Painting of a woman from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - Painting of a woman from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

Painting of a woman with student artist from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - Painting of a woman with student artist from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

Painting of a woman with student artist from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - Painting of a woman with student artist from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

Painting of a woman with student artist and exhibit curator from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - Painting of a woman with student artist and exhibit curator from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

Various colorful paintings from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - Various colorful paintings from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

Painting of a woman with student artist and exhibit curator from the POP for the People,  Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - Painting of a woman with student artist and exhibit curator from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

Painting of a woman, with a collage piece in the background from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - Painting of a woman, with a collage piece in the background from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A black and white painting with some smaller pieces from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A black and white painting with some smaller pieces from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021.

POP for the People Exhibit - A variety of paintings and a sculpture from the POP for the People, Spring 2021. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

A picture of a painting of an astronaut.

POP for the People Exhibit - A picture of a painting of an astronaut. Photo by Damian Battinelli.

 

Pop Art Party — February 20, 2021

Pop Art Story Time PosterPOP ART PARTY story time and craft activity for kids hosted by author and art educator Amy Guglielmo. Tune in on Zoom for a fun, colorful children’s event. Bring paper and crayons — make some patterned pop-art hearts. Saturday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome.

 To join the fun, please access via Zoom!

 

 

Coney Island Fables: The Films of Vagabond — February 22, 2021

Coney Island Fables screenshotWhat is more pop than Coney Island? From Joseph Stella to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, artists have long found a pop muse in the amusements of Coney Island.  

In this Zoom screening and discussion (with Pop for the People curator M.I. Devine), the indie filmmaker and artist Vagabond will speak about Coney Island, and its place in his series of short films Coney Island Fables.  

Brooklyn born and borough raised, Vagabond began his career in film working on Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and has gone on to create works addressing topics such as the Puerto Rican Diaspora (Machetero) and the Nuyorican poets (All Roads Lead to the Fire Escape). A multidisciplinary pop artist, Vagabond has created murals, posters, pamphlets and political art in conjunction with the Ricanstruction Netwerk.

Join the conversation via Zoom, Mon. Feb. 22 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Watch Coney Island Fables on Vimeo

POP for the People: Meet the Artists! — March 3, 2021

A chance to meet the artists behind POP for the People! Join muralist Brendon Palmer-Angell (Michael Anderson/Jean Arthur murals), Adam Kritzer of the Art Detectives (a neurodiverse art collective), and many more of the PEOPLE behind the exhibit for a conversation on civic art, their work with and for people and the future of the arts in Plattsburgh. Hosted by curators M.I. Devine and Amy Guglielmo, the conversation is Wednesday, March 3 from 7 – 8 p.m. via Zoom.

Join this Meet the Artists Event

 

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