March 10, 2009

Fine Art Around Town

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Eyes of the Flaneuse: Women Photographers of New York City
Johnson Museum of Art
Thursday Mar. 12, 5:15 p.m.
In conclusion of the Johnson’s exhibit “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History,” Prof. Mary Woods, a professor from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning will be speaking about a series of female photographers from the early 20th century. Woods’ brings a critical eye towards the stereotypical understanding of architecture and urbanism through her interest in photography, film and other representations of American culture. Give this timely union of art and feminism a spin; it’s Women’s History Month, after all. — A.L.

Haudenosaunee Project
Ithaca Ink Shop
Mar. 6 – Mar. 27
In conjunction with Ithaca’s Gallery Night this past Friday, a local artist artist named Pamela Drix has installed a solo show titled The Haudenonsee Project. This series of drawings and prints explores the relationship between the Native American tribes of upstate New York and their (now, our) environment as well as the artist’s father’s affinity for these tribes and their culture. These large-scale works are personal and emotional, but they also present a real, objective concern for the environment that nevertheless refrains from becoming preachy. — S.C.

20th Annual Juried Photography Show
State of the Art Gallery
Mar. 6 – Mar. 29
For an opportunity to see the best local photographers, check out the State of the Art Gallery’s own juried photography exhibit. The cooperatively owned gallery is showing works from over seventy photographers from the Ithaca Tompkins region all the way to NYC. With awards with artistically inspired names like “Direct Pleasure,” “Expressive Individuality,” and “Imaginative Experience,” these photographs are sure to be stimulating at the least. — A.L.

First Year Goes To Town: First Year Architects Exhibit
Hartell Gallery, Sibley Hall
Yesterday Mar. 9 – Mar. 20
Cornell University’s number-one ranked architecture program took its first year students to New York City this semester to see the works of lauded sculptor Richard Serra and others. The resulting studio projects are on exhibit these coming weeks in Hartell Gallery in Sibley Hall; from a endlessly gnarled ball of red string to a pornographic photo montage, these strange projects may offer a better understanding of the first year design curriculum. — A.L.

Pedagogical Practices; Practical Pedagogies
157 E. Sibley – Department of Architecture lecture
Today Mar. 10; 5:15 p.m.
As a part of the spring lecture series, Nader Tehrani, a principle at Office dA (alongside with co-founder Monica Ponce de Leon) will be speaking in Sibley Hall today. The firm’s work ranges from small-scale (furniture) to urban-scale with a focus on just the right size: architecture. Their projects have garnered numerous awards from across the discipline; many of their recent works also focus on the pertinent issue of ecological sustainability. Tehrani’s background in digital fabrication and other innovative methods of building will make his lecture a must-see for those interested in the current discourse of architecture. — A.L.