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Tyler Art Gallery Exhibitions

Spring 2023:

Fire for Effect, Paul Pearce

Feb 7–26 2023 

Reception: Friday 2/17  5-7pm

Gallery Talk with Artist Paul Pearce: 2/15 at 11:30am 

A showcase of both old and new work by Paul Pearce, a combat veteran who is haunted by his past. His work has evolved from anti-war to an introspective exploration of this culture of war and violence. He believes we exist in a world of tension and division, a dark cloud of fear and paranoia threatens our sense of well being.
 

Artist Statement

Over one hundred years ago soldiers fought in bloody trenches.

Today there are soldiers in trenches in Ukraine waging war to defend their country.

We enter this world as innocents. We ultimately lose our naivety to become righteous, or evil, or a little of each. What is humanity and what if you lose it? Lessons we learn, games we play define us, inform our actions and our morality. As a forward observer In combat, a compass guided my way to direct lethal fire on the enemy. Where was my moral compass?

Moral injury, they say I have it. I look back at an innocent boy who made war with toy soldiers. Where was my moral compass? What happened when I played war?

Now old toys, from an era that suffered from war, wounded and suffering toys. I embed my childhood face and wonder where I would be if I really knew the consequences of these playtime battles.

What compass guides a person in authority to beat someone with a club or kneel on a neck until there is no more life?

Are we still stuck in trenches?

Artist website: properproof.com

 

How We Rebuild

Feb 7–26, 2023 

Reception: Friday 2/17  5-7pm

After conflicts have ended, what does it take to recover the heartbeat of humanity? The exhibition How We Rebuild draws from twelve years of work created by grant winners and finalists from The Aftermath Project, a non-profit organization committed to telling the other half of war stories, after the conflicts have ended—what it takes for individuals to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, and to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace for 35 years.

A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts

 

60th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

March 10 – April 2 ; Reception: March 24

Spring BFA I

April 14 – April 23 ; Reception: April 14

Spring BFA II 

May 2 – May 12 ; Reception: May 5

 

Fall 2022:

  • Al Bremmer Retrospective, 9/9 - 10/9/22 (Reception 9/16/22)

  • Art Faculty Exhibition, 10/21 - 11/13/22 (Reception 10/28/22)

  • Fall BFA Showcase, 12/2 - 12/9/22 (Reception 12/2/22)

 

Ongoing

Oswego Outdoor Sculpture Initiative: 2014 - 2022

Comprised of ten outdoor sculptures by regional and national artists and installed in a central campus location midway between Campus Center and Penfield Library. A variety of provocative works give a taste of trends in contemporary sculpture from organic to geometric.


Tyler Art Gallery Hours

Tuesday–Sunday, 11am – 3pm
Closed Mondays, and when classes are not in session
Classes and groups may arrange after-hours visitation