Hindsight: Four Alumni from the College of Visual and Performing Arts
April 06– May 14, 2017
Hindsight examines the careers of four women who met during their time as students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University: Sarah Provoncha Burda, Angela Earley-Alves, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner and Jenny Kanzler. Each have grown in artistic practice since graduating in 1997, taking on new media and shifting subject matter that progressed from their original course of study. Included in the exhibition is a range of recent work to selections from their undergraduate portfolio. In addition to their campus connection, the work of these artists share overarching themes of memory, nostalgia, storytelling, and the idea of their work being more than what meets the eye at first glance. Burda, Earley-Alves, Hiltner, and Kanzler look back on their experiences from childhood and their migrations from Syracuse, to and from various cities, rural areas, and suburbs in their post-collegiate artistic careers.
The exhibition represents a collaboration between the SUArt Galleries and the School of Design and the School of Art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Students enrolled in the Graduate Program in Museum Studies course Advanced Curatorship organized the exhibition, working closely with the artists through video conference and correspondence to give context to their selections. Taught by Andrew Saluti, Chief Curator of Exhibitions, Programs and Education at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries, the course explores the theory and practice of curating the visual arts. The exhibiting artists will be featured speakers in the School of Art’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series in April.