For generations, artists have used signs and symbols from nature to impart meaning in their artwork. Audiences of previous eras were well-versed in this seemingly covert language. Each icon usually has several different meanings; for instance a rabbit may mean fertility, longevity, femininity or rebirth. However, the rabbit as a symbol, like all other icons, has been in use for centuries around the globe. The multiple meanings of iconographic signs were applied layer by layer as they moved culture to culture. Nature was imbued with meaning by humanity and artists used those images to tell a story, a narrative. This thematic juried exhibition seeks artwork that uses those established symbols to tell a contemporary story about our society - past, present or future.
Exhibition dates: February 2 – March 8, 2012
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2011
Artists will be notified by email if accepted into exhibition by December 15, 2011. Artist must include with accepted artwork a statement describing the artwork’s narrative.
Deadline for receipt of artwork is January 20, 2012.
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Flora and Fauna
Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery
1 College Circle, Brodie Hall 232
Geneseo, NY 14454
About the Lederer, Lockhart and Bridge Galleries and The State University of New York at Geneseo
The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery in William A. Brodie Hall and the Lockhart Gallery on Main Street present both contemporary and historic rotating exhibitions, including works by local, regional and national artists, and by faculty and student artists. The Bridge Gallery, a unique space bridging two wings of Brodie Hall, exhibits student work.
Geneseo's tradition of interweaving liberal and professional education began in 1867, when the state legislature passed an act authorizing the location of a "normal" (or teacher training) school in the community. In 1871, Geneseo welcomed its first students to the Wadsworth Normal and Training School, offering instruction to would-be teachers. Geneseo became an official campus of the State University of New York in 1948. Geneseo now enrolls more than 5,000 students in 54 undergraduate and three graduate programs. The college is located in Geneseo, N.Y., about 30 minutes south of Rochester, N.Y., 90 minutes west of Syracuse and 60 minutes east of Buffalo.