Gallery B2 is located within the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery. It's purpose is to exhibit objects and artifacts held in other collections
on the campus of SUNY Geneseo. Gallery B2 broadens the scope of exhibitions and at the same seeks to encourage faculty and students across disciplines to view and access Gallery B2 as a site of experimentation allowing for the development of interdisciplinarity between art, the humanities and the sciences.
Remnants by Peter B. Jones
Curated by Kristina Laun
September 5 through October 9, 2014
Artist Talk: Friday, Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Gallery
Curator's Talk: Thursday, Sept. 18 at 12 p.m. in the Gallery
Yellow Man, stoneware, 2011
Remnants looks at that which remains from an Iroquois culture after a past full of loss. The surviving traces, passed from generation to generation, preserve an image of what once was and what is no more. These vestiges of culture also reveal transitions and adaptations by the Iroquois peoples as their reality changed as a result of European contact. But while much has been preserved, much has vanished. The first major casualties were pottery-making and ceramics.
Recent research and trial-and-error have helped Iroquois artists, like Mr. Jones, in the struggle to recover this medium so crucial to Pre-Contact life. Throughout his career, he has used cultural remnants to recreate and update a lost tradition. His art is inspired by that which has been stubbornly preserved through time, repurposing that which remains to create a modern art inspired by the past, respectful of its nature and origins but fully residing within the Present Age.
Fri., Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m: Artist Talk with Peter B. Jones
Thurs., Sept. 18 at 12 p.m.: Curator’s Talk with Guest Curator Kristina Laun and Russell Judkins
The opening reception is Friday, September 6 at 5 p.m. There will be light refreshments. The gallery is always free and open to the public.
Material Culture in Livingston County
January 26 through February 28, 2012
This exhibit is the result of research conducted by members of Cathy Adams seminar history students: Ronald Jacobsen, Mathew McNeill, Gemma Martinelli and Rachel Shellman. The student will present their research papers on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in the gallery during the all college hour .
The Use of the Grain Cradle
Analysis of theTopsey Turvy Doll from a Material Culture Perspective
Porcelain Dishware in American Middle Class Home Decor
Hair Today: Memory Tomorrow
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 2:30-3:30 p.m. during All College hours
M. McNeill discussing the significance of the Topsy Turvy doll
R. Jacobson demonstratingthe use of a grain cradle
G. Martinelli discussing 19th cent. home decor
R. Shellman discussing 19th cent. hair weaths