The Expanding Matrix / by Nava Gidanian-Kagan

October 26 – November 30, 2017

 An installation shot from the opening exhibition "The Expanding Matrix" at the The Amelie Wallace Gallery, Oct 26 2017, curated by Fred Fleisher

An installation shot from the opening exhibition "The Expanding Matrix" at the The Amelie Wallace Gallery, Oct 26 2017, curated by Fred Fleisher

The Amelie Wallace Gallery at the State University of New York College at Old Westbury is pleased to announce the opening of The Expanding Matrix, a group show by twenty-three women artists, curated by Fred Fleisher. While their work varies widely, each of these artists begins with a central concept, chosen material, or primary image of personal importance from which her work expands from concept, to studio practice, to completed work.
 
The fascinating process of how a work of art begins, weaves itself together, and expands, leads the thoughtful viewer to consider the matrix from which art emanates. For the artists in The Expanding Matrix, a feeling or thought is nurtured to allow it to morph until it takes on a life of its own while still holding onto its matrix.

Such a large group of artists inevitably results in a dynamic range of contradictions and unique approaches. Within this group of twenty-three artists, the viewer may discern matrices of identity, the human body, forms in nature, nonconforming thoughts, personal histories, social interaction, and material as concept. Yet, for each artist in the exhibition, there is the shaping of her matrix through personal choice of medium and material, through idea and practice. Their work expands as we the viewers are invited to enter into their worlds of creation.

Participating Artists: Jude Broughan / Marguerite Day / Sandra Desando / Alyssa Fanning / Nava Gidanian-Kagan / Asano Gomez / Susan Graham / Allison Green / Patty Harris / Ketta Ioannidou / Vandana Jain / Laura Karetzky / Joanne Leah / Mary Mattingly / Tricia McLaughlin / Margaret Murphy / Rachel Phillips / Laurie Riccadonna / Adie Russell / Janice Sloane / Savannah Spirit / Kathleen Vance / Michelle Vitale
 

Gallery Hours:
Mondays: 12—5PM
Tuesdays—Thursdays: 12—7PM
And by appointment
 
Location:
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery
Campus Center, Main Level
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Route 107, Old Westbury, NY 11568
 
Directions:
Long Island Expressway to exit 41N; 107N to main gate of SUNY College at Old Westbury; turn left and follow the signs to Campus Center; go downstairs to Gallery on Main Level.
 
For more information on directions visit:
https://www.oldwestbury.edu/about/visit