Arts on Main: Contemporary Prints From South Africa – Syracuse University Art Gallery

Opens 30 January 2014

Shabangu-Next Meal 2012-Linocut-LR

Syracuse, NY – The Syracuse University Art Galleries is pleased to present Arts on Main: Contemporary Prints from South Africa.  This exhibition features a selection of prints, drawings and works on paper made by emerging artists working at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg, South Africa.   Eighteen works from eight artists will be on view, including artists Diane Victor, Deborah Bell, Locust Jones, Senzo Shabangu, Faith 47 and Jürgen Partenheimer.  Arts on Main refers to the Maboneng Precinct, the creative hub of Johannesburg’s new art neighborhood, where an urban community has become the center of artistic collaboration.

Curated by SUArt Galleries Director Domenic J. Iacono, the artwork on display was selected from the collection at David Krut Projects, NYC. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition William Kentridge: The Nose and Other Subjects, this display continues the yearlong celebration of international art and artists at the Syracuse University Art Galleries.

The exhibition will run January 30 – March 16, 2014, in the Shaffer Art Building at Syracuse University.  Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and Thursdays 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.  The SUArt Galleries will host a free opening night reception from 5:00 – 7:00pm on Thursday, Feb. 6. Patrons are welcome to view the exhibition until the gallery closes at 8:00 pm.  The reception is open to the public.

Select programming associated with the exhibition includes a Lunchtime Lecture with the Curator of the exhibition Domenic Iacono on Wed., February 12 at 12:15 p.m., and a SUArt Kids event on Sat., March 8 and Sun., March 9 at 2 p.m.   The exhibition and programs are free and open to the public.  Complete information and related programming is available by visiting the official exhibition website at http://suart.syr.edu/. Press material, including exhibition press release, exhibition publications, checklist, and press ready images are available for download directly from our website at http://suart.syr.edu/media-2/press-materials/