McWethy Hall

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202122 Peter Paul Luce Gallery Exhibits

Aug. 23–Sept. 15: Block 1 Art and Community Workshop: Mural Project

Installation: Sept. 18, Lincoln Highway Arts Festival, 
First Street and 2nd Avenue, downtown Mount Vernon. Second-Year Seminar course taught by Associate Professor of Art Susannah Biondo-Gemmell  with technical instruction from Visiting Artist Mark Benesh.

Oct. 1–Nov. 5, 2021: Alumni Art of the Pandemic

Reception: Oct. 9, 3–5 p.m. during Homecoming.

The show features work in multiple medias by more than 20 Cornell alumni.

Nov. 19–Dec. 17: “Light and Sound”: Alex McKenzie and Dana Potter 

Reception & Gallery Talk: Nov. 19, 4-6 pm

Cornell Assistant Professor of Art Alex McKenzie and Dana Potter, who teaches at the University of Northern Iowa, collaborate in this exhibit. Potter is a printmaker and technologist with an interest in biometric and sensory technologies. Her practice includes work involving eye-trackers, location mapping, and facial recognition. McKenzie is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is informed by internet and memetic culture and manifests itself in numerous forms, including music composition and interactive sound installation. “Light and Sound” features projections and data visualizations that document and respond to generative sound works.

Jan. 30–March 11, 2022: "From Cornell To Cathartica: The History of Cathartic Comics" by Rupert Kinnard '79 

Artist's reception and gallery talk: 4–6 p.m. Feb. 11

Kinnard’s work has been included in numerous anthologies and collections of work by Black and gay artists, and he created the oldest continuing Black gay and lesbian comic characters in the U.S. His Brown Bomber, a black, gay superhero, appeared regularly in The Cornellian newspaper and was featured prominently in the 1979 Royal Purple yearbook.

Senior shows: April 2022

Funded through the Peter Paul Luce Programming Endowment

  • Dana Potter, “Know No Good No How,” print

  • Cole Pierce ’00, “231 Hectarctic,” 2021, acrylic on birch panel, 20 x 16”

  • Abby Lyons Kerr ’04, “What’s Really on the Other Side of the Rainbow,” 2021, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36”

  • Robert Kennedy ’90, “Mines of Spain 1612,” June 2020, photograph on metal, 12 x 18”

  • Alex McKenzie’s art incorporates music composition and interactive sound installation