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February 7, 2013

SUNY student exhibition launches new gallery


Jeannie Howard’s works “Pluto,” “Mars” and “Edited Irish Landscape” are representational. The idea behind her planet series was to incorporate a figure.

“In that one, the figure is eating Pluto,” said Howard, a senior and Plattsburgh native.

“Pluto isn’t a planet by a technicality anymore. The ‘Mars’ piece, it’s always seen as this god of war. The image, when you look at it, it’s not a happy image. It has a certain mood about it.”

Howard is a Bachelor of Fine Arts art-studio major with a concentration in printmaking and drawing. The planet series are linocuts. She created “Edited Irish Landscape,” an oil painting, last semester for an assignment.

“I went there (Ireland) during high school, and that’s the photo I took from back then,” Howard said. “I based the painting on a photo I previously had.”

Marlowe Lowe, who was a Bachelor of Fine Arts art-studio major with a concentration in sculpture, has a hanging sculpture in the exhibition. It’s comprised of cast iron, aluminum hands and wood. 

“I did a short series of work dealing with a play on figurative weight but used a literal weight to represent a burden or something weighing down on someone … pressures,” said Lowe, who graduated in December 2012.

“I experienced that the last couple of semesters and what not.”

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IF YOU GO WHAT: "Studio Selections 2012-2013." WHEN: Opening reception is 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. Show runs through March 3. WHERE: Myers Lobby Gallery, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh.

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