For Immediate Release: January 2, 2014
SAC Art Gallery, Student Activities Center, Stony Brook University
JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 20, 2014

The Student Activities Center (SAC) Art Gallery at Stony Brook University, presents
“Times Square Times: 35 Times”, photographs of the unique ceramic reliefs, created by sculptor, Toby Buonagurio. The exhibition features thirty – five, high definition photographs of Buonagurio’s thirty-five unique, sculptural, ceramic reliefs permanently installed in the Times Square – 42 Street Subway Station, in the heart of New York City. It was commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit and Urban Design.
The photographs capture all the vibrancy, energy and high octane color, in one-to-one scale, with Buonagurio’s ceramic reliefs installed throughout the glass block walls of the Times Square 42 Street Subway station. The ceramic works are mounted in custom light boxes and are on view 24 / 7 in the Seventh Avenue / Broadway / 41st / 42 Street mezzanine passages in Times Square Station. Buonagurio’s work is viewed by more than half a million subway riders daily.
Buonagurio designed and fabricated the ceramic reliefs as composite images depicting aspects of the iconic Times Square 42nd Street area. She utilized imagery related to themes of Fashion, Street Life and Performing Arts…. filtered through her flamboyant esthetic and use of tongue in cheek humor, cliché and irony.
The exhibition of photographs: “Times Square Times :35 Times”, at the SAC Gallery, is the first presentation of all thirty five images outside of Times Square Station.


Toby Buonagurio is a senior professor in the Art Department of Stony Brook University where she has headed the ceramic sculpture program for almost four decades. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and abroad in twenty-five solo shows, and more than 200 group exhibitions world-wide. Her ceramic sculpture has been written about extensively and is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics on the Stony Brook University campus.

A reception will take place: Thursday, February 6: 5 – 8 PM
The artist will provide a talk Wednesday, February 12: 1-2:20pm
Gallery Hours: M.T.Th. 1- 6 PM, Wed, 12- 8 PM
For information, please contact Janice Costanzo, Gallery Director, at (631) 632-6822 or janice.costanzo@stonybrook.edu
SAC Art Gallery, Student Activities Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

“The Wanderer” – Andreas Rentsch

Exhibition: Stories in the Social Landscape
Duration: December 14, 2013 – March 16, 2014
Opening: January 17, Friday 6-8 pm

Location: School at the International Center of Photography, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery
Avenue of Americas at 43rd Street, New York City

Exhibition – New Works – Athena LaTocha

Exhibition: Athena LaTocha: NEW WORKS
Duration: January 24 –February 05, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24th, 6:00 – 9:00PM

Place: gallery SENSEI

For more information, visit LINK

Lecture Series: Mary Kelly: Projects: 1973-2010

The graduate students of the Department of Art History & Criticism at Stony Brook University are pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Art History & Criticism Lecture Series. The series is intended to foster dialogue and develop camaraderie across institutions, and to provide insight into critical works and practices.

Friday, 6:30 p.m. October 25, 2013
Mary Kelly: Projects: 1973-2010.

Mary Kelly will explore the questions of sexuality, identity and historical memory that have prompted her project-based work for over four decades. She will consider how these questions are shaped by a debate-specific site and why her narrative installations rely not only on the story unfolding between words and objects, but also on the viewer’s experience of space.

Free and open to the public

Friday, 6:30 p.m. October 25, 2013

Stony Brook Manhattan
101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10016

Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

(Photo: Mary Kelly, Documenta 12, Kassel, 2007)

Archive Link -> http://art.stonybrook.edu/lecture-series/#2013-2014



MFA OPEN STUDIOS Oct. 9th & 10th

This year’s annual MFA OPEN STUDIOS event will be held on Oct. 9th and 10th.  Stony Brook students, faculty, staff and general public are welcome to come visit the main studios located in Nassau Hall.  This is a rare and fun opportunity to meet the artists and see what goes on in an artist’s studio before work enters the public.

Regardless of the chosen area of concentration, an MFA candidate must be able to prove not only strong conceptual development, but also the skillful execution of tools, materials, and craft. This includes programs rooted in innovative uses of technology, collaborative work, or interdisciplinary projects.

Stony Brook University’s MFA program is a small yet select group of candidates working in a variety of mediums ranging from photography, video, digital, sculpture, painting, printmaking and beyond.  The artists will be at Nassau Hall Wednesday Oct. 9th from 4-10 pm and Thursday Oct. 10th from 12-10pm with reception on Oct. 10th from 7-10pm.

Please see our Facebook event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/563663360360154/

Any questions you may have can be directed towards fiona.cashell@stonybrook.edu

We look forward to seeing you all there!

SBU ART Alumni Exhibition 2013

Stony Brook University Alumni Exhibition 2013

September 4 – October 5, 2013.

Opening Reception: 5 – 7 p.m. on September 12, 2013
Stony Brook University Student Activities Center Art Gallery

Curated by Chris Vivas

Featuring works by Nikki Anderson, Tara Burke, John Cino, Takafumi Ide, Jacquelyn Lipp, Lawrence F. Mesich, Keith Miller, Jin Kang Park, Veronica Pena, Jeffrey Allen Price, Sung Sungsook Setton, and Chris Vivas.

Student Art Gets Exposure on the Walls of Sunwood

For Stony Brook University art students, having a work featured at Sunwood has become a distinction in the Department of Art. This year 16 students can make that claim as winners of the fourth annual juried art competition that began when Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and his wife, Dr. Ellen Li, moved in to Sunwood and saw the opportunity to showcase student artwork on the walls of the mansion in Old Field. The off-campus conference venue is used for many events throughout the year, giving young artists much-coveted exposure.

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Assistant Professor, Zabet Patterson has won the prestigious 2012 Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for New Book

Zabet Patterson, Assistant Professor of Art History & Criticism, and Assistant Professor in the Consortium for Digital Art, Culture and Technology, has won the prestigious 2012 Warhol Foundation | Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant for her new book project.

Visionary Machines: USCO, Techno-Utopia and Technocracy will be the first book to provide a historical and theoretical account of USCO, a group of poets, filmmakers, artists, and engineers who lived and worked as an artists’ collective from 1963 to 1966. USCO participated in a counterculture that straddled the Beats and the Hippies and intersected with figures from Silicon Valley, academia, and the art world, including Marshall McLuhan, Timothy Leary, Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Carolee Schneeman, John Cage, and Robert Rauschenberg. Widely influential during the 1960s, USCO was essentially lost to history because their work doesn’t fit into many of the traditional cultural and artistic narratives of the period. Nevertheless, USCO’s story offers a unique insight into the problems and possibilities of advanced computational technology, at a point when the world was shifting from the mechanical to the cybernetic age. Patterson will argue that USCO interrogated information technology without slipping into either melancholic fatalism or uncritical techno-utopianism. Instead, they created fictional worlds that fused scientific innovation with mystical exploration, while grappling with the rough work of building community.Zabet Patterson is assistant professor in the Department of Art at Stony Brook University, where she specializes in the intersection of contemporary art and computational media in the postwar period. Her recent articles include “Cybernetic Cinema: From the Gun Controller to the Mandala” in Grey Room and “POEMFIELDs and the Materiality of the Computational Screen” in Animation. She has presented on modern and contemporary art and computational media at symposia in Istanbul, London, Florence, Vancouver, Tokyo, and the United States, and has curated exhibitions on sound art and locative media. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007.