The Prints of Lake Effect Editions at Syracuse University celebrates 10 years of printmaking with a selection of work created by a long list of young artists who have worked at the Syracuse University printmaking studio in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Lake Effect Editions is a press entity at the University that publishes works by visiting artists invited by the printmaking professors to work with undergraduate and graduate students each semester. These visiting artists will typically give a public lecture; give critiques to the students they work with; and create an edition of prints with the students, faculty, and staff. Through this engagement with a working artist, Lake Effect and its guiding professors, Dusty Herbig and Holly Greenberg, hope to give students the opportunity to work directly with master print artists from both the academic and professional print worlds to create fine, hand-pulled editions of works on paper. Students work side by side with the visiting artists who share their knowledge of printmaking and the tricks and techniques not taught as part of the regular curriculum in the printmaking intensive, a part of the studio arts programs in VPA’s School of Art.
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Nicola Lo Calzo, an Italian photographer born in Torino in 1979, lives and works in Paris. After studying landscape architecture, he shifted to photography. His photographic practice and research break down the barriers between art and documentary photography. He is attentive to questions surrounding minorities and questions of identity. Imbued with profound empathy, Lo Calzo’s photographs show the ways in which minority groups interact with their environment, the ways in which they develop strategies of survival and resistance. For nearly five years, he is engaged in a long-range photographic research project on the memories of the slave trade and slavery. This ongoing ambitious project, Cham, has been elaborated into different stages in Africa, the Caribbean, and America.
Lo Calzo’s photographs have been widely exhibited in museums, art centers, and festivals, most notably at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, the National Alinari Museum of Photography in Florence, and the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. His photography is present in many private and public collections, including the Alinari Archives in Florence, the Pinacoteca Civica in Monza, the National Library of France in Paris, and the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. Kehrer has published two of Nicola Lo Calzo’s books: Inside Niger (2012) and Obia (2015). He is also a regular contributor to the international press, including Le Monde (the newspaper and magazine), The New Yorker, The New York Times, and he is occasionally commissioned by institutional or commercial enterprises.
Lo Calzo is currently the artist in residence at Syracuse University’s Light Work.