Upcoming Events

Boîte-en-Valise: Generate

Oct 20 – Dec 15, 2017
Six international contemporary artists, including School of Art faculty, bring a new exhibition to Point of Contact Gallery.

Six international contemporary artists have been invited to bring a new exhibition to Point of Contact Gallery and Syracuse University. Curated by Joanne Bushnell (director of Aspex Gallery, U.K.); Stephanie James (director of the School of Art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts); and Mark Segal (the artists agency, U.K.), each artist contributes work to this international project, which aims to develop networks and forums for collaboration for contemporary arts practitioners, audiences in New York State and the south of England through the international art hub of the Venice Biennale. The artists include Yvonne Buchanan of VPA's School of Art, Mia Delve (U.K.), Tom Hall of VPA's School of Art, Mika Mollenkopf (U.S.), Harold Offeh (U.K.) and Susan Stockwell (U.K.).

"Boîte-en-Valise" encourages transportability of practice, the nurturing of collaboration and cross-fertilization of artistic practice. For "Boîte-en-Valise: Generate," artists worked with individuals and communities in Portsmouth and Syracuse to develop the work.

Each artist is transporting the means to generate their work for Point of Contact Gallery, begun by working with people and places over several days in Syracuse, in a normal-sized suitcase. To be transported as luggage on a normal flight, train or bus journey and taken from the suitcase for presentation without any fixing to walls, floors and/or ceilings of the venues. These six artists bring together works including sculpture, performance, video, photography and sound as well as interventions and conversations.

"Boîte-en-Valise: Generate" launched at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, U.K., before relocating to the preview week of the Venice Biennale in May 2017 and concludes at the Point of Contact Gallery.

The Wizard of Oz

Nov 29, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
The Department of Drama and Syracuse Stage team up with New York’s 2 Ring Circus to create a dazzlingly acrobatic take on this classic.

By L. Frank Baum
With Music and lyrics from the MGM Motion Picture Score
By Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
With background music by Herbert Stothart
Book adaptation by John Kane from the motion picture screenplay
Directed by Donna Drake
Choreography by 2 Ring Circus
Musical direction by Brian Cimmet
Co-produced with Syracuse Stage

The Department of Drama and Syracuse Stage team up with New York’s 2 Ring Circus to create a dazzlingly acrobatic take on The Wizard of Oz. This stage adaptation contains all your favorite characters and songs from the Oscar winning movie score, including "Over the Rainbow," "We’re Off to See the Wizard (Follow the Yellow Brick Road)," and more. The cirque-like feats of 2 Ring Circus make it an Oz—and a holiday family treat—like you’ve never seen before. Great songs and L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters make this musical a classic.

Cross Your Heart | The Bra: A Product of Socio-Cultural Conflict and Divergence

Dec 4, 2017 – Feb 3, 2018
The exhibition at the School of Design's Genet Gallery features the work of Kristina Shin.

A number of social, political, and technological changes have had a profound impact on the development of modern bra design. Various changes in the role of women in society with origins in the two world wars, an increasingly fast-changing and innovative fashion scene, and changes in feminist attitudes brought about substantial changes in attitudes toward both the bra and female identity. Thus, the bra often took center stage in reflecting some of these momentous changes.

Cross Your Heart intends to capture the evolution of a highly complex bra design process via a vintage inspired intimate apparel collection. The designer’s innovative bra patternmaking method, ‘Shin’s method,’ is applied for the creation of the collection. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kristina Shin Ph.D. graduated from Chung Nam National University, Korea, with a B.A. in clothing and textiles, an M.A. in fashion merchandising from California State University Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in fashion design from the University of Northumbria, U.K. She has more than 10 years’ experience in both the outerwear and underwear industries as a fashion designer and patternmaker. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Shin worked for Triumph International Overseas Ltd., one of the world’s leading lingerie brands, as a designer.  

Shin is the author of Patternmaking for Underwear Design (2nd edition), a textbook that is a comprehensive patternmaking guide aimed at students, educators, and industry. This publication presents innovative bra cup manipulation methods which she developed using a flat patternmaking concept.