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Emily Dittman

The Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery at Syracuse University’s Lubin House in New York City presents “Corpus: Juan Juarez” on view Feb. 11 through April 11.  “Corpus,” organized by the Point of Contact Gallery in Syracuse, is a multi-media installation by artist Juan Juarez, associate professor of studio arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Art.

“Corpus” incorporates photography and video divided into two sections. One explores progressive decay in the aging body/mind using a neglected domicile as symbolic metaphor. The other documents an impossible attempt to capture nothingness by mapping its ambiguous state though demarcation and indexing. According to Juarez, the exhibition “explores the meaning of space/place and the human desire to leave tangible remains after death, providing context to a larger physical existence.”

Juarez’s creative practice can be described according to the role played by the artist in its production, which is that of archivist and translator. Juarez localizes his creative practice as intermediation between what the photograph inherently communicates and a new context to place it in. His work involves photography, collage, video and digital mediation in broad terms. Juarez has exhibited in institutions and museums both nationally and abroad.

The Palitz Gallery is located in Syracuse University’s Lubin House at 11 E. 61st St., New York City.  Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery will host a public reception, with the artist in attendance, on Tuesday, March 19 from 6 – 8 p.m. The exhibition and related programs are free and open to the public. Contact 212.826.0320 or for more information.