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Inauguration Opening Reception, Oct. 18

Howardena Pindell, Mother: Umbra Penumbra, 1997, mixed media on canvas, 51 x 95 ½ inches. Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.

The Opening Reception for the Inauguration of Stony Brook University President Maurie McInnis will be held at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in the Staller Center on Monday, October 18, at 2 pm. 

As part of the Inauguration Celebration, the Zuccaire Gallery presents its first Faculty Artist Spotlight featuring internationally acclaimed artist Howardena Pindell, distinguished professor in the Department of Art at Stony Brook University, where she has taught since 1979.

Howardena Pindell, Mother: Umbra Penumbra, 1997, mixed media on canvas, 51 x 95 ½ inches. Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.
Howardena Pindell, “Mother: Umbra Penumbra,” 1997, mixed media on canvas, 51 x 95 ½ inches. Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, NY.

Pindell’s powerful work has been exhibited extensively, including a recent major museum solo traveling exhibition entitled Howardena Pindell: What Remains to be Seen. She often employs lengthy, metaphorical processes of destruction/reconstruction. The artist’s fascination with gridded, serialized imagery, along with surface texture appears throughout her oeuvre. Even in her later, more politically charged work, Pindell reverts to these thematic focuses to address social issues of homelessness, AIDs, war, genocide, sexism, xenophobia and apartheid. Her work has been featured in many landmark museum exhibitions and she has received numerous grants and awards.

The Zuccaire Gallery also features the exhibition Dos Mundos: (Re)Constructing Narratives, a SUNY traveling exhibition that continues through October 30, featuring 12 artists that center stories at the fringe of public attention: hidden sanctuaries, subcultures, painful identities, far-away homes, spirituality, transcendence, broken promises and all too easily ignored social ecologies.

Visit the Inauguration website for more information and events.

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