The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, housed in the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, is pleased to present Boundary Hunters showcasing the work of seven contemporary abstract painters representing Arkansas, Tennessee, and the New York metropolitan area. The approach to abstraction in Boundary Hunters is diverse, ranging from flat geometric form to illusionary perspective, from complex layered patterns to atmospheric space. The methodology employed in the application of paint varies in scope from a calculated build up of multiple thin layers to large strokes where the artist has intentionally over filled the brush allowing paint to ooze down the canvas. Thirty medium-to-large-scale works make up this exciting exhibition. The caliber of work is sure to inspire students and faculty from the School of Art and Design and the community at large. I would like to first thank the artists for loaning their work to the gallery and Eric Sutphin for writing the catalog essay. Special thanks goes to Rachael Wren and Matthew Farina for proposing and organizing the show; and to Stephanie McMahon, Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, for making the initial contact. I would also like to thank Dean Bellavance and the Gallery Committee for their continued support in helping to keep Fosdick-Nelson programming strong. And last, but not least, I would like to thank my incredible staff: Chris Taylor, Gallery Preparator, Taylor Roberge, Graphic Designer, and my crew of twelve student assistants â€“ all outstanding, gifted individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make our exhibitions possible. Everyone who participated in the orchestration of Boundary Hunters was integral to its great success. Sharon McConnell Director, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery School of Art and Design NYSCC at Alfred University
Boundary Hunters, October 26 - December 1, 2012, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University.