Richard F. Brush Art Gallery to Present Exhibits

The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University will present two art exhibitions from Wednesday January 19 to Saturday February 26.

The exhibitions are open to the public and all visitors inside the art gallery are required to wear a mask. For up-to-date policies and guidelines on masking the St.Lawrence, please visit Always forward website.

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Manuel lvarez Bravo, … a fish called a saw, 1942 (printed later), SLU 82.9.3 (left); Kiliii Yuyan, Masks of grief and joy, 2019 (right)

associate professor of Art and art history Sarah Knobel has selected images that navigate between the realms of portraiture and still life. As a result, the selected works span the many spaces between the animate and the inanimate, and in many images these worlds collide.

This exhibit features photographs from the Museum’s collection, national and international photographers, and students and alumni of St. Lawrence University. By combining more recent photographs with works from the collection, Knobel encourages viewers to see the interactions and interruptions between these images and to explore the connection between their work and the history of photography.

Alongside the exhibition, Knobel will give a talk about the gallery Monday February 7 at 4:45 p.m. at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery. The event is open to the public and all visitors inside the art gallery are required to wear a mask. For up-to-date policies and guidelines on masking the St.Lawrence, please visit Always forward website.

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Storm: the struggle for democracy in Myanmar and the diaspora

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Eh Soe Law, Buddhist Novice Ceremony in Buffalo, NY, 2021 (detail)

After decades of military rule, the people of Myanmar, also known as Burma, are struggling to meet their basic needs and seek democracy.

This exhibition presents the work of two photographers who live in two different worlds while fighting for the same cause by defending the people of Myanmar. Patrick Htoo, Yangon-based freelance photographer and filmmaker whose recent work has focused on the Spring Revolution in Myanmar. Law Eh Soe was forced to flee Myanmar in 2008 and now lives in Buffalo, NY, as a photographer documenting Burmese refugees who have resettled in western New York.

Alongside the exhibition, a screening of films My buddha is punk will be presented on Monday February 21 at 6 pm at Carnegie 10. The event is open to the public and all visitors inside the art gallery are required to wear a mask. For up-to-date policies and guidelines on masking the St.Lawrence, please visit Always forward website.

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The Brush Art Gallery in St. Lawrence is located in the Griffiths Arts Center. For more information, contact the Gallery at 315-229-5174 or visit stlawu.edu/offices/art-gallery.

Named in recognition of the generosity of Richard F. Brush ’52, the Gallery is an academic resource of St. Lawrence University. Rotating exhibitions showcase the visual arts and other forms of creative expression by regional, national and international artists. The gallery is free and open to the public during the academic year.

William E. Bennett