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Summer UAM Exhibits Open June 30  

Summer hours at the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The new exhibitions open June 30.

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 26, 2017) — Two new exhibitions,
Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Gloves Off and Cameron Martin: Abstracts, will open at the University Art Museum on Friday, June 30.

An Artists’ Gallery Walk Through begins that same day at 4:15 p.m. at the museum, followed by an Artists’ Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Both are free and open to the public. The exhibitions will run through Sept. 9.

Sara Greenberger Rafferty: Gloves Off brings together recent video, sculpture and photography that furthers Rafferty’s ongoing fascination with domesticity, the body, consumer culture, fashion, violence and stand-up comedy in a view of contemporary culture on the edge.

Gloves Off is organized by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz and curated by scholar and independent curator Andrew Ingall. The artist is creating a new site-specific installation, Gloves Off Reader, 2017, to be featured at UAM.

Greenberger Rafferty received her MFA from Columbia University in 2005, and has exhibited solo projects at The Kitchen and MoMA PS1 in New York City, and The Suburban in Illinois. Her work has been shown in group shows at venues that include the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado; Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase; the Gagosian Gallery and the Jewish Museum in New York City, as well as at the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Cameron Martin is best known for his large-scaled, photographically-based landscape paintings. In 2014, he returned to elements that he felt were missing in his recent studio practice — a re-engaged sense of play. Each of the new paintings maintains a distinct optical and conceptual addition to an expanded framework.

Abstracts

Cameron Martin, RSR, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Van Doren Waxter, New York.

“I often think of the paintings as operating the way a community ideally could, with strong individuals working in tandem, finding affinities but also antagonizing each other in order to produce something larger,” Martin said.

Martin received a bachelor’s degree in Art/Semiotics from Brown University in 1994 and graduated from the Whitney Independent Study Program in 1996. In addition to solo shows at galleries in the United States, Japan and Europe, he has been the subject of one-person exhibitions at the Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial.

Martin has been the recipient of a Pollock Krasner grant, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other awards.

Funding for the summer exhibitions and programs is provided by UAlbany’s Office of the President and Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, and University Auxiliary Services (UAS).

Summer hours at the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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