Press Releases

November 2006


On view at the University Art Museum
January 18 - April 1, 2007

ALBANY, NY---Mr. President will feature works by over twenty-five contemporary artists who have created non-traditional portraits of United States presidents. Using various media including video, sculpture, drawing, and painting, these artists seek ways to penetrate the mythic perceptions of America's most powerful men by providing alternatives to the official portrait.

Artists under consideration include Bill Adams, Yasser Aggour, Melanie Baker, Jesse Bercowetz and Matt Bua, Christoph Buchel, Peter Caine, Geoffrey Chadsey, Enrique Chagoya, Chuck Close, Sue Coe, Tony Cokes, Robert Colescott, Robert Crumb, James Esber, Llyn Foulkes, Philip Guston, Jonathan Herder, Diango Hernàndez, David Humphrey, Mike Kelley, Komar and Melamid, Andrew Lenaghan, Liza Lou, Rachel Mason, David McKenzie, David Opdyke, Greta Pratt, Raymond Pettibon, Muntadas and Marshall Reese, James Rosenquist, Peter Saul, Martin Schoeller, Robert Terry, Jeffrey Vallance, Andy Warhol, Phil Whitman, Martin Wilner, among others.

Curators: JoAnne Carson, Corinna Ripps Schaming
Catalogue/ paperback, 64 pgs / color.

For further information or visual materials, please call (518) 442-4035 or visit our website at www.

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