Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery Exhibition Calendar

Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery

All Visiting Artist Program lectures take place in McEwen Hall, Room 209. Exhibition receptions are held in the lobby of Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information or to schedule a group tour contact Barbara Räcker, Director, Marion Art Gallery at or 716-673-4897.

All exhibitions are made possible by the Fredonia College Foundation's Cathy and Jesse Marion Endowment Fund.

Spring 2018

&2: Senior Show II
April 27 through May 3, 2018

Reception: Friday, April 27, 7 to 9 pm

SS II poster

Artwork by graduating seniors: Jesse Anna, Jillian Bauer, Caroline Deitz, Marissa Doing, Leanna Harp, Amber LaPlante-Dear, Karissa Lubberts, Brittany Sambrook, and Jessica Tompkins


Paraskevidekatriaphobia: Senior Show I
April 13 through 19, 2018

Reception: Friday, April 13, 7 to 9 pm


Artwork by graduating seniors: Joelle Beaulieu, Erin Canniff, Courtney Cutter, Nick Deluca, Katie Dugos, Katelyn Killoran, Elizabeth Levengood, Dakota Marquardt, and Andrew Mignoli


Visiting Artist Program Lecture
Mitch Goldstein, Assistant Professor of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology
Thursday, April 5, 8:30 pm

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with Anne Jordan for Stanford University Press, Art Director Rob Ehle; Is This Art?, 36 x 72 inches, for Erik Brandt's Ficciones Typografika project, Minneapolis, MN

Over the past decade, Mitch Goldstein has taught in the departments of Graphic Design and Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, the departments of Graphic Design and Foundation Studies at Maryland Institute College of Art, the department of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the department of Art at Rhode Island College. He has given lectures, presentations, and been a guest critic at institutions around the country. Together with his wife and partner Anne Jordan, he was principal of the interdisciplinary design studio Hypothesis, Ltd. for seven years.


Visiting Artist Program Lecture
Christopher Robbins, Associate Professor of Art+Design, State University of New York at Purchase
Thursday, March 22, 8:30 pm

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The Mobile Mosque, 2017; Houston says it is so 'religious,' but 5 times a day I feel like I have to hide just to pray; solutions proposed by a group of Syrian refugees at a refugee center in Serbia

As a way of probing the troubling power dynamics Christopher Robbins witnessed in his cross-cultural work, he co-founded the Ghana ThinkTank in 2006. With the mission “Developing the First World," they collect problems in the so-called "Developed" world, and send them to think tanks they established in Cuba, Ghana, Iran, Mexico, El Salvador, and the U.S. prison system to analyze and solve.


Knowing Paper: Five Contemporary Artists Using Paper as their Expressive Medium
March 2 through April 8, 2018

Reception: Friday, March 2, 7 to 9 pm

Visiting Artist Program Lecture: Aimee Lee
Thursday, March 1, 8:30 pm

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Aimee Lee, Hunter, 2017, ink on hanji, hemp hanji, thread, 13 x 7 inches; Bridget O'Malley, Pattern Recognition, 2013, handmade kozo paper with watermark, 48 x 45 inches

Curated by Fredonia Professor of Art Tim Frerichs, this exhibition includes artist books, paper sculpture, pulp paintings, and cast paper constructions by Tom Balbo, Aimee Lee, Bridget O'Malley, Radha Pandey, and Peter Sowiski.


Enrique Chagoya: Aliens Sans Frontières
January 19 through February 25, 2018

Reception: Friday, January 26, 7 to 9 pm

Visiting Artist Program Lecture: Enrique Chagoya
Thursday, January 25, 8:30 pm

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Aliens Sans Frontières, 2016, lithograph on handmade Amate paper, edition 30, 24 x 28 inches; Tu que no puedes / Thou who canst not, 2012, intaglio with letterpress in two colors on Revere ivory paper,  edition 18, 14 5/8 x 11 1/16 inches

Melding roles of artist and cultural historian, Enrique Chagoya creates alternative interpretations of current events. This exhibition features large paintings which turn the tables on Modernist appropriation, the etching series Recurrent Goya, and Illegal Alien codex books. Chagoya is currently Professor of Art at Stanford University.


Fall 2017

Senior Show: Off Track 
December 1 through 7, 2017

Reception: Friday, December 1, 7 to 9 pm

Off Track

Amanda Gusmano, the curiosity of letting go

Artwork by graduating seniors: Ryan Alonge, Autumn Fitzpatrick, Nicole Goodrow, Amanda Gusmano, Leslie Martinez-Garcia, and Sarah Reimer


Visiting Artist Program Lecture
Emily Mae Smith, Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, November 9, 8:30 pm

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The Mirror, 2015, oil on linen

Emily Mae Smith’s first solo show at Laurel Gitlen, titled Medusa, pumped new blood into the ongoing conversation that many contemporary artists have with Pop art, in particular its glamour finish and populist appeal. The crisply imagined paintings reference classic animation, art history, mythology and science-fiction kitsch. (From a 2015 Art in America review by Nora Griffin) Recent exhibitions include solo shows in Birsfelden (Switerland), Brussels, and Glasgow.


Visiting Artist Program Lecture
Phillip Barker, Toronto, Canada
Thursday, October 26, 8:30 pm

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I Am Always Connected, 16 mm, black and white, 3:45

Phillip Barker is a film director, production designer, installation artist and screenwriter. He received a Directors Guild of Canada Award for Outstanding Achievement in Production Design for Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies. He has been the production designer for films by directors such as Brian De Palma, Mira Nair, Atom Egoyan, Lisa Cholodenko and Neil LaBute. His film-based installations have toured internationally and include commissions by ARCO International Art Fair in Madrid, The City of Amsterdam Arts Foundation, and Expo ‘92 in Sevilla, Spain. His own films have been widely shown internationally and have won numerous awards.


Harvey Breverman: A Decade of Drawing, 2005-2015
(Idiosyncratic Amalgams and Disparate Composites)

October 17 through November 17, 2017

Reception: Friday, October 20, 7 to 9 pm

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Codex Literati (Foucault, Fuentes, Rushdie, Gerard, Serres), 2010, conté, pastel, and watercolor, 30 x 44 inches

This exhibition features forty-six portraits of famous writers, poets and artists, as well as architectural scenes from cities around the world, by University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Breverman. His recent large drawings utilize montage and assemblage to create unpredictable and idiosyncratic juxtapositions. In 2003 Breverman received the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award from the College Art Association, and in 2013 the Burchfield Penney Art Center recognized him as a "Living Legacy" artist.


Visiting Artist Program Lecture
Jae Won Lee, Professor of Ceramics, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Thursday, October 12, 8:30 pm

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Frail Hope, Internal Distance, 2013, porcelain

Jae Won Lee makes intimate-scaled, reductive, sealed porcelain box forms, as well as porcelain sculpture shaped by numerous small multiple components of nuanced whites and off-whites and assembled into a large singular unit toward conveying the idea of white winter as a place to contemplate simplicity, silence, and solitude. Recently she has been exploring and applying this theme on works on paper and mixed media. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. 


Andrea Dezsö: Enchanted Fictions
September 5 through October 8, 2017

Reception: Friday, September 15, 7 to 9 pm

Visiting Artist Program Lecture: Andrea Dezsö
Thursday, September 14, 8:30 pm

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Enchanted Forest: Girl with Bee, 2015, hand-cut and sewn, collapsible, multi-layered tunnel book; Japanese handmade Shojoshi paper, 8 x 11 x 7 inches

While growing up in the harsh communist regime of Romania, Andrea Dezsö began creating her own worlds filled with wishful flights to charmed lands of dark beauty and haunting iconography. Her multi-layered tunnel books, colorful mixed media drawings, embroidery, and whimsical lithographs blend folklore, autobiography, and a contemporary sensibility. Dezsö is Associate Professor of Art at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and maintains studios in New York City and in Western Massachusetts.

Gallery Hours
Marion Art Gallery: 
Mon, Closed
Tues-Thurs, 12-4 pm
Fri & Sat, 12-6 pm
Sun, 12-4 pm

Emmitt Christian Gallery: 
Mon-Fri, 8 am-8 pm

Barbara Räcker, Gallery Director

Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery

Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-4897