Warehouse Gallery has the hippest, most cutting-edge stuff going on in
Syracuse!" - Kate Clark, City of Syracuse Public Art Coordinator,
Chair 40below Public Arts Task Force
"Syracuse needs more art shows with artwork like this."
"Certainly the HOTTEST gallery in the 'Cuse."
"Wow, great to see a contemporary
art space burgeoning in my old hometown (About Time!)." - Britton
Bertran, Director, 40000 Gallery, Chicago
"Your gallery is such a
great addition to the Syracuse art scene! I love your shows and am looking
forward to seeing "Come On." - Lisa Jong-Soon Goodlin
"dear whomever on W. lafayette st: i am an art dealer /art consultant...
from lovely Syracuse, presently living and doing biz in Asia. i wish to
take the time to applause what you are doing in the 'Cuse as i have a
love for it and a fear, as it is often caught in its "salt lake
city -solvay process " sublime... it is persons like yourself that will
save it.. please list me on your guest list/ openings list and send me
some images once in a while. keep the faith" - John Banta
ON: Desire Under The Female Gaze
- 27 Oct. 2007 2007
• "Wow! Very interesting show for Syracuse. Congrats!
I like the layout and details of the show. Jacobson's work is my
favorite. Very strong drawings. Overall great choices of artist."
• "The movie, Poison, was great. Very eye-opening...or
should I say consciousness raising."
• "These are definitely not women."
• "Thank God there are no boobs in this show!."
• "I'm glad to see someone in Syracuse isn't afraid to show
provocative, but artistically arresting work. I'm looking forward
to hearing responses from the community."
• "This exhibition is the reason why things are getting better
• "This is a really beautiful show.."
"I love this exhibition. I put the postcard on my refrigerator.."
• "I want to touch the balloons!"
• "I like the drawings a lot, but when I figured out that it was
two men it turned me off."
• "Seriously, this exhibition is deep."
17 April - 17 July 2007
• "Al Gore would be psyched if we could really use the Photosynthesis Robot [by Futurefarmers]."
"I don't know what it is, but it is beautiful."
• "I want to take one home!!!"
"It was really fun and interesting to see these wonderful contraptions and images adapted from nature! I would encourage anyone who has not seen the show to visit it, I am sure they will feel it is a worthwhile experience!" - Bradley Hudson,
SU Art Galleries
"This is great for kids! They are having a blast. Thanks!"
"Awesome show. Those mowhawked robots are great! My roommate and I have pictures from the catalog posted on our bedroom doors. I've been encouraging everyone I meet to head down there." - Roslyn Esperon
"I am fascinated by the life-sustaining mechanism created for the water plant [Junior Return by Philip Ross]."
"I nearly had a heart attack coming in through the back entrance - I love the element of surprise!"
• "I loved the robots [RTI by Shih Chieh Huang], they looked like something out of Star Wars."
•"Is the slow death of the plant in Hedera (BBB) supposed to be a commentary on the future state of relations between Britain and the USA?"
• "Who would have thought slime mold [Creep by Gail Wight] could be so pretty?"
• "I loved the neon mold. It reminded me of slime from Nickelodeon."
• "I never wanted to go to Oregon until I saw that C5 piece [Perfect View] ."
13 February - 31 March 2007
"Last week the Warehouse Gallery downtown opened it's latest show, Embracing Winter, with young Canadian, American and Italian artists. It's curated by Warehouse Director Astria Suparak. She's fast developing a signature style for exciting, witty and synergistic group exhibits that make Syracuse a true cross-roads for art scenes in the Northeast part of the continent." - Nancy Keefe Rhodes
on loan from the gallery and free piles of salt - what a sophisticated
move, curatorially, that is.
The artists you're showing (especially people like Murata and Da
Corte) are rising stars."
"Bracingly witty and cunningly curated, the latest
show at the Warehouse Gallery, Embracing Winter was the
place to be on opening night. A crowd of with-it and fashionable
twenty-something Upstaters (who says the interesting young people
are fleeing 'Cuse?) sipped hot chocolate and wandered through the
collection of smart new works with a winter theme. All-too-familiar
items like snow shovels and piles of de-icer (more environmentally
friendly than salt) became Duchamp-inspired installations. Among
the best of the art objects were a delightful house made of knitted
wool and an astonishingly mis-sized pair of mittens, both by Canadian
artist Janet Morton. Brrrrr! This is one of the cleverest shows
I've seen in these parts."
- Johanna Keller, Director, Goldring Arts Journalism Program
"What came through for me in and after the exhibit was the way it broke up the 'patterned thinking', upended the stereotypes of winter 'fun' as well as winter doldrums, that dull my imagination." - Bob
"Although we were defeated by the three foot bank of
hard-packed snow left by the snowplow across our driveway minutes
before the opening reception for Embracing Winter , we
visited the Warehouse Gallery yesterday.
The show looks great, so minimally brrr. It is refreshing (and different
for Syracuse ) to see a group show treated as an installation. And
how clever to paint snow heights on the walls so we can see what
190 inches of snow means, the heights against the dates triggering
memories of winters past, "Ahh our first winter when we thought
the worst was over and the Blizzard of '93 dumped almost 4 feet
of snow in a matter of hours."
It was also clever that you could make these elements work together...especially
challenging and interesting that you could place Janet Morton's
white knitted house and Rudy Shepherd in his black bear costume
in the same show and along the same wall. I have to mull this over
for a while.
As we listened to the audio piece we looked out the window to the
creek below and saw four beautiful ducks, small ducks with large
geometric headcrests, hooded mergansers maybe or buffleheads. So
wonderful to watch them diving and swimming in the middle of a city
in the middle of winter, unconcerned by the cold and snow, delighted
with the open, flowing, cold green water. I have never seen these
How on earth did you arrange this?"
- Jan Pottie
"the opening was
fabulous and the installation of the work is as hip and smart as
my driveway was blocked by snow last night so i put the shovel [on loan from the exhibition] to good use."
staging of the exhibit. The space is perfectly purposed." -
"Similar to a breakthrough first album of
a hot new band, it's difficult to maintain that same energy in a
follow-up sophomore release. But the Warehouse Gallery's Embracing
Winter exhibition proves to be the Pinkerton to their Blue
Album." - David Clayton
"Nice show and great opening! You chose excellent
work and presented it well. I especially liked Robinson's photographs
and Morton's knits." - Bill Delavan
"Everything looks so artistic, professionally presented
"The exhibit though small in the number of items, employed surprisingly diverse media --video, sound, photography, practical sculpture, and even a graph --yet it all tied together in the theme of Winter." - Barbara
"Those works produced by the gallery -I haven't seen
that before. Are other curators or galleries doing that? This seems
totally cutting-edge. Is this the new wave of galleries?"
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