ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The art galleries at the SUNY College at Oneonta
will feature two exhibits opening later this month. "Jazz Studies," a series
of photos by Joann Krivin, will be on display in the Project Space Gallery
from Monday, January 18, through Friday, February 19. "Changeless Nature,"
featuring recent paintings by James Walton Fox and Valley Burke Fox, will be
on display in the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery from Monday, January 25, through
Friday, March 19. A combined reception for the artists will be held on
Thursday, January 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts gallery lobby.
Admission to the exhibits, the reception, and the associated events is
complimentary, and members of the community are invited to attend.
Joann Krivin's work is both documentary and transformative in nature, as
she uses a keen sense of composition and drama to capture emotion and
intimacy in traditional black-and-white photos. Many of the photographs
featured in the exhibit at SUNY Oneonta are also included in the recently
released book "Jazz Studies" by The Argian Press of Oneonta.
In conjunction with the exhibit, Monk Rowe of the Hamilton College Jazz
Archive will make a presentation from noon until 1:15 p.m. on January 28 in
room 212 of the Fine Arts Building. He will join Joann Krivin for an
informal gallery talk at 2:30 p.m. that afternoon.
James Walton Fox and Valley Burke Fox both use large canvases of rich
colorful paint to express their creative vision. James' landscapes are part
of a tradition that flows from the Neolithic caves of Altamira through
Giotto, Pousin, Turner, and the New York School. His paintings depict an
inner landscape that is beyond time, where language and light are non-dual.
Valley's work explores the nexus of sexuality and eternal, changeless
principals, often using symbols from Tantric Buddhism and botany. Valley,
who studied painting at Montgomery College of Art in Philadelphia and the
Institut DuPic in Toulouse, France, has a master's degree in oriental
medicine and a bachelor's in nursing from Florida Atlantic University.
Under the direction of Tim Sheesley, the SUNY Oneonta art galleries are
open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. when the College is in
session. More information about the exhibits or the galleries is available
from Sheesley at (607) 436-2445 or on the web at