SUNY Oneonta News

January 14, 2010



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



For more information about the College, please call the Community Relations Office at (607) 436-2748 or send e-mail to Hal Legg, Director of Communications.

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