“What Suparak has done for me is to restore my sense that cool can work as a powerful rhetorical device… She uses her personal voice and her institutional power to give permission to speak to those who might not have believed they had it.”
“The fact is that Suparak did curate contextually strong exhibitions. This is why she had a following. This is why the Warehouse was widely hailed as a success… Suparak was exceedingly capable of creating a context for challenging and new work.”
“She’s fast developing a signature style for exciting, witty and synergistic group exhibits”
“Given my prejudices, I found Faux Naturel – a group show celebrating some of the many wonderful ways artists have contrived to recreate woodland splendours, but without all the mucky bits – just my kind of walk in the park… Faux Naturel reminded the sensible viewer (and me) that, exotic and mysterious as nature may be, it’s best left to its own devices.”
“Provocative, original work that is sure to grab your attention and occasionally push you to the edge of discomfort… For some, it takes a shock to light the fires of contemplation.”
This exhibition focuses on the psychological, social, cultural and political dimensions of desire, subjectivity, and pleasure.
Winter Light revels in the fleeting aesthetics of winter, presenting works that document ice melting, crystals forming, stars twinkling, birds migrating, surreal dreaming, the loss of consciousness and the warmth of a flame.
A full-scale graph / “mountain range” mural charting the snowfall in Syracuse over the last half century, and mounds of deicers which “melted” as winter outside progressed and visitors inside took away samples.
This exhibition celebrates crystallized precipitation as the key to a delightful set of activities, and as an ephemeral filter to make ordinary surroundings new again.
Interactive project inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s readymade “In Advance of the Broken Arm.” As a munificent reversal of this historic Dadaist work, the display is rendered useful again, allowing visitors to borrow the commercially made tools from an art gallery in the deepest winter months.
These artists explore the territory delineated by the destruction of the natural world, with all its attendant themes. Entropy, redemption, apocalypse, the temptations of commercial culture, and the relationship between science and magic all emerge as motifs in this exhibition.
Other exhibitions and events organized for Syracuse University’s Warehouse Gallery, 2007 – 2008