Museum Exhibits: 2011

Project 35

August 29-mid-October, 2011

The College of Wooster Art Museum
The Burton D. Morgan Gallery

Running concurrently with Alejandro Almanza Pereda’s solo exhibition in the Sussel Gallery, and organized by Independent Curators International, Project 35 is a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators. Each curator chose one work by an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. Project 35 traces the complexity of regional and global connections among practitioners, and demonstrates the extent to which video is now one of the most important and far-reaching mediums for contemporary artists.

For the first screening of Project 35 at The College of Wooster Art Museum, and as an associated event of the 2011 Wooster Forum, only selected videos by artists from North America and South America will be presented. These include works by Alexander Apóstol (Venezuela/Spain), Robert Cauble (United States), Angelica Detanico and Rafael Lain (Brazil), Kota Ezawa (Germany/United States), Tamar Guimarães (Brazil/Denmark), Beryl Korot (United States), Nestor Kruger (Canada), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (United States), and Edwin Sanchez (Columbia). (Project 35 videos from other parts of the world will be screened periodically at The College of Wooster Art Museum through 2012.)

Project 35 information:


Alejandro Almanza Pereda:

Within the realm of possibilities

August 30- October 9, 2011

The College of Wooster Art Museum
Sussel Gallery

Courtesy MagnanMetz Gallery, New York, NY 

Based in Mexico City, Alejandro Almanza Pereda (b. 1977) received his BFA in sculpture form the University of Texas, El Paso, in 2005. Almanza’s sculpture often reads like an accident waiting to happen as the artist literally challenges accepted notions of structural integrity in order to engage with concepts of stability, risk, and danger. Construction tools and lighting fixtures are his trademark materials which, along with found materials, are recontextualized by the artist in installations featuring precarious balancing acts that address issues of border crossings and the varying levels of what is considered culturally safe—or not. For this solo exhibition, Almanza will create a new work for The College of Wooster Art Museum.

The recipient of a Cisneros Fontanais Art Foundation award in 2008, Almanza is represented by the MagnanMetz Gallery, New York, NY, and has had one-person exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin.

Nipirasait: Many Voices, Inuit Prints from Cape Dorset

October 28-December 11, 2011

The College of Wooster Art Museum
Sussel Gallery and the Burton D. Morgan Gallery
October 28-December 11, 2011

Organized by the Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

This exhibition features prints from the Kinngait Studios, an innovative arts community of Inuit printmakers and stone carvers which is part of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative located in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada.

Today, notable artists of an older generation work alongside younger artists to depict the power and beauty of the natural world, as well as town and camp life, traditional Inuit stories and mythic creatures, and, more recently, influences from the south. Living in such a harsh environment, these artists pay close attention to and respect the forces of nature, and their work also illustrate a certain lyricism in the portrayal of humans and animals with their surroundings. Like many aspects of life in Cape Dorset, printmaking is a highly communal and collaborative endeavor. Skilled printmakers translate artists’ drawings into stonecuts, lithographs, etchings and aquatints, and serigraphs.

“Nipirasait: Many Voices” recognizes the creative spirit of these individuals and others who have worked closely with them, north and south of the border, to offer a distinct portrait of Inuit life and culture in the Canadian Arctic.

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