Jackie Brookner
Documentation of Veden Taika (The Magic of Water), 2007-9 (in progress)
Halikonlahti Bird Pools, Salo, Finland

Miggy Buck
Crowd, 2009
white cement
40 x 48 x 18 inches

Tom Butter
Passage, 2008
flasche paint on board
24 x 30 inches
 

Julianna Dail
Security Barricade, 2009
resin, nylon rope, copper wire, burlap sandbags
36 x 24 x 48 inches (variable)

William Carroll
NYC 14, 2006
acrylic on paper
6 ¾ x 5 ¼ inches
 

Stuart Diamond
Interior with Christmas Tree, 2008
acrylic, gouache on paper
22 x 30 inches

Peter Drake
M/oral Pathology IX, Multiple Pathologies, 2007
acrylic on canvas
53 x 71 inches

Dale Emmart
Rabbit 8, 2009
watercolor, gouache, ink on Rives Heavyweight
25 ½ x 19 ½ inches

Heide Fasnacht
Travelogue: Cloverleaf, 2006-07
graphite on paper

24 x 19 inches
 

Glenn Goldberg
Buzz, 2006
ink, acrylic, gesso on canvas
29 x 22 inches
 

Regina Granne
Shadowed Landscape (Afghanistan), 2008
oil on linen
30 x 40 inches

Susan Hambleton
As I Was Saying #3, 2008
solar plate etching
16 1/2 x 18 inches
edition of 20

Laurence Hegarty
Untitled (burning gallery), 2008
wood and colored pencil
each piece approx. 2 x 6 inches

Sharon Louden
Hedge, 2007
animation still

Lenore Malen
25000 KHZ, 2003-2007
archival ink-jet black-and-white prints on Somerset Velvet Paper
57 x 28 inches
edition of 5 (from a series of 30 prints)

David Mann
Spectral Phase #1, 2008
acrylic and oil on canvas stretched over board
36 x 60 inches
 

Jean-Pierre Roy
Site Specific, 2009
oil on canvas (triptych)
70 x 108 inches (overall)

David Schafer
Art Forum Anagram, 2008
20 ¾ x 16 ¾ inches
Edition of 3

Mira Schor
A Life in the Mirror, 2008
oil on canvas
18 x 25 inches

Ward Shelley
Autonomous Art, Ver. 1, 2008-9
oil and toner on mylar
24 x 33 inches

Elke Solomon
Chandelier, 2009
plastic, LED
22” diameter

Brian Tolle
Loyal Order, 2009
fiberglass synthetic fur moose head, wood plate, platinum silicon rubber
48 x 32 x 27 inches
 

Susan Weller
A Post Consumer Activity: Spinning the Bottle #4, 2009
documentation: digitized drawings, photographs, and text
13 x 19 inches

Installation View

Press Release

During June the George Adams Gallery will present an exhibition of recent work by members of the adjunct faculty of the Fine Arts Department at Parsons. The exhibition is being presented as a show of support for those members of the adjunct faculty who recently received email notices that their positions had been terminated or their hours reduced. One such email read as follows:

“This letter is to notify you that you will not be reappointed to teach in the Fine Arts Department at Parsons the New School for Design for the 2009-2010 academic year.  Please note that appointment decisions are based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, curricular changes, student enrollments, an instructor’s performance history, the need for departmental flexibility in hiring, and work load agreements with full-time and senior part-time faculty.”

The exhibition features works by Jackie Brookner, Miggy Buck, Tom Butter, William Carroll, Julianna Dail, Stuart Diamond, Peter Drake, Dale Emmart, Heide Fasnacht, Matt Freedman, Glenn Goldberg, Regina Granne, Susan Hambleton, Laurence Hegarty, Sharon Louden, Lenore Malen, David Mann, Jean-Pierre Roy, David Schafer, Mira Schor, Ward Shelley, Elke Solomon, Brian Tolle, and Susan Weller.

The “Parson Pink Slips” exhibition showcases the work of these members of the Parsons Fine Art Department, all practicing artists who work and exhibit in New York. They work in all media and from a wide range of approaches, from environmental collaborations and installations (Brookner, Buck, Solomon), to video and performance (Louden and Malen). Others address political issues such as the war in Iraq (Drake, Dail, Granne, Tolle), contemporary life (Diamond, Hegarty, Fasnacht, Shafer, Schor), or aspects of science and nature (Butter, Mann, Roy). While several of the artists in the exhibition are at the beginning of their exhibiting careers, others have been showing their work in New York galleries since the 1970s and 1980s, and are represented in the collections of major museums through out the US, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MCA, Chicago, the MFA, Houston, MoMA the Walker in Minneapolis, and the Whitney. Collectively they have been awarded 8 NYFA grants, 7 NEA grants, 4 Guggenheim fellowships, 4 Pollock-Krasner and 2 Rockefeller grants, among other distinctions.

The George Adams Gallery would like to acknowledge the assistance of the following galleries who represent artists in the exhibition: CRG Gallery, New York; Elizabeth Harris Gallery; Kent Gallery; McKenzie Fine Art; Momenta Art; RARE Gallery, New York; Luise Ross Gallery; Linda Warren; Pierogi Gallery; and ZONE: CONTEMPORARY ART.

Follow news about the Parsons adjunct faculty firings at www.parsonspinkslips.blogspot.com

Checklist

1.
Jackie Brookner
Documentation of Veden Taika (The Magic of Water)
Halikonlahti Bird Pools, Salo, Finland, 2007-9 (in progress)

2.
Miggy Buck
Crowd, 2009
white cement
40 x 48 x 18 inches

3.
Tom Butter courtesy of ZONE: CONTEMPORARY ART
Passage, 2008
flasche paint on board
24 x 30 inches

4.
William Carroll courtesy of Elizabeth Harris Gallery
NYC 25, 2006
acrylic on paper
6 ¼ x 6 5/8 inches

NYC 14, 2006
acrylic on paper
6 ¾ x 5 ¼ inches

NYC 36, 2006
acrylic on paper
4 3/8 x 6 ¾ inches

5.
Julianna Dail
Security Barricade, 2009
resin, nylon rope, copper wire, burlap sandbags
36 x 24 x 48 inches (variable)

6.
Stuart Diamond
Interior with Christmas Tree, 2008
acrylic, gouache on paper
22 x 30 inches

7.
Peter Drake
M/oral Pathology IX, Multiple Pathologies, 2007
acrylic on canvas
53 x 71 inches

8.
Dale Emmart
Rabbit 6, 2009
watercolor, gouache, ink on Rives Heavyweight
25 ½  x 19 ½  inches

Rabbit 8, 2009
watercolor, gouache, ink on Rives Heavyweight
25 ½  x 19 ½  inches

9.
Heide Faschnacht courtesy of Kent Gallery
Travelogue: Cloverleaf, 2006-2007

graphite on paper

24 x 19 inches

10.
Matt Freedman
Boy with Elephant Eyes, Lion's Mouth and Black Bear's Nose, 2006
epoxy and plastic
20 x 20 x 41 inches

11.
Glenn Goldberg courtesy of Luise Ross Gallery
Buzz, 2006
ink, acrylic, gesso on canvas
29 x 22 inches

12.
Regina Granne
Shadowed Landscape (Afghanistan), 2008    
oil on linen    
30 x 40 inches    

13.
Susan Hambleton
As I Was Saying 3, 2008
solar plate etching
16 1/2 x 18 inches
edition of 20

As I Was Saying 8, 2008
solar plate etching
16 1/2 x 18 inches  
edition of 20        

14.
Laurence Hegarty
Untitled (burning gallery), 2008
wood and colored pencil
each piece approx. 2 x 6 inches

15.
Sharon Loudon
The Bridge, 2008, 3:15 min DVD animation, edition of 5
Pool, 2006, 1:38 min DVD animation, edition of 5
Hedge, 2007, 2:22 min DVD animation, edition of 5
Footprints, 2004, 4:16 min DVD animation, edition of 5
Heavy, 2004, 3:04 min DVD animation, edition of 5
Hugs, 2004, 2:33 min DVD animation, edition of 5
Them, 2004, 1:49 min DVD animation, edition of 5
The Dance, 2004 2:50 min DVD animation, edition of 5

16.
Lenore Malen
25000 KHZ, 2003-2007
archival ink-jet black-and-white prints on Somerset Velvet Paper
57 x 28 inches
edition of 5 (from a series of 30 prints)

17.
David Mann courtesy of McKenzie Fine Art
Spectral Phase #1, 2008
acrylic and oil on canvas stretched over board
36 x 60 inches

18.
Jean-Pierre Roy courtesy of RARE Gallery, NY
Site Specific, 2009
oil on canvas (triptych)
70 x 108 inches (overall)

19.
David Schafer
Art Forum Anagram, 2008
20 ¾ x 16 ¾ inches
Edition of 3

20.
Mira Schor
A Life in the Mirror, 2008
oil on canvas
18 x 25 inches

21.
Ward Shelley courtesy of Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn
Autonomous Art, Ver. 1, 2008-9
oil and toner on mylar
24 x 33 inches

22.
Elke Solomon
Chandelier, 2009
plastic, LED
22” diameter  

23.
Brian Tolle courtesy of CRG Gallery, New York
Loyal Order, 2009
fiberglass synthetic fur moose head, wood plate, platinum silicon rubber
48 x 32 x 27 inches

24.
Susan Weller
A Post Consumer Activity: Spinning the Bottle #4, 2009
documentation: digitized drawings, photographs, and text
13 x 19 inches