Biblio Gallery Call for Submissions

The Libraries is now accepting artist exhibition proposals for the Bird Library Biblio Gallery, located on the 4th floor and online. All Syracuse University undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. Proposals must be submitted through the Biblio Gallery Submission Form and are reviewed and accepted on a continuous and rotating basis.

The gallery space contributes to campus cultural life by offering students a venue for exhibiting their creative work to a wider audience.  Exhibiting work in the Biblio Gallery provides students with an opportunity to display, hang and arrange materials in a gallery space. The Libraries promotes exhibits via its website, social media and through other campus news channels as appropriate.

For more information, visit the Libraries’ website at https://library.syr.edu/locations/biblio.php.


Libraries Launches Biblio Gallery Online

Syracuse University Libraries recently launched an online version of its Biblio Gallery.  The Biblio Gallery, set up on the fourth floor of Bird Library, was created in 2007 as a student exhibition and study space. S. Ann Skiold, Art Librarian has been curating the gallery since 2009 and has hosted numerous solo and group exhibits. The Biblio Gallery was created to enrich student artists’ learning experience by providing them with an opportunity to mount a professional exhibit. The online version mirrors that experience. Those interested in exhibiting can contact the curator via an exhibition submission form.

The first Biblio Gallery Online exhibition is titled “Explosions in a Shingle Factory: Trajectories Through a Fractured Landscape” and was prepared by Stephen Singer. Singer is a recent master’s in fine arts graduate from Syracuse University’s Museum Studies program and received his bachelor’s in fine arts from Purchase College.  Singer’s exhibition is a love letter to the Surrealist and Pop movements.

UPDATE: This exhibit is now available to view in person through the Fall 2021 semester in the Biblio Gallery, 4th Floor of Bird Library.


New Biblio Gallery Exhibit: Isle of Brendan

Syracuse University Libraries’ new Biblio Gallery Exhibit on the 4th Floor of Bird Library is a cartography piece titled “Isle of Brendan” by Eric M. Warren, a fourth-year student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. His exhibit runs from January 27, 2020 through mid-March.

“Taking inspiration from the microcosms that surround us in the natural world, I have found that often the maps we draw yield fantastical elements themselves. Through the gathering of hundreds of lines, symbols, and words, and the arrangement of them all into a specific order, we generate a greater meaning that returns to us worlds which we do and do not know. I implore you to view this piece not as a map, but rather as an orchestration of familiar parts, coalesced into an unfamiliar and nonexistent land,” said E. M. Warren.

For more information about the Biblio Gallery, contact S. Ann Skiold, MFA, MLIS, librarian for Decorative & Applied Arts, Design, Art History, Film, Photography, and Spanish & Italian at Syracuse University Libraries or apply to submit an exhibit via Biblio Gallery website. 


New Biblio Gallery Exhibit: Newhouse, iSchool Partner on Data-Driven Art Exhibit “Democracy in the Digital Age”

Syracuse University Libraries’ new Biblio Gallery Exhibit on the 4th Floor of Bird Library  was created by students from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the School of Information Studies and is titled “Democracy in the Digital Age: Does It Exist?” It is a data-driven art exhibit funded by a CUSE Grant. The exhibit, which is on display from now through January, provides insight into university students’ consumption of news and social media, specifically analyzing how both of those elements intersect to construct a political identity.

This exhibit is a continuation of last year’s three-part symposium series “Social Media and Democracy,” spearheaded by Professor Regina Luttrell, Professor Jon Glass and Professor Lu Xiao. This year, students in Luttrell’s Public Relations Campaign Planning and Execution course surveyed more than 200 students across U.S. college campuses to understand what democracy means in a social media-driven society. Newhouse and iSchool students then visually interpreted the survey results to create the exhibit, which encourages students to have a conversation about the important issue surrounding the influence of digital media.

Students Sophie Estep, Holly Jones, Jessica Zuk, Daniela Curi, and Lillee Bellia coordinated the project. Students Renée Deemer, Yiran Duan, Galen Hogan, Aaron Kassman and Isabel Munoz are the featured artists.

For more information about the Biblio Gallery, contact S. Ann Skiold, MFA, MLIS, librarian for Decorative & Applied Arts, Design, Art History, Film, Photography, and Spanish & Italian at Syracuse University Libraries or apply to submit an exhibit via Biblio Gallery website. 


New Biblio Gallery Exhibit: Edenic Island, 2019

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Eve, Edenic Island, 2019

Syracuse University Libraries’ new Biblio Gallery Exhibit on the 4th Floor of Bird Library, titled “Edenic Island, 2019,” is on display from November 1 through November 17, 2019. The collection of image is from the artist Charlotte Howard’s, ’20 School of Visual and Performing Arts, series. “This body of photographic work focuses on the juxtaposition of Jeju’s natural beauty and landscape and its dark past. Jeju is known to many as a paradise. The intent of this project was to bring an awareness of the island’s tragic history and to see beyond the plethora of tourist attractions that conveniently hide these truths, perhaps to cope with them.  These images capture the awe-striking landscape of Jeju, while hinting to, what was for a long time, a hidden history.”

For more information about the Biblio Gallery, contact S. Ann Skiold, MFA, MLIS, librarian for Decorative & Applied Arts, Design, Art History, Film, Photography, and Spanish & Italian at Syracuse University Libraries or apply to submit an exhibit via Biblio Gallery website. 


New Biblio Gallery Exhibit: Master Copy Drawings

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Master Copy Drawing from Biblio Gallery

Syracuse University Libraries’ new Biblio Gallery Exhibit on the 4th Floor of Bird Library, titled “Master Copy Drawings,” is on display from October 1 through November 1, 2019. Master drawings are records of the artist’s creative process. Master copies are considered an essential form of practice for the beginning drawing student, since it facilitates the student’s development of the importance of line quality and mark making. The master copy drawing assignment integrates research, art history, and drawing skill. To prepare for the assignment, students participated in a workshop taught by Ann Skiold, associate librarian, which introduced them to resources available in Syracuse University Libraries.

Pieces in this exhibit were selected from three sections of first year studio students in the two courses Drawing I: Observation and Drawing Nature in the School of Art. The student drawings represent a range of master artists’ approaches in figurative and landscape works from the Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Rococo, and Neo-Classical periods. The pieces on display were selected by studio instructors: Susan D’Amato, Associate Professor, Drawing Coordinator; Holly Greenberg, Associate Professor, Printmaking Coordinator; and Sarah McCoubrey, Professor, Painting Coordinator.

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Master Copy Drawing from Biblio Gallery

Students whose work is featured in the exhibit are: Nicole Blanchard, Sike Chan, Chloe Crookall, D’Mya Curtis, Emilie DelSignore, Emma Edelin, Abe Frankel, Diana Garcia, Aisling Kenny, Zhanhao (Jim) Liang, Shianne Lindsay, Claudia Lynch, Sophia Medieros, Callen Moore, Celena Mouton, Leito Navarete, Lydia Pleasants, Nikkos Saviolis, Robert Spano, Kayla Tomlin, Jiaqi Yuan, and Anna Zinan.

For more information about the Biblio Gallery, contact S. Ann Skiold, MFA, MLIS, Librarian for Decorative & Applied Arts, Design, Art History, Film, Photography, and Spanish & Italian at Syracuse University Libraries or apply to submit an exhibit via Biblio Gallery website. 

 


New Biblio Gallery Exhibit at Bird Library: “Everyone Wears Clothes”

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Details Book The Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection

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Students in the Genet Costume Collection For Threads Magazine

Syracuse University Libraries’ new Biblio Gallery Exhibit on the 4th Floor of Bird Library is running from May 30, 2019 through the end of August 2019. The exhibit titled “Everyone wears clothes” was curated by Fashion faculty Professor Jeffrey Mayer and Professor Kirsten Schoonmaker from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts School of Design.

About the Exhibit:

Everyone wears clothes. We choose them casually from our closet, browse the latest trends online, and gossip about what influencers post on Instagram. In a moment when images of the most recent runway shows are instantly available, why should we look at dresses from the 1930s or jackets from the 1970s? Drawn from the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection, housed in the university’s Fashion Design Program in the Nancy Cantor Warehouse, this selection of photographs highlights details from these historic clothes, inviting us to look closer.  In his 2015 publication Vintage Details; A Fashion Sourcebook, Professor Jeffrey Mayer worked with university photographer Stephen Sartori to document design details found within these historic garments.

The Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection is a significant resource for faculty, students, and community. Comprised of some 3,500 women’s garments and accessories, from 1820 to the present, this collection can serve as a primary source for research into our material heritage, a treasure trove of inspiration for new design, and a library for students curious about how to create a certain type of pocket or for five different techniques for creating a pleated detail.

Hanging in the window are selections from a course project that asked students to replicate designs from the collection. Rather than working from flat two-dimensional images, students were able to measure yardage, observe placement of technical construction details, and investigate the proportion of design in a meaningful way.  Historic garments can offer information about their period of manufacture, but by continuing to look closely at this collection of women’s high fashion, we realize that these clothes are still contributing to ongoing stories.

For more information about the Biblio Gallery Exhibit, contact S. Ann Skiold, MFA, MLIS, Subject Librarian for Decorative & Applied Arts, Design, Art History, Film, Photography, and Spanish & Italian at Syracuse University Libraries or apply via Biblio Gallery website.