“Welcome to Bestiary,” a student show with digital prints by Teresa Memole, will open this week in the Martin-Mullen Annex Gallery (the gallery lobby). The exhibit will run from Jan. 25 to Feb. 9, with a public reception Friday, Jan. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the lobby. All are welcome.
According to Memole, “Welcome to Bestiary” is a a visual storyline of imagination, curiosity, childhood and monsters.
“In the fall of 2016, I discovered the fun of putting a face (or two) to the unexplained, the scary, and the creaks under your basement stairs. This developed, and continues to develop, into a parallel universe of creatures and cryptics. Some are malevolent, others curious; some are beyond the constraints of humanoid emotions. Caught in the middle are Eleanor, a crypto-biologist from the turn of the 19th century who was followed by monsters throughout her childhood, and Jamie, a boy from the present day searching for answers in Eleanor’s famous field guide.
“Bestiary” is constantly expanding and refining itself; this is by no means a completion of the monster universe. However, it is my hope that you can find enjoyment in this current chronology, and perhaps appreciate the whimsy of a world that started with a single sketch nearly two years ago.”
The Martin-Mullen Art Gallery and Project Space Gallery are free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday when the college is in session and during special events. For more information about the gallery or an upcoming exhibition, contact Gallery Director, Tim Sheesley at (606)436-2445, (607)436-3456 or visit www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery.html.