“Fears and Dreams,” prints by Evan Summer, will be on display from Jan. 28 to March 15 in the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery. The exhibition features approximately 35 original, handprinted works by Summer, who is known for his strikingly bold prints of architectural landscapes, geometric shapes and natural forms.
A public opening reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m., with an artist gallery talk at 5:30 p.m.
About the Artist:
Evan Summer was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He earned a B.S. in chemistry at SUNY Cortland and a B.F.A from SUNY Buffalo, where he concentrated in printmaking and painting. He went on to earn an M.F.A. in printmaking at Yale University, where he studied with Gabor Peterdi and Richard Ziemann.
Summer’s artwork has been influenced by his background in science – from the use of uncommon materials in printmaking to mathematical perspective to depicting scientific specimens in his artwork. He works primarily in prints, especially etching and collagraph making. He also works extensively with drawing and collage.
A professor of art at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, Summer has taught printmaking since 1984. He received Kutztown University’s two highest awards, the Chambliss Award for research and the Wiesenberger Award for excellence in teaching.
His work has been included in 300 exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has had many solo exhibitions, the most recent of which was a 2018 exhibition at the China Printmaking Museum in Guanlan. His work is in numerous public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Brooklyn Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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-Friday when the college is in session and during special events.
For more information about the gallery or upcoming exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Tim Sheesley at (607) 436-2445, (607) 436-3456 or visit https://suny.oneonta.edu/art-department/art-galleries