FEBRUARY 2014

Alumnus to show his sculptures on campus in March

By Steve Seepersaud

Matthew Zupnick '83The building of forms and a love of inventing are what Matthew Zupnick '83 calls the driving forces behind his work. Next month, he'll share his creations with the Binghamton University community.

Zupnick's sculptures will be on display March 4-26, in a showing called "Something Between" at the University's Rosefsky Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building on campus. He is a professor of sculpture at the University of Central Missouri, and has exhibited his works throughout central New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, and in a variety of Midwestern locations. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Binghamton University Art Museum as technical coordinator and registrar, and for the famed Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan as a technician and handler.

Matthew Zupnick '83The opening reception will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 7. There is no cost to attend the opening reception, or to see the exhibition at any other time in March. The gallery is open from noon-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Zupnick said he looks forward to returning to Binghamton, and he encourages people to physically interact with the sculptures by turning, pushing or even riding them.

"My work is allegorical in nature, given that the images and symbols I create have a literary sense to them," he said in his artist's statement. "The sculptures are primarily made from traditional materials such as bronze, steel and wood. The pieces range from intimate in size to large-scale works. The exhibitions also vary from 10 to 30 sculptures depending on the exhibition space. Even though the sculptures are designed to exist independently, once installed the pieces seem to play off one another creating an almost carnival-like atmosphere."

He hopes that visitors will be inspired to think about the mysteries that have worked their way into his art.

For more information, download the show's program (PDF).

 

 

 

 

 

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