Light Work

June 20, 2016 - 1:07am
Light Work and Point of Contact are just two local galleries that support artists in visual art and poetry.

There are seven Syracuse University-affiliated art galleries in the Syracuse area alone. Among the longest running arts institutions are Light Work and Point of Contact, Inc., which have been running for more than 40 years each. Within a walking distance, students and residents can not only access art but also participate in their different events.

November 15, 2015 - 8:46pm
Syracuse in Print and Light Work hosted a zine swap at Light Work on Saturday. A zine (pronounced, "zeen") is a mini magazine.

People of all ages trickled into Light Work through gusty winds  for a rainy day Zine Swap on Saturday afternoon.

November 14, 2013 - 2:14pm
A partnership between the Everson Museum of Art and the Urban Video Project brought the community Avant Gaming, an event that showcased short films and artwork focused on video games.

Despite the snow shower on Nov. 12, artists, students and art enthusiasts filled the Hosmer Auditorium at the Everson Museum of Art with warmth and curiosity.

October 24, 2013 - 1:49pm
George Gittoes' exhibit at Light Work features photos mixed with painting and drawing to create a subtle yet intense atmosphere.

Photography can have a strong impact, and photos merged with other forms of art create a distinctive intensity.

George Gittoes and his Nothing is Enough exhibit for Light Work, which will be on display in the Robert B. Menschel Gallery in the Schine Student Center through Dec. 20, portrays the 1995 Kibeho Massacre in Rwanda. Though the bloody incident occurred nearly 20 years ago, Gittoes’ work makes the holocaust timeless.

October 21, 2013 - 6:00pm
Marna Bell's 'Imperfect Memories' exhibit at Light Work features black and white photography shot in an unconventional way to produce haunting results.

Memories haunt people. Marna Bell’s Imperfect Memories does the same and lingers in your head for days.

The exhibit is located in a quiet corner of the Community Darkrooms gallery at Light Work, and it consists of just 10 pieces. That’s all it takes.

October 9, 2013 - 1:32pm
Review: '40 Artists / 40 Years' features one photograph to represent each year the Light Work gallery has been open.

40 Artists / 40 Years: Selections from the Light Work Collection is an illustration of how photography is not just the reflection of life, but also a creative process of reconstructing everyday things and representing them in unconventional ways.

March 2, 2010 - 4:53pm
SU senior's unconventional models top Light Work art gallery's Transmedia Photography Annual exhibit.

Jacqui Palumbo went through plenty of ideas, some which she called “really bad,” before she finally settled on the idea she wanted to use for her final Bachelor of Fine Arts show: elder women facing life problems.

“I had this fashion inclination. It’s not necessarily a bad idea, it was just I was using younger models around my age and it was great, but it looked like ads for J Crew with suitcases,” said Palumbo, a photography senior in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. I really wanted to go for more of the narrative and more of the emotional impact.”