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Please join us to learn more about faculty member Carla Stetson's exhibition of work up at the Handwerker Gallery on Wednesday, January 29, at 6.00 p.m.. Light refreshments will be available during the lecture, which will be followed by a brief q &a. 

Aerial Reconnaissance includes a series of drawings completed by Carla Stetson (Ithaca College, Department of Art) over the past two years that follow a cartographic impulse, exploring topics such as the atmosphere, water gyres, and polar communities bound by temperature. Wind and water currents are frequent motifs explored by Stetson in her global survey.  Mountaintop removal, ocean gulf oil pollution, and underground shale fracking are among the issues that galvanize Stetson’s attention. Although somber in content, these mixed media drawings are meant to reinvigorate a sense of wholeness and a connection with large forces, drawing on an ethical agenda rather than a political one. As Stetson describes, “These works speak of a sense of expanded self, a spatial extension into the world.”

Artist Bio:
Carla Stetson’s mixed-media practice is characterized by transformations in which unlikely elements combine into new and hybrid entities. She works with a broad range of techniques and media, from mixed media-works on paper to large-scale installations. She currently is on faculty and teaches classes in studio art and art education at Ithaca College. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Stetson lived in Duluth, Minnesota for twenty years before moving to Ithaca. She is known for her three commissioned public sculptures in Duluth, including The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Anderson Center for the Arts, Duluth Art Institute, Concordia University, Winthrop University, and Vermont College.  Stetsons’s long-standing artistic collaboration with Argentinian artist Cecilia Ramón was recently recognized at the 2013 Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition and will be featured in the exhibition at the Handwerker Gallery.


All Handwerker Gallery events are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.; Thursday, 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.; and weekends, noon to 5.00 p.m.. The gallery is closed to the public on Tuesdays unless otherwise specified for an event but can accommodate group or class visits by appointment.

For further information or individuals with disabilities requiring parking accommodations, please contact Mara Baldwin at or 607.274.3548. Please make requests for accommodations as far in advance as possible.

Artist talk with Carla Stetson, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, 01/29, 6 p.m. | 0 Comments |
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