The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery is proud to present an online Faculty Exhibition featuring the work of Stony Brook University’s world-renowned faculty artists. RECKONING presents artwork created in the past year that expresses a range of individual and collective experiences we are living through and the underlying conditions that have brought us to this crossroads.
In 2020, we are experiencing a pandemic, quarantine, major changes to how we work and live, support of essential workers, xenophobia, racial injustice, Black Lives Matter protests, political activism and divisiveness, controversy over monuments, climate change, #MeToo, uncertainty of the future, and more. In light of the challenges the world is facing today, creative responses form a crucial component of expression, activism and hope for the future.
The online exhibition includes work specifically created for a virtual presentation, such as digital media and text pieces, as well as photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, video, mixed reality and sound.
A related online student community forum, RECKONING: Student Digital Mural, includes artwork, poems and writings by Stony Brook University students from across campus and around the globe.
–Karen Levitov, Director and Curator