Upcoming Events

Gallery Exhibit: Homa Delvaray, Overgrowing

Homa Delvaray

Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
August 25 - September 30
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Artist Reception: September 3, 11:15 a.m. - Noon

Artist Statement

Attempt to discover the so-called “Iranian Identity” has always been the major concern of Iranian graphic designers. Since 1970s, they have been trying to bridge the gap between their native culture and tradition and visual aesthetics of the western world.

Homa Delvaray, who breathes in a country where culture is intertwined simultaneously with history and modern technology, has successfully created a brilliant visual approach which is rooted in her sharp instincts and intensive passion. She has retained the Iranian visual tradition, disguised in a modern appearance.

Her works are characterized by the following features:

  • The visual structure of her works is inspired by Iranian paintings and book decorations. This is particularly recognizable in her constructed and deconstructed works, and tables which she used to locate texts.
  • Thoroughly engineered compositions provoke a new manifestation of Persian painting’s design.
  • In composition, the placement of shapes alongside patterns made of various lines and motifs causes continuous eye movement from surface to depth and vice versa.

About Homa Delvaray

Homa Delvaray, born in 1980 in Karaj and residing in Tehran, Iran, is a graphic designer, typographer, and visual artist. She graduated in Visual Communication from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, in 2006 and started her activity as a freelance graphic designer. Since then, by focusing on cultural-artistic projects, Homa has developed her vocational activity to include art direction of events, typeface design, design research, lecturing, attending festivals as jury member, instruction and conducting educational workshops.

Homa has so far collaborated with private clients, advertising agencies and studios such as The British Council, Ogilvy & Mather in Los Angeles, and Eps51 and NGBK in Berlin. Her works have been displayed in tens of national and international exhibitions and festivals in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, India, and China and have received several graphic design honors and awards.

Gallery Exhibit: James A. Ridlon, A Day in the Garden

James A. Ridlon Exhibit

Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
October 6 - November 4
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Artist Reception: October 8, 11:15 a.m. - Noon

Artist Statement

When constructing my college paintings, I focus on capturing the element of time by painting color and light shifts at different times of the day.

In order to record hourly atmospheric changes, I complete a vast assortment of paintings on paper during three different time periods: morning, midday, and evening. I then cut these paintings into small pieces, which I use as my pallet for each garden scene. I collage these smaller pieces into one, large cohesive work that is an all-inclusive reflection of “A Day in the Garden."

About James A. Ridlon

James A. Ridlon, artist/athlete, has achieved fame in both these pursuits. He played in the National Football League eight years - six with the San Francisco 49ers and two with the Dallas Cowboys, being named All-Pro as defensive safety with the latter team in 1964. After retiring from pro football he returned to Syracuse University, his alma mater, to complete graduate studies and coach defensive backs on the football team. He is now a professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse.

Ridlon has completed many sports-related commissions, including large assemblages for ABC Television to commemorate Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports. He also fashioned the Outland Trophy, awarded each year to the premier college football lineman. He was named "Sport Artist of the Year" for 1989 by the U.S. Sports Academy.

14-15 Art: Faculty Art Exhibition

14-15 Faculty Art Exhibition

Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
November 10 - December 16
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Artist Reception: November 12, 11:15 a.m. - Noon

The Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center is pleased to present the annual Onondaga Faculty Show now on view through December 13th. On exhibition is artwork by Art + Photography Faculty including