The Light Work Gallery is renamed and dedicated as the Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery. An endowment to support exhibitions in the Gallery is established by her son Jeffrey Hoone, Light Work’s executive director. Long time friend and supporter Robert B. Menschel also makes a substantial donation to the Ellis Gallery Endowment Fund. Vernon Burnett retires after fourteen years as lab manager, and his going away party doubles as his wedding reception where he celebrates his marriage to Jane Henry. Andrew Baugnet joins the staff as lab manager and Julie Herman is hired as customer services assistant.
Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery looking & looking, Jen Davis and Amy Elkins • Pastoral, Alexander Gronsky • Bittersweet / Bloodwork, Susan Worsham • I Miss You Already, Shen Wei Hallway and Community Darkrooms Galleries Wounding the Black Male: Selections from the Light Work Collection • Alexander Gronsky • The Other New York: 2012 • Visual Military Journalism • Annual Student Invitational Menschel Gallery Capturing Identity: Selections from the Light Work Collection • 2012 Transmedia Photography Annual Artists-in-Residence Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira • Aspen Mays • Shimon Attie • Michael Bühler-Rose • Justyna Badach • Raymond Meeks • Claire Beckett • Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman • Heidi Kumao • Irina Rozovsky • John Chervinsky • Valerio Spada Light Work Grant Dennis Krukowski • Tice Lerner • Sayler / Morris Urban Video Project DELUGE, ANIMA, John Knecht • Flo / Flow, William Wegman • UVP Annual Summer Review • 401 Harrison Street, Karen Brummund (as part of TONY: 2012) • Wilderness Collider, ecoarttech (UVP Mobile) • Sightings, Shimon Attie Fine Print Program Kelli Connell • Tony Gleaton • Susan Worsham Master Print Edition William Wegman Book Collectors Program Leon Borensztein, American Portraits • Suzanne Opton, Soldier / Many Wars • Christian Patterson, Redheaded Peckerwood Lectures Shen Wei Special Projects Light Work attends Photo LA and Scope NY Art Fairs • UVP and Light Work collaborate to produce the first annual Urban Cinematheque Arts & Cultural Fair at UVP Everson.
Light Work features a multi-gallery exhibition by Demetrius Oliver, showing work in the main gallery, Urban Video Project, and the Robert B. Menschel Photography Gallery. Jenny Holzer creates For Syracuse, a site-specific installation that streams across the façade of the Urban Video Project’s LED curtain at the Syracuse Stage. The installation features 272 aphorisms from two of her celebrated series Truisms and Survival. Adam Brown leaves the UVP to take a job in Boston and Anneka Herre is hired to replace him as technical producer. Light Work features the controversial video Fire in My Belly by David Wojnarowicz, and hosts a lecture by Jonathan Katz who curated the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery where Wojnarowicz’s work was removed after complaints from members of congress about its content. Light Work increases its participation in art fairs around the country. Light Work hosts
the combined Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regional conference for SPE with the theme Photographers + Publishing. Mary Goodwin leaves Light Work to pursue independent publishing projects. Shane Lavalette joins the staff as associate director. The Light Work subscription program goes online with the launch of the Digital Archive, offering both print and digital subscriptions to Contact Sheet.
Light Work Gallery Mare, Demetrius Oliver • That Year of Living, Jeffrey Henson Scales • [hyphen] Americans, Keliy Anderson-Staley • VisualBooks, Scott McCarney Hallway and Community Darkrooms Galleries Fire in my Belly, David Wojnarowicz • Canary, Thilde Jensen • 2011 Transmedia Photography Annual • Annual Student Invitational • Past / Perfect, Marna Bell • 2011 Light Work Grants, Neil Chowdhury, Danielle Mericle, Ahndraya Parlato • bobCollignon: Outdoorsman, Bob Collignon Menschel Gallery Penumbra, Demetrius Oliver •
En Foco / In Focus: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection Artists-in-Residence Michael Tummings • Sherry Millner • Jen Davis • Cui Fei • Calla Thompson • Amy Elkins • Ohm Phanphiroj • Andrew Miksys • Shane Lavalette • Dana Popa Light Work Grant Neil Chowdhury • Danielle Mericle • Ahndraya Parlato Urban Video Project For Syracuse: Selections from Truisms and Survival, Jenny Holzer • Asylum, Smoke, Jeff Gibson • Perigee, Demetrius Oliver • The Dress Up Portrait Project, John Freyer • Raft of the Medusa, Dad and David Visiting, Adad Hannah (as part of the UVP Annual Summer Review) • On the Way to the Theatre, We Egged a Trans-am, Nathaniel Sullivan • Dying Oak / Elephant, Ballerina (Wild Raspberry Bush), Pae White • Always After (the Glass House), Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle Fine Print Program Scott Conarroe • Yolanda del Amo • Deana Lawson Master Print Edition Carrie Mae Weems Book Collectors Program Carrie Mae Weems, Social Studies Lectures ASMP Lecture: “The Fine Art of Digital Printing” with John Paul Caponigro and R Mac Holbert • Jonathan Katz, co-curator of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery exhibition Hide / Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture • Julianne Kost, an internationally renowned expert on Adobe Photoshop • Amy Elkins and Cara Philips, founders of Women in Photography • Advanced Guide to Nikon Digital SLR Photography Special Projects Light Work attends Photo LA, Scope NY, Art Chicago, San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Art Hamptons, and Scope Miami • Light Work hosts the combined Northeast and Mid-Atlantic conference for SPE, Photographers + Publishing • Light Work’s exhibition [hyphen] Americans featuring tintypes by Keliy Anderson Staley travels to the Lubin House • Light Work and Urban Video Project host the first collaborative residency with Shimon Attie.
Light Work moves one of the Urban Video Project (UVP) projectors to the Everson Museum welcoming the museum as a collaborative partner on the project. This move makes it possible to screen films and videos on the outside of one of the parapet walls of the iconic museum designed by I. M. Pei in 1965. This massive detail of the building is an almost perfect 16 : 9 ratio making it ideal for letterbox video and film formats, more evidence that Pei was always ahead of his time. The first projection at the UVP Everson site is The Quintet of the Astonished by Bill Viola. Viola is a graduate of Syracuse University and had his first museum exhibition at the Everson in 1973 when it became one of the first museums in the world to exhibit and collect video art. Jon Reis donates ninety-three photographs to the Light Work Collection, bringing the collection to over 3,500 pieces.
Light Work Gallery The Imp of Love, Rachel Herman • Unmarked, Stephen Chalmers • Pa Bouje Ankò: Don’t Move Again, Laura Heyman • Archipelago, Yolanda del Amo Hallway and Community Darkrooms Galleries 2010 Light Work Grants, Yasser Aggour, Ron Jude, Lida Suchy • 2010 Transmedia Photography Annual • Downstream: Encounters with the Colorado River, Karen Halverson • Bearing Witness: The Light Work Collection, Dena Al-Adeeb, Sama Alshaibi, Nancy Floyd, Paula Luttringer, Suzanne Opton • East of Eden: Vietnam, Pipo Nguyen-duy • Elements of Attraction, Kerry Skarbakka Menschel Gallery By the Way: Two Decades of America Observed 1973 – 1993, Jon Reis Artists-in-Residence Sama Alshaibi and Dena Al-Adeeb • Ayana V. Jackson • Brian Ulrich • Lenard Smith • Christian Patterson • Gerard Gaskin • Susan Worsham • Keliy Anderson-Staley • Simon Rowe • Shen Wei • Zoe Strauss • Richard Barnes Light Work Grant Yasser Aggour • Ron Jude • Lida Suchy Urban Video Project Stornmi #2 (Starling-Flock #2), Ermanno de Biagi • The Bear, Althea Thauberger • All Is Vanity, Eros & Aphrodite, Adad Hannah • Code Names, Trevor Paglen • Final Tour, Trust, Jill Magid • four strategies, an idea, a text and two messages, Jaume Ferrete • Trance Dance, Everything Begins and Ends in Exactly the Right Time and Place, Miranda Lichtenstein • Several Interruptions, Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead • The Quintet of the Astonished, Bill Viola • Location One & Two, Eva Davidova • Untitled (Sketch for a Monument to J. G. Ballard) #3, Cliff Evans • It Takes Two to Tango, MacDonaldi — King of Soap Bubbles, Trine Lise Nedreaas Fine Print Program Doug DuBois • Stanley Greenberg • Suzanne Opton • Todd Gray Master Print Edition Elijah Gowin Book Collectors Program Elijah and Emmet Gowin, Maggie • Doug DuBois, . . . all the days and nights Lectures “Downstream: Encounters with the Colorado River,” Karen Halverson • Stephen Chalmers • “Autograph ABP: The Missing Chapter,” Renee Mussai • Pipo Nguyen-duy • Jon Reis • Robert Bogdan • Laura Heyman • Richard Barnes • Bill Viola Special Projects Light Work’s exhibition As It Happens: Recent Additions to the Light Work Collection travels to the Palitz Gallery at SU’s Lubin House in NYC. A special event features David Ross in discussion with Jeffrey Hoone • “Let’s Talk About Love” discussion group with Melissa Carman of SU’s Counseling Center as part of Rachel Herman exhibition • LW participates in Photo LA and Art Chicago: NEXT • NYFA holds the closing weekend for the MARK10 program at LW • Film screening of Precious through the Community Folk Art Center • During her residency, Keliy Anderson-Staley takes over a hundred tintypes of community members • LW collaborates with the Urban Video Project and the Everson Museum of Art to bring Bill Viola to Syracuse.