Professor Rimer Cardillo‘s (Art) exhibit in the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor called “Rimer Cardillo: Jornadas de la memoria,” was featured in an article “Coded Messages” by Martha Schwendener that appeared in the New York Region section of The New York Times, Friday, Nov. 11. Schwendener discusses Cardillo’s work in the context of the repressive military dictatorship that overtook his home country of Uruguay in the 1970s, and his subsequent emigration to the United States.
“Mr. Cardillo’s prints featuring insects are among the strongest…Of particular note are the multicolor silkscreen prints, ‘Cicadas and Moths (Chicharras y Mariposas Nocturnas)’ from 1973, in which images of cicadas and moths are arranged to look like menacing military battalions, imperious dictators and servile subjects,” writes Schwendener. Read the full article here.
Dean Mary Hafeli (Fine & Performing Arts) said, “Rimer Cardillo’s widely exhibited work deftly chronicles and re-presents histories of complex human actions and agency through the metaphorical lens of the natural world and its inhabitants. The divergent media processes he combines have helped to spur a reconsideration of the role of printmaking in contemporary studio practice. We’re delighted to see the current retrospective of his work featured in The New York Times.”
Cardillo’s extensive body of work includes prints, photos, sculptures and installations. In 1997 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and in 1998 the Bronx Museum of the Arts exhibited a ten-year survey of his work. He was selected to represent Uruguay at the 2001 Venice Biennial with a large installation. “Rimer Cardillo: Jornadas de la memoria,” will be at Nassau County Museum of Art, 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, through Nov. 27.
Half Moon Theatre Company’s production of the Mark Twain farce, “Is He Dead?”
Adapted by David Ives
Directed by Associate Professor Paul Kassel (Fine & Performing Arts), associate dean
Nov. 10 – 26
Assistant Professor Navin Viswanathan (Psychology) recently received an extramural grant from the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders branch of the National Institutes of Health. The name of the project is: “Compensation for Coarticulation: Implications for the Basis and Architecture of Speech Perception.” The amount of support is $291,698 over a three-year period (PI-Viswanathan). This project will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Joseph Stephens, assistant professor of psychology, North Carolina A&T University. Among other things, this award will support undergraduate student research in the form of student stipends and travel support.
Professor Emeritus Ronald Knapp (Geography) gave two lectures titled Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia: The Architecture of Achievement to the Royal Geographical Society, Hong Kong and the department of architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong on Oct. 3 – 4.