Biblio Gallery Exhibit featuring art from the Geek/Art CONfluence
Syracuse University Libraries’ new Biblio Gallery exhibit on the 4th floor of Bird Library features a sampling of artwork from nine Syracuse University students that will be exhibiting at the Geek/Art CONfluence (CON) event being held in the Shaffer Art Building at Syracuse University on Sunday, March 27 from 10am-6pm. The Biblio Gallery exhibit will run from March 9 through April 10.
The comic CON event on March 27 celebrates the enthusiastic creativity, skill, and thoughtfulness that springs from geek culture. Every year, the CON features talks by students, faculty, and professionals about geek culture, as well as vendors, activities, games, and cosplay. The CON shows off the artistic nature of fandom and upholding its diverse and inclusive nature and builds ties to traditional expressions and venues for art.
Artwork on display in the Biblio Gallery includes images of personally-designed and existing commercial characters, some representing iconic illustrations of brands known and loved and some reimagined to create new spaces for interpretation. It includes stories that are told in classic comics panels, by turns humorous and dramatic, and ambiguous scenes resembling dreamscapes.
Featured artists -- Yuanjing Chu, Markus Denil, Ahyana Gaskins, Brian Hall, Atagun Ilhan, Anastasia Powell, Braeden Raymer, Siobhan Rogers-Harrington, and Feimo Zhu -- all make works that show the confluence between art and geek culture.
For more information about the Biblio Gallery, contact S. Ann Skiold, MFA, MLIS, librarian for Decorative & Applied Arts, Design, Art History, Film, Photography, and Spanish & Italian at Syracuse University Libraries or apply to submit an exhibit via Biblio Gallery exhibition request form.