Fine Arts (A.S.)

Recent Works by Faculty

Fine Arts faculty Tara Fracalossi speaks at Vassar College
(March 2015)

Assistant Professor Tara Fracalossi visited and lectured at Vassar College's Phocus, the student photography organization, on her work, which takes photographic excerpts of common life and categorically recombines them to produce interesting patterns whose repetition produces almost a moving image. Her series has been ongoing since 1998, using collage to question the significance of our photographed existence.

Fine Arts faculty Tara Fracalossi in Woodstock exhibition
(November 2014)

Tara Fracalossi, assistant professor of Fine Arts and director of the Teaching Gallery, will have her work included in the exhibition "HomeGrown: Fellowship Recipients 2005-2014″ at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY. The exhibition opens Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 and remains on view through Jan. 11, 2015.

The exhibition honors past recipients of the Center for Photography's Photographer's Fellowship award. Fracalossi is one of only two, two-time honorees.

Fine Arts faculty Thomas Lail and Tara Fracalossi to have work in NYC's Spring Break Art Fair
(March 2014)

Associate Professor Thomas Lail and Assistant Professor Tara Fracalossi will have works included in the exhibition "The Sun That Never Sets: Spectacle and Normalcy in Time." The exhibition is part of the Spring Break Art Fair in New York City, which runs from March 6-9, 2014 and features "artworks that transform the personal and mundane into the spectacular through an exploration of public and private spheres and the experiential nature of art."

The Spring Break Art Fair will take place during the Armory Arts Week at Old School on Mott Street.

Fine Arts professor Tara Fracalossi has solo show at Masters and Pelavin Gallery
(January 2013)

Masters & Pelavin Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition of recent installations and photographic collages by Tara Fracalossi. The title of the show, "As in A Drop of Water," draws from a quote by film director Andrei Tarkovski : "The image is not a certain meaning, expressed by the director but the entire world reflected as in a drop of water."

This will be the artist's second solo show at the gallery.

Fine Arts professor Thomas Lail solo show at New York gallery
(March 2012)

Thomas Lail's large-scale collages were on exhibit at Masters & Pelavin Gallery April-May 2012 in the solo exhibition "The World We Have Lost." Lail's collages chart the persistent dream and the tragedy of our lost Utopias.  Image fragments sourced from communes of the 1960s and '70s, Modernist structures and idealized communities form the domes and maps of futurist/architect Buckminster Fuller to examine our persistent strivings and ideological failings— haunted always by Goya's disasters and the gritty realities of Courbet. Lail's works look to a better, once-dreamed future—perhaps a regained past that never was—to map a fleeting dream of Utopia.

Associate Professor Thomas Lail exhibit at ArtOMI
(June 2012)

Architecture Omi at Omi International Arts Center in Ghent, NY will be opening Notes for the Future, a small show of artist Thomas Lail's recent work in June 2012. Included will be a large xerographic painting, a small collage on paper and a new concrete sculpture commissioned by Architecture Omi and sited out in the fields.