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On the Move Exhibition

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, February 1- May 25, 2008

Written by Michelle Heimerman

It was the hottest Saturday on record; not just warm, for sale drugs but apocalyptically so. After a day sitting inside with the curtains drawn and the fan on, sick I braved the evening heat and met Team Amelia south of the river for the Muks soiree at the managing director, cialis 40mg Jaime Cooke’s flat. We found ourselves outside a converted school, complete with separate boys, girls and infants entrances. Once we found the correct entrance for each of us, we were welcomed into the most beautiful flat ever with sash windows, high ceilings and a very well behaved weimaraner, called Jasper. The sight of Mountain Dew behind the bar snapped me out of my reverie. I swear this had been discontinued, but was glad to see this was a main ingredient in a selection of cocktails – yum. Apart from the drinks and the architecture, we got a lovely preview of the next seasons Muks shoes, learnt the rules of roller derby from some skating aficionados and decided that crimped hair is definitely making a comeback: it was a good start to a well-coiffed, roller derbying summer

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The lovely Jaime Cooke and Rebekah Roy

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Photographs courtesy of Alistair Guy
Whether it’s taking a walk to that street block around the corner you have yet to explore or jet setting across the world to trek the peaks of the Andes, mind traveling to the unknown, information pills no matter the distance, is an invigorating experience.

The Everson Museum of Art, nestled in the center of New York State in the city of Syracuse, is currently celebrating the art of travel in its recent exhibition, On the Move: Images of Travel from Everson Museum of Art and Syracuse University Collections.

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Upon entering the gallery room, the large words of Japanese writer, Ikku Jippensha first caught my attention. “Now this is the time to visit all the celebrated places in the country and fill our heads with what we have seen, so that when we become old and bald we shall have something to talk about over our teacups.” I was immediately inspired to embark on an adventure, and began by viewing the photographs, paintings, sculptures and journals produced by travelers as early as the American Industrial Revolution through present-day.

I absolutely loved a polaroid taken in 1974 by an unknown photographer of unidentified people posing in front of the Grand Canyon. It was a brilliant representation of the desire we have as humans to capture and preserve the moment we conquer a famously made territory for the first time.

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Another favorite of mine was a vibrant and lively collage created by artist, Howardena Pindell. She used a collection of postcards gathered during her eight-month visit to Japan. The cards were cut into strips and placed in rows to add a sense of abstraction and pattern, yet known landmarks such as Mt. Fugi were kept in tact to give proper representation of Japan.

Overall, I thought the exhibition was successful in portraying a variety of artists’ intrepretations of the unknown environments they’re surrounded by while traveling. After exiting the museum I was completely craving an exploration, parked myself near a fountain and started to devise my next adventure.

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