Marion Art Gallery opens season with ‘Xing Perspectives’ on Friday

The Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at SUNY Fredonia will opening the 2013-14 season with the exhibition “Xing Perspectives” from Friday to Oct. 13.

An opening reception is planned for Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Both the reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.

This international exhibition from Dutch artists Jacqueline Kooter and Jan Theun van Rees will feature a site-specific installation that will combine the two artists’ areas of interest – people interacting with their environment and the perception of space in relation to memory.

Kooter works in the mediums of painting and video. She is a graduate of The Amsterdam Academy for the Visual Arts.

She specializes in site-specific large painterly installations which sometimes are related to dance performances and in the production of meticulously made short animation movies. In these movies she creates an imaginary world in paint, where human figures are moving around; sometimes real people (dancers) and sometimes cut out paper figures.

Van Rees is a self-trained photographer who studied painting at the Academy of Visual Arts in Groningen, the Netherlands.

In 2007, van Rees published a photo book, “One Wall Away-Chicago’s Hidden Spaces,” commissioned by U.S. Equities in Chicago. He works as an art instructor for Central College of Iowa at the Study Abroad program in Leiden, Netherlands.

Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12 to 4 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 12 to 6 and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. The gallery, which is located on the main level of the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, is closed Mondays and during campus breaks.