LUCIANA / SMITH
Art professors James Luciana and Ed Smith exhibit work from recent sabbaticals
POUGHKEEPSIE (Nov. 5, 2013) – "LUCIANA / SMITH," the new exhibition at the Marist College Art Gallery features works by professors James Luciana and Ed Smith done during their respective recent sabbaticals. The exhibition launches with an opening reception Thursday, Nov. 7 from 5-7 p.m.
Professor James Luciana has long been a major influence on Marist's Art and Art History Department. His photographs have been widely exhibited and his books, writing, and teaching in the areas of photography and digital photography are well known and respected.
Luciana has exhibited work in more than 80 major national and international group and solo exhibitions, including exhibitions at the Phoenix and Delaware Art museums. His work appears in "The Art of Fantasy and Science Fiction," published by the Delaware Art Museum and in other publications. His personal work is also represented in a number of major photo collections, including the European Museum of Photography and Paris's Bibliotheque Nationale.
Professor Ed Smith, a Guggenheim Fellow in Sculpture and Drawing and an Associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, will exhibit works on paper along with bronze sculpture continuing his engagement with the figure and Homeric ideals. Smith will be having another exhibition of selected sabbatical work opening in Dayton, Ohio on Nov. 13th, titled "Kleos Aphthiton."