Jeffrey Hoone, Executive Director, CMAC,
Nancy Cantor, Chancellor,
Eric Spina, Vice Chancellor/Provost,
Carole Brzozowski, Dean of CVPA,
I am writing in support of Astria Suparak. As I am uninvolved in the affairs
of the gallery, and as I do not live in Syracuse, I don't know much about
the circumstances of her dismissal. But it mustn't have anything to do with
her competence, professionalism or creative vision, as all my experiences
and exchanges with Suparak have proved her to be highly capable in those
Some of my work was include in the show Faux Naturel, in 2006. I have
followed the programming at the gallery with great interest since then.
Suparak's curatorial concerns are consistently relevant and intriguing. It
seems a terrible shame to halt her work now, when she has done so much, of
such high quality, in the little time that she has been at work there so
The Warehouse Gallery has becoming the kind of institution of contemporary
art that is worth watching in the short time that Suparak has been there. I
understand that it is also a significant contributor to the art world of
Syracuse as well. If that is true than it is Suparak and her staff that have
made it such. Please reconsider your decision.
Toronto, ON, Canada
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Posted by CNXY at 8:53 AM
At the time of Suparak's dismissal, Hoone also canceled her forthcoming exhibitions, including "Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men," due to open in November 2007.