Sunday, September 30, 2007

Carmel Nicoletti : Re: Hoone

Jeff Hoone's comment that the drawings by Juliet Jacobson would be
"clearly offensive to a great many people" concerned me. I wonder if
he's ever attended a figure drawing class or walked through the halls
Shaffer Art Building? He seems clearly out of touch with the art
community and their comfort with the human form.

Carmel Nicoletti
Dept of Art and Foundation

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Syracuse has lost one its greatest assets. Astria Suparak, Inaugural Director of The Warehouse Gallery of Syracuse University, was removed from her position as of Sept. 30th, 2007, despite widespread support from community members, students, faculty, and the international art community. This decision was made unilaterally by Jeffrey Hoone, Executive Director of the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC).

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.