Monday, October 1, 2007

Clayton to Hoone

Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 12:26:32 -0700 (PDT)
From:"David Clayton"
Subject: Two Questions
To:"Jeff Hoone"


I have two questions regarding the changes at the Warehouse Gallery.

First, I understand that you chaired the rather large, 9 member of search committee that hired Astria Suparak as Director of the Warehouse Gallery. Were any of the other committee members given prior notice or consulted in the decision of Ms. Suparak's termination? Will this search committee be reconvened to choose the new Director of the Warehouse Gallery?

Second, who will became the Interim Director of the Warehouse Gallery in Ms. Suparak's absence? I have heard that SUArt Galleries will take charge of the programming and eventually absorb the Warehouse Gallery. Is the Warehouse Gallery becoming another venue for the University's lackluster art collection?

Remaining Hopeful,

David Clayton
Syracuse University MFA, 2007

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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.