The ambitious and tireless sculptor Gary Sczerbaniewicz (’16) will have new work on view for his solo exhibition “Neil before Zod”, on view at Alfred University’s Cohen Gallery from September 14 – October 19.
“Sczerbaniewicz’s series of installation works investigates the interplay between the rational and the irrational as illustrated in three interactive spatial vignettes. The conceptual matrix behind NBZ arises from the true-life relationship between chemist, rocket scientist, and founding member of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jack Whiteside Parsons, and the pulp-science fiction writer and founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard. The two belonged to a US offshoot of a European sex-magick cult called Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), through which they attempted to produce a “Moon Child”… a synthesis of human and demonic entities.” Alfred University, Cohen Gallery.
Reception for the artist: Friday, September 14 from 6-9pm.
Gary will be giving a talk Thursday September 13 at 4:30pm in Binns, room 106, Alfred University.
Image: from S.even D.iminutive I.ncursions Detail ‘SDI-6: The Working Group’, Burnt Russian Birch plywood, poplar framing, kiln-burnt pine tar, convex glass lens (architectural model housed within ea. periscope), Periscope: 56 x H x 20-1/2 x W x 28 inches. 2015