Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY (February 4, 2013) … The Department of Fine Arts and Art History is presenting an exhibition by DeWitt Godfrey titled Drawings, Proposals, Plans, Diagrams, at the Rosenberg Gallery, February 11 through April 7, 2013. Admission is free. Viewing hours at the gallery are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Rosenberg Gallery is located on Hofstra’s South Campus in Calkins Hall. For more information call (516) 463-5474.
DeWitt Godfrey is an associate professor of sculpture in the department of Art and Art History at Colgate University. The course of his work marks a trajectory that simultaneously shifts away from strongly declarative, autonomous, individual objects to structures that emphasize the relational existence of form to contexts of material, process, place and collaboration. Over the past five years, Godfrey’s work has moved into public space, bringing a new set of conditions into play; the complex social structures and interactions engaged in installing work in public have become as tangible and compelling as the architecture the pieces interact with. In addition to this personal engagement with public space, in 2006-07 Godfrey co-chaired a symposium on Public Art on campus and produced “Bus Obscura” by Simon Lee for the Colgate campus.
Professor Godfrey did his undergraduate work at Yale University, was a member of the inaugural group of CORE Fellows and received his MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Artist’s Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists Fellowship, a Japan Foundation Artist’s Fellowship for study on Shikokoku, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Artist Fellowship. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York.
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