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January 25, 2013

Exhibit inspired by Warhol works

The Project Space Gallery in the Fine Arts Building at SUNY Oneonta will open its spring season with “!5 Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol,” an exhibit of contemporary prints organized and produced by artists Jeff Gordon and Path Soong.

The exhibition will open Monday and will feature paired art prints and original recordings created by some of the artists, writers and performers who knew, worked with or were associated with Warhol. Among there are Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Ultra Violet, Soong and Gordon.

For example, the poem “Edie” by Patti Smith muses on the life and death of Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick, a media release said. The photograph in “Warhol’s Factory” by Nat Finkelstein shows Warhol and Dylan with an Elvis painting.

Dylan’s song, “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” critiques the Warholian notion of fame and success, the release said. And Gordon’s screen print modifies a Warhol Brillo Box sculpture as a visual analogy to his sound piece, which loops excerpts from a Warhol interview and lasts for the prototypical 15 minutes.

Each artist has created a 12-by-12-inch visual image and an audio work — ranging from music to poetry to abstract sound — related to Warhol and his circle. Each visual image is exhibited in the original size, as well as in a 3-foot-by-3-foot version. MP3 players with headphones are located next to each image.

Gordon and Soong, who are married, recently relocated to Norwich after spending most of their lives in New York City. Gordon has been producing original sound recordings and prints by visual artists and poets for 25 years. Soong is an abstract Zen painter.

The show will run through March 1. There will be a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and a gallery talk by Gordon and Soong at 4 p.m. Feb. 28. For more information, call 436-3456.

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