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UW-Madison arts alum Leroux curator of exhibit at SUNY-Potsdam

March 12, 2013

Joseph Leroux, who earned master’s degrees from UW-Madison’s Art Department, is the curator of an exhibit at the State University of New York-Potsdam which is showcasing contemporary works.

“As curator, I have imagined and set forth a blueprint to make these works interact in the most imaginative and considerate ways possible,” Leroux tells NorthCountryNow.com.

“Unconventional Narrative: The Triumph of the Witch,” brings together works from 12 American artists from across the United States, the article notes, with the title being inspired by C.S. Lewis’s novel, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”

Leroux tells NorthCountryNow.com: “This exhibition, similar to the book, has the ability to see space as a malleable construction that is dependent on the viewer’s imaginative capacity. Lewis leads us to believe that four children passed through a wardrobe, exiting one seemingly real space and entering into an alternate space that is comprised of intersecting reconstructions from the world they left. The gallery is a similar space; artists are able to utilize what they see, whether in film, music, literature or life, and create works that are manipulations of their experiences in our shared world.”

The article notes that Leroux graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He later earned a Master of Arts (2009) and Master of Fine Arts (2010) degrees from UW-Madison.

He is an adjunct faculty member in the fine arts department at the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.

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