Silent and Live Art Auction to top off the endowment to launch the scholarship in memory of Paul “Vickers” Lyon, 2000 SOAD BFA and Senior show prizewinner.

            Vickers Gringo (Paul Daniel Lyon, 1978-2010) was a multi- media artist based in New York City’s East Village and Brooklyn.As a young graphic cartoonist in 1999, he began publishing his “70 Million Rats” series in the city’s edgy music and contemporary arts magazine, The New York Waste. Eleven years later,  his first book, The Best of 70 Million Rats, was released by Zaza Graphics. He left an unfinished graphic novel called “Pests: A Zombie Parable,” at his untimely death at 32.

            “Vickers,” was not only a graphic cartoonist and animator, but he was also an accomplished video artist and musician. In 1996, he founded the Avant-guard rock group The Deuce & a Quarter, and worked as its lead guitarist-vocalists-song-writer on and off until his death. His CD, titled Ten Years Under the Knife, was released in 2007, along with group videos and an interview. A new Deuce CD is still in production. For two years, Vickers was part of the two-man group The Handsome Public, which toured Iceland and the U.K. in 2008.

“Vic’s” video work was a mainstay component to his frequent musical performances in New York City, at venues like Manhattan’s The Knitting Factory and Brooklyn’s Trash Bar. His own video-artist work includes the 22-minute videos, Glue Trap Lust (2000, color) and Son of Eyeball Man (2002, color), More recently, Vickers released on YouTube the experimental horror film, Attack of the Flying Head (2009, color). His video work includes his own musical scores, bizarre animations, and macabre puppetry. Vickers was also known for his acting performances in a number of other short art videos, including the recently released Radio Girl (dir. Ronni Thomas, 2010).

Work By Faculty and students will be on view Starting Friday March 27.Live Auction will feature John Gill and Joseph Scheer as auctioneers.

Fosdick Nelson Gallery will be opened and refreshments will be served. Closing of thaumatology – Student Exhibition – Robert Turner Gallery and Brett Sroka, IEA Visiting Artists Performance – Robert Turner Gallery 7:30 Following Art Auction

Along with the art auction an exhibit of Paul’s work consisting of prints and a video installation is on  display at the John Wood Studios SmartWall Gallery.

Sine Qua Non, an improvisational performance between Brett Sroka and Jeremiah Cymerman

The IEA is pleased to present Sine Qua Non, an improvisational performance between Brett Sroka and Jeremiah Cymerman, a clarinetist who will be accompanying Sroka for this performance.

Developed by Sroka at the Institute for Electronic Arts and the Vilnius Academy of Art – Nida Art Colony in Lithuania, Sine Qua Non is an improvisational dialog between a musician and Sroka. Cymerman’s performance will be sampled and processed live by Sroka, becoming his own accompaniment, continuing through electronic abstraction and acoustic response. As the performance concludes the sampled fragments slowly take over, and continue to evolve through generative processing.

Join us April 1st, 2015 in the Robert C. Turner Gallery at 7:30 pm for the performance and discussion of the work. The piece will continue as an installation in the Immersive Gallery until April 4th, open during normal gallery hours. More information and samples of this performance be found on Sroka’s website:

Special thanks to the Robert C. Turner Gallery staff and technicians. This event is free and open to the public.

This project is made possible in part with public funds from NYSCA’s’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Part of three events all taking place April 1. 2015 starting at 6:30


Some images of how the auction is filling out. More work will come tomorrow.

Showing some work for the Live Auction. William Contino,Xiaowen Chen, Stephanie McMahon, Peer Bode. Jason Greene, Joseph Scheer and Emil Schult.
The Panda Bear print is an amazing Etching and Aquatint by Australian artist, Michael Kempson. Michael teaches Print Media at the University of New South Wales, College of Art and Design in Sidney Australia.
A view of some of the Silent Auction pieces. 
More Silent Auction work. The Auction includes work by Faculty ,star , grad students, undergrad students and visiting artists.

Student Exhibition Thaumatology

Thaumatology opened on Friday, March 27th. The show is a collection of work from the students of the Division of Expanded Media at Alfred University. With a variety of artists and media including Design, Print Media. Video. Sound and Interactive art.

Show poster.
View of Zihao Chen’s Laser cut Wood block Prints from above. 
Professor Gerar Edizel viewing Tin Liu’s Photo Etchings.

Grant Akiyama, second from left co-curator at opening.

From left to right, Joseph Scheer Professor of Print Media, Zihao Chen senior student, Emil Schult Randal Chair.

Two channel video projection on handmade fibrous paper.
Students and Faculty at the opening.