"Babe Ruth," an oil painting by SUNY Broome Professor David Zeggert
“Babe Ruth,” an oil painting by SUNY Broome Professor David Zeggert

SUNY Broome Professor David Zeggert’s oil portraits of John Lennon, David Bowie and Babe Ruth have been selected to be part of a year-long exhibit at the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany.

Ruth’s portrait is the third in a series that examines the subject through a painted statement exploring interesting physical attributes. The series also aims to reveal early stages of the painting process while creating indirect optical mixes completed with the Bardwell palette.

Professor Zeggert is a member of the Art and Design Department and teaches, painting, drawing and illustration.

The exhibition will be on display starting on July 8, 2019. It features 30 works in a variety of media, ranging from textile and metal sculpture, to painting and photography. A total of 16 artists from eight SUNY schools will be represented. The works on display at the Institute can be previewed at rockinst.org/suny-art.

A reception celebrating the artists and their work will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. July 9 at the Institute. RSVP here.

The works will be on exhibit for a full year, and will provide a backdrop for discussions and other events relating to the important role of arts and humanities education in New York State.