Parsons MFA Fine Arts Alumna Jessica Posner featured in Everson Museum of Art Exhibit – Opening June 9

Parsons MFA Fine Arts Alumna Jessica Posner will present two brand new works this summer as a part of Seen and Heard: An Active Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY. The first new work is the monumentally-scaled Venus—a 5.5ft x 2ft x 3ft butter and beeswax version of the tiny, paleolithic, goddess better known as the Woman of Willendorf. She shares a gallery with an amazing Barbara Kruger (pictured below!)

“Venus” by Jessica Posner, 5.5ft x 2ft x 3ft butter and beeswax


The exhibition also marks the release of Jessica’s BUTTER BODY POLITIC performance film – the culmination of four years of performance and research into butter as a metaphor for the body politic. The 40 minute film features the artist, David Geer, Sayeh Echo, and a herd of pregnant cows; shot by Director of Photography Stefanie Noble; with sound and additional camera by Joanna Spitzner. The project was made possible through the support of many folks and entities, including: CNY Arts, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and Onondaga County.

BUTTER BODY POLITIC will be screening continuously in the galleries of the Everson Museum during Seen and Heard, with an evening screening taking place at ArtRage Gallery in Syracuse, NY this Fall.

Image still from BUTTER BODY POLITIC by Jessica Posner

Seen and Heard: An Active Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage
Curated by DJ Hellerman
June 10 – August 27, 2017
Everson Museum of Art
Syracuse, NY

Featuring work by:
Mildred Beltré, Yvonne Buchanan, Cassils, Lionel Cruet, Stella Marrs, Jessica Posner, Jessica Putnam-Phillips, Kevin Snipes, Holly Zausner, and selections from the permanent collection

June 9, 6:00–7:30pm
FREE for Members | $15 Non-members
Cocktails and Exhibition Preview

with DJ Hellerman, Jessica Posner, Chuck Morris III, and other guests
June 22, 6:30pm
FREE with Museum Admission


Jessica Posner is a feminist artist currently based in Syracuse, NY.  Her work reveals and queers language around the experience of being a woman in a world where women’s bodies are objects. Through performance, video, sculpture, and other modes; she offers pathways of seeing and healing the social, historical, and cultural violence experienced by feminine subjects.

Posner has been featured as one of the best free things to do in New York City by AM New York. She earned an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design, and currently teaches in the department of Art and Art History at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.

The Everson Museum of Art is located at 401 Harrison St. in Syracuse, NY. Through dynamic and meaningful encounters with modern and contemporary American art, the Everson Museum of Art engages diverse communities, inspires curiosity and lifelong learning, and contributes to a more vital and inclusive society.