SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — A new art exhibit has opened up on Burnet Avenue on the Degenerate Art Show of Nazi Germany, a real art show that debuted in Nazi Germany to highlight what Hitler’s idea of incorrect art. This is all taking place at a new art gallery called The Station, and it’s headlined by Peter Svobada. A former Syracuse professor himself, Svobada is committed to helping shine light on a community he feels has been underrepresented in mainstream appeal for generations.
“It needs it, every city needs a place like this. A place where people can come, artists can come,” said Svobada.
Currently The Station is running The Degenerate Art Show of Nazi Germany, a piece that highlights some of the atrocities of war and how it can devastate artists across the globe. While The Station is open to the community and is ran by anyone who cares to join, Svobada said he came up with the idea to bring it to Syracuse and make it alone. For future projects, he hopes that won’t be the case.
“But here’s the thing, where do they go? If you have an idea, where do you go? You can come here. If you have the stick-to-itiveness to put it together, I will help you put it together, and something can happen,” said Svobada.
The Station is also planning on collaborating with other artistic forms of media, including a gallery coming up with Deviant Dance Tribe, titled “Thinning of the Veil.” For owner Lisa Price, this alliance was made in heaven due to their shared views on hidden talent in Syracuse.
“You’d be outside and no one would be there, and then you’d walk into a space and you’re like ‘Oh wow what’s happening here?’ and you can’t really tell that from the outside looking in,” says Price. “You just kind of need to know where to look, so we just need more opportunity to show people what we have.”