Artist: Lynn Duggan at
The Geisel Gallery at Bausch & Lomb Building
downtown Rochester, NY
Lynn Duggan, on the faculty at Nazareth College, presents in exhibition a series of artworks titled “Transgressions”. This installation at the Geisel Gallery in the Bausch and Lomb Building in downtown Rochester comes at the end of a long string ( for 18 years! ) of selected art exhibitions by some of the best visual artists in the region.
The space that is the Geisel Gallery leads from the central atrium down a well lit hall full of artwork to a large room with a recessed exhibition space that provides a focal point. There on a little pedestal is one of Lynn Duggan’s poignant sculptural works – a skeletal amalgamation topped with a pair of old jawbones. This could be a casualty of war, except that the parts – and the way they align with each other build on visual notions that owe a debt to surrealists like Max Ernst and contemporary sculptors like David Smith ( particularly for his “Medals for Dishonor” ).