In a matter of a few days on a summer weekend some interesting exhibitions and a new gallery have opened – now isn’t that a show of optimism and affirmation in the face of all the news of the week?
Bradley Butler, an R.I.T. graduate student has gone on to be the director of a new gallery in Clifton Springs called Main Street Arts. The newly renovated space promises to be a lively spot with a big group show that opened Saturday, July 13th. Check out their little promo video for the show titled “Locality”.
Join the Print Club of Rochester, today!
On Sunday afternoon, I was in the auditorium of the Memorial Art Gallery, giving an illustrated talk about The Print Club of Rochester, a non-profit group dedicated to fine art printmaking. A nice cool place to be on a hot afternoon, we had a good time talking about prints and the process of making them and then I went on a run through the 64th Finger Lakes Exhibition.
Sometimes with a juried show you can get a sense of the Juror’s aesthetic inclinations – but not on this occasion. I was glad that one of my current students – Joseph Tarantelli had a print accepted into this show, and there were certainly many people in the main gallery whose work is familiar to me. But I think that the selections were all over the map so hanging this show must have been very engaging.
Earlier this year, I had the chance to see a detailed painting of a skull by David Dorsey at The Oxford Gallery in a show I reviewed from the spring titled ” The Four Humors”. It was good to see this painting and more works from this artist. Among other people whose work I have followed and reviewed – a shimmering abstraction near the entrance to this show -from Jeanne Beck was very attractive.