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".
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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.
Stephen Merritt has a ceramic construction that is very bold and Asian in its stance and statement. For a bit of poetry try the artist's books of Sue Huggins Leopard - just taking the time to slow down and enjoy this tableau - I think you will agree is very soothing.
Dewey Fladd has a series of black and white mug shots ( in a grid of nine images ) that reminds one of Chuck Close, and there are are some wonderful three dimensional works in this juried show worth a mention.
Sculpture and found objects are put together in an assemblage by Lee Hoag that looks like a tool for Goliath.Something about this object and its cousin on the next pedestal that I found interesting in its' shiny simplicity.
There is much more to this show - paintings, photos, sculpture, and collage - something for every taste.