It's so much easier to use a plastic fork and toss it than it is to labor over the kitchen sink. Flower City Arts Center artist-in-residence Arleen Thaler, a photojournalism graduate student at Empire State College, highlights this shortcoming in her show, "Plastics: Our Weakness."… [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
City Newspaper Art Blog
When a newborn infant is found dead in novitiate Roman Catholic nun Agnes's room, the local court appoints a psychiatrist, Dr. Martha Livingstone, to assess whether or not Agnes is capable to stand trial. Agnes insists she has no memory of the birth of the child, and claims it to be the result of a virgin conception.… [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
City Newspaper Art Blog
Lacey working in her studio
Lacey working in her studio I am so happy to be included in the upcoming Upstate New York Painting Invitational at Main Street Arts. The paintings included in the show are demonstrative of a new body of work that I started working on this summer. Paper photo collage sketches posted on the studio wall I am experimenting with a different formal approach by making paper collages to use as source material for paintings. A finished oil painting on polyester film hangs above two preliminary collages Concepts that coalesce to form a continuing thread throughout my years of painting are still present in this work. For instance, social issues, feminism, and themes relating to bodily experience emerge during my process. An acrylic ground acts as a beginning base for oil paint Detail of a larger painting shows texture Richness of surface is important. This allows a physical engagement to take place where visceral connection engenders empathy. Oil paint is such an appropriate medium for this since it is used to mimic flesh throughout the history of painting. To see more of my work, connect with me on social media and to sign up for my email newsletter, visit my website at: www.lacey-mckinney.com [...]
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
Main Street Arts Gallery
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From the Director—A series that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibitions and events that take place at Main Street Arts, as well as insight from the director's perspective on the artwork and artists featured. Multifaceted exhibition, a view from the second room As with all of our exhibitions, I have been looking forward to installing our current show, Multifaceted: An Exhibition of Fine Jewelry. One of the greatest thrills of curating and hanging an exhibition is in the process of laying out the work and going through the different possibilities for making the exhibition the best version of what it could be. So many variations of the same exhibition exist prior to making the final decisions to make THE exhibition. Preparing for installation… I knew it would be a challenge to install jewelry, especially since we wanted to put as much as possible directly on the wall. One of the main concerns was making sure the exhibition would adequately fill the space. When all of the work was taken out of boxes and bags, it was all able to fit on a table and a hand full of pedestals—I started to get a little nervous! However, as pieces started to be set in [...]
Sat, Aug 12, 2017
Main Street Arts Gallery
Alan Singer2017"The High Plateau"transfer monotypeMy interest in Mathematics and Art that I experienced at the recent BRIDGES conference in Waterloo, Ontario has been strengthened. It was good to see that there were growing numbers of interested practitioners at the conference and that they were so willing to share their enthusiasm.BRIDGES Conference for 2017underway in Waterloo UniversityWaterloo, OntarioYears ago, I wanted to have geometric shapes in my paintings and I had to go back and remember what the formula was for building a pentagon or a hexagon. I looked up programs on the computer that could help me and found Mathematica and downloaded it. Terms used on this site were unfamiliar to me. Looking over "Implicit Surfaces" attracted me because you could write in your own instructions in the form of an equation and a program like 3D-Xplormath could render an image for you. Before, I never stopped to think that there was a visual equivalent to a few lines of algebra.Dan Bach exhibition at BRIDGES 2017In Germany they had a "Year of Mathematics" in 2008 and the results included the completion of new software to help people like me visualize mathematical shapes. One [...]
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
The Visual Art Worker
"Congruent" at Axom Gallery, Rochester, New YorkBefore I leave for CANADA, I stop into the Axom Gallery in Rochester to see the show called "Congruent" that includes paintings, furniture, plants and a whole range of vignettes - like stage sets with potted plants that are also reflected in photos strategically placed. St. Monci is the painter whose work I have admired and this show represents a shift towards theatre and more complex compositions that carry along their own floating panels as an extension of the paintings themselves. This borrows heavily from the Constructivist movement in Europe ( early 20th century ) where the paintings were reductive and precise with a focus on planes and abstraction. In this show, St. Monci prepares the architecture of his paintings as if he were planning a small city.My brother, Paul Singerat the entrance to the University Gallery at R.I.T.with our new show:Arthur Singer: The Wildlife Art of an American MasterI have had a busy month with a new book coming out that I worked on with my brother, Paul Singer, and a new show planned for the University Gallery at Rochester Institute of Technology. Our new show honors the artwork that [...]
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
The Visual Art Worker
A passion for custom bike building at Interstellar Motors- “We moved into this space in October 2015,” says Rich Odlum, one-third of Interstellar's fire power. “We spent a year and a half in a two-car garage. No heat. Single light bulbs. Then into a 450-square-foot space in a warehouse with no heat and no windows. It was up four stairs and had a man door, so we had ... [...]
Tue, Aug 01, 2017
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A group of University of Rochester scientists is studying ice up to 800,000 years old to track ways global warming is affecting the Earth.- In a modest office jutting off the brutalist brick building of Hutchison Hall at the University of Rochester, geologist Vasilii Petrenko sits behind a desk looking out at the Genesee River. “It's really different than the ice you'd see in the river, in the sense that it's full of air bubbles,” he says, referring to glacial ice ... [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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