HOPEWELL — An upcoming exhibit at the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 at Finger Lakes Community College will explore the relationship between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of 11 area sculptors.
“Intersections/Conversations Between Form and Plane: Sculptors and Their Drawings” will open Thursday, March 13, at the gallery on FLCC’s main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive in Hopewell.
The exhibit begins with an opening from 1 to 3 p.m., including a 2 p.m. talk by participating artists Mitch Messina of Rochester, Dexter Benedict of Penn Yan and Wayne Williams of Newark. A reception sponsored by the FLCC Foundation will follow, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
The exhibition is an invitational, in which the artists were asked to take part based on their work and its fit with the objective of exploring the relationship between drawing and sculpture. In addition to Messina, Benedict and Williams, participating artists include: Bill Wolff, Sue Blumendale, Vincent Massaro and Barron Naegel, all of Rochester; Jeff Kell of Rush; Judith Olson Gregory of Chautauqua; Susan Ferrari Rowley of Scottsville; and Ted Aub of Geneva.
Naegel is an assistant professor of art at FLCC and director of the gallery. Williams retired from FLCC in 2003, and the campus art gallery was subsequently renamed in honor of Williams and Thomas Insalaco, a fellow professor emeritus.
“The intent of this exhibit is to showcase individuals whose work is primarily three-dimensional, but also utilizes the flat plane to communicate and inform,” said Naegel. “Connections may be subtle – a testament to the intricacies of concept and process, or more overt with direct relationships immediately recognizable.”
Naegel is co-curating the show with Karen Sardisco, associate professor of art at Monroe Community College.
The exhibit runs through April 17. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.
For more information, contact Naegel, gallery director, at (585) 785-1369 or gallery34@flcc.edu.