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For Immediate Release
January 9, 2013

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Stuart Soloway
(585) 395-2797

Monroe and Vicinity Biennial Displays Work of Regional Artists

Show runs January 31 - February 24, 2013

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Press Release Photo Untitled by Sarah Sutton

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Press Release Photo Lost in Translation by Holly Greenberg

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Press Release Photo Harboring by Bill Hastings

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Press Release Photo Anath by Bruce Adams

Brockport, NY – Western New York is rich with talented and adventurous artists, employing a variety of styles and media. In the sixth Monroe and Vicinity Biennial, the accomplishments of four artists from our area will be celebrated. The show, curated by gallery director and new chairperson of the Department of Art, Tim Massey, will run from January 31 – February 24, 2013, with an opening reception on January 31 from 4 – 6 pm. The gallery is located at 180 Holley Street, Brockport, and the exhibit is free and open to the public.

Bruce Adams has a distinguished history in Buffalo, where he founded a small storefront gallery, bflo, for which he served as curator/director. He later became very active with Buffalo’s Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center. About his own art, Adams is nothing if not frank: “The first thing you notice is that each series of paintings look different. That’s intentional. I prompt contextual associations through references to historical painting. I am also frankly just too restless to stick to one signature style for my entire career.”

Showing various pieces of her work will be Sarah Sutton of Rochester. Her work is focused on “the interaction between filtering and the emergent image as opposed to whether or not the image appears to be abstract or representational.” She uses various processes to attain this effect, including the occasional use of Photoshop, which can help manipulate an image to her desired effect. “The final painting is actually representational in that I paint a ‘picture’ of the gesture… whether it is the painterly gesture, a photographic effect or mark that is computer generated, I paint each equally, as an ‘image.’”

Other artists represented in the show include Holly Greenberg of Syracuse and Bill Hastings of Ithaca. -end-

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday: 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday: 1 - 4 pm. For more information, call (585) 395-2805. Parking at Tower Fine Arts Center: Weekdays: Until 7 pm, parking permits are required. Permits cost $4 and can be obtained at the Raye H. Conrad Welcome Center. Evenings and Weekends: After 7 pm on weekdays, and throughout the weekend, parking is not regulated. Metered parking is available adjacent to Tower Fine Arts Center.

Images: 1: Untitled by Sarah Sutton 2: Anath by Bruce Adams 3: Harboring by Bill Hastings 4: Lost in Translation by Holly Greenberg

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