Opening events for a new exhibit in Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 at Finger Lakes Community College are planned for Thursday, March 12, starting with a talk by the featured artist, Karen Sardisco.
The 2 p.m. talk will be followed by a hors d’oeuvre reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Both will be held in the gallery located on the first floor of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua.
Sardisco is an associate professor who teaches drawing and painting in the visual and performing arts department at Monroe Community College. Her paintings and prints have appeared in solo exhibitions throughout the Rochester and Finger Lakes area. She was previously featured in the gallery in 1997. She returned six years ago to co-curate a show titled “Intersections/Conversations between Form and Plane: Sculptors and Their Drawings” with gallery director Barron Naegel.
“We’re pleased to welcome Karen back to FLCC,” said Naegel, who also works as an associate professor of art at the College. “Her work considers the physical and personal aspects of place and identity. Urban planning and architecture, for example, are some of the many areas that can be referenced in her art.”
After earning a bachelor of science in art education from SUNY Buffalo, Sardisco earned a master of fine arts from Rochester Institute of Technology. She has received numerous honors for her work, which has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibitions.
Sardisco – who is known for her large scale, acrylic-on-paper paintings – said the works to be displayed in the exhibit span eight years – “a time of loss, change, re-examination, evolution and growth.”
“As an insight into the changes that have occurred during this time, I have selected works that represent my inquiries into the shifting territories that we navigate in our daily lives,” she said. “The contemplation of those experiences becomes focal points for consideration and investigation.”
The exhibit runs through April 17. For more information about Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34, contact Barron Naegel, gallery director, at (585) 785-1369 or Barron.Naegel@flcc.edu.