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Wilson Art Gallery Hosts Reception for Exhibition of New Work by Faculty

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … An exhibit of new work by Barry Darling, Katya Krenina, David Moore and Charlie Wollowitz will be on display in the Wilson Art Gallery of the Noreen Reale Falcone Library at Le Moyne College. The exhibit opens on Friday, Sept. 10, and will run through Friday, Oct. 8, and can be seen during regular library hours (Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from noon until 2 a.m.).

An opening reception will be held in the Wilson Art Gallery on Friday, Sept. 10, from 4 - 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The four artists are all members of Le Moyne’s visual and performing arts department.

Barry Darling's primary medium is painting, and his works are included in numerous private and corporate collections. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana University. His teaching experience includes 28 years as director of the art department at Henninger High School in Syracuse, N.Y. Darling exhibits widely throughout the U.S. and is currently represented by Adieb Khadoure Fine Arts in Santa Fe, N.M. His painting studio is in Tully, N.Y. In his artist’s statement, Darling muses, “Alone in the confines of the studio an artist, over time, builds a repertoire of visual gestures. An old brush feels like a baton. A slick, buoyant canvas, pots of paint, and the performance begins. Colors here, textures there … intuition leads the way. Look, Ma, no computers ... just painting, like man has done since the beginning of time.”

Katya Krenina has a passion for book illustration, and for translating the written word into images. She is influenced by her Eastern European roots and feels a strong connection to folk art and storytelling traditions. She has published more than 15 books, which have won national and international awards, and has exhibited her work across the country and abroad.

David Moore received a Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. He has exhibited his work in galleries and cultural centers both regionally and nationally, and is a recipient of the 2007 Light Work Grant from Light Work in Syracuse, N.Y. His photography books, “False Idols” and “Ephemeral Beings,” are in the collection of museums and galleries throughout the United States. The photographs in this show are selections from a body of work titled “Remnants of Identity.”

Charles Wollowitz, a sculptor, received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University. He was awarded the Purchase Prize by Munson-Williams Institute in Utica, N.Y., and has exhibited his work nationally. According to the artist, “My works reflect my deep fondness for wood and its possibilities for manipulation, such as carving, lamination, joining, machining, bending and the incorporation of other compatible materials. However planned the pieces may appear, spontaneous and playful choices exist equally in their creation. The relationships between the design elements, the delicate balance between forms, contrasts such as mass versus lightness, movement versus stasis, warmth versus coolness, rigidity versus plasticity are what make these pieces alive.”

For more information, call (315) 445-4153.

posted on: 8/19/2010