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Wilson Art Gallery at Le Moyne Hosts Exhibit of Recent Work by the Visual Arts 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 Thursday, Sept. 8, and will run through Friday, Oct. 7, and can be seen during regular library hours.

An opening reception will be held in the Wilson Art Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 4 - 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (315) 445-4153.

The four artists are all members of Le Moyne’s visual and performing arts department.
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 collections of museums and galleries throughout the United States.

The photographs on exhibit are from a body of work titled “Hidden Faces.” From the artist’s statement: “These photographs are montages formed from my own imagery, which I cull from various sources, including my commercial work. The melding process is an intuitive one, in which I try various combinations until it feels right. For me, that feeling tells me that I’ve staked out a tiny piece of new psychological ground.”

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 approach to these works is varied from constructions which develop from planned sketches or drawings to others which grow spontaneously. All of them depend upon manipulation of materials which challenge me to create aesthetic form from crude objects. The process is the attraction to me. The anticipation, the planning, the discovery of the means to shape the wood, stone or metal into desired forms are central to my experience.”

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.

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posted on: 8/25/2011