Sunday, March 13, 2011

Flux: Hungerford Artists Participate in “Thaw”

Over 20 artists that rent studios in the Hungerford Building, 1115 East Main Street, Rochester, NY, mounted “Flux”,  a joint exhibition of their works as part of Thaw, a regional, multi-gallery event.  Just like the artists in the building, the show is an eclectic mix of styles and mediums that works well together and definitely speaks to the talent that this converted old fruit syrup factory now houses.

The opening reception was Friday, March 4. The exhibit will be open to the public every Saturday this month, 11 AM – 3 PM. I got to take some pictures of the works yesterday during my shift there.

DSCN6601  Entering and looking to the left in the space. It is a large, rectangular  industrial space with a bank of windows along the back wall that really allowed both two and three dimensional works to be presented well.


John Wilson and Dory Driss's  junk sculptures always are a feast for the imagination. John, a retired lawyer, told up welding about four years ago. The larger bird is his design, the smaller one, “Senator Byrd”, is Dory’s'. John fabricates Dorys’ designs as well as his own.


Hodaka Hasabee’s large sculptural ceramic vase looks lovely next to my work.

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Sculptor Victor Pacheco is my neighbor across the hall and this poisonous frog is an exceptional example of his work. The surface looks like riveted sheets of fabricated metal although it is fabricated from resin-coated Styrofoam.

DSCN6605 The shots above and below show the other side of the gallery. This shot was taken from the back of the space, looking toward the front entry. 


A close-up of the beautiful collaborative vessel by ceramicist Richard Aerni and ceramic sculptor Carolyn Dilcher - Stutz.

DSCN6607  Sculptor Bill Wolff’s work on the center pedestals. His studio is down the hall from mine. DSCN6610A   close up of the small mixed media pieces and painted table top by Betsy Hoefen.  Her son Bret has an inspiring blog about dealing with a rare form of cancer, called “Ride in a Good Direction”.


  1. a wonderful space and intriguing show. i esp liked seeing your piece, beautiful, and noting how you mounted it, perhaps onto canvas or a board? it definitely has an asian feel and yes, the vase....perfect. thanks for the tour.

  2. Yes the piece is mounted onto stretched canvas. Sorry to read on your blog that you lost your electricity, Suki.

  3. what a wonderful space, filled with delicious art. What a great community to be a part of. And I love seeing your new piece after hearing a little of your process.

    Thaw, yes, it's time!