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"Netsky & Germanow" Opens June 4 at Arts Center

  • Published: June 01, 2010

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"Netsky & Germanow" Opens June 4 at Arts Center

The Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery (4245 East Avenue, Pittsford, New York) is pleased to announce the Netsky & Germanow exhibition, which runs from June 4 to July 25. Netsky & Germanow is an exquisite show that features the prints of Nazareth College faculty Ron Netsky and the sculpture of Jacquie Germanow. This is the first time that these two Rochester based artists, both renowned in their genres, have mounted a joint exhibition. The opening reception for Netsky & Germanow is June 4, 5-7:00 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

All of Ron Netsky's prints in the show are cardigraphs, created by using a utility knife to draw (cut) into laminated cardboard. The cardboard plates are then inked and printed in the manner of etching. Netsky is a printmaker, but he has never thought of printmaking as a way of merely reproducing images. He views etching, lithography, and cardigraphy as primary media, the means to create works of art that could not be created in any other way. Over the past decade Ron Netsky has focused on the interplay between the organization and chaos found in nature.

Ron Netsky is a professor of art at Nazareth College, where he has taught since 1975. He received his bachelor of fine arts from Philadelphia College of Art in 1973 and master of fine arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1975. He teaches printmaking, drawing and occasional courses in journalism at Nazareth. Netsky's prints are in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and other collections. He served as co-curator of Leaving for the Country: George Bellows at Woodstock, an exhibition that originated at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester before traveling to the Terra Museum of American Art in Chicago and other museums.

Germanow's work deals with the landscape of human emotion and intelligence. Her intent is to create work that penetrates surface and form, texture and color to reveal the ancient themes that have built, evolved and continue to grow humanity.

Jacquie Germanow has been a fine arts faculty member at the Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging and Arts Sciences since 1993. She is an alumna of St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY), Syracuse University and Utah State University, where she was awarded an M.F.A. in sculpture/ceramics. She has had numerous speaking/residency engagements around the country including at Nazareth College in 1981. Her work can be found in many collections like the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester and the permanent collections at NTID/RIT and Utah State University.

The vision of the Arts Center Gallery is to be regionally and nationally recognized as an artistic institution that contributes to the cultural and educational life of students, faculty, and the larger community by providing a venue for high-quality, diverse artwork that advances intellectual exploration, aesthetic evaluation, and critical inquiry. Exhibitions are curated under the direction of the fine art faculty at Nazareth College by invitation.

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