For Immediate Release — January 21, 2005


Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516



GENESEO, N.Y. — The Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery at the State University of New York at Geneseo will open its spring schedule Saturday, Jan. 28 with an exhibit by two artists exploring contemporary themes.

Brian Porter of Buffalo will exhibit figure drawing and painting, and Bruce Erikson of Pittsburgh will exhibit narrative figure painting. Erikson is a visiting artist at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Porter, an artist from Buffalo, will display drawings and sculptures. He will also conduct a workshop for students.

"They’re both strong painters and craftsmen, and work with traditional subject matter as the figures in provocative ways, which I think are pertinent to us today," said Douglas Anderson, assistant professor of art and gallery coordinator.

Erikson’s work deals with aging — the mental and physical deterioration it has on the body.

"It really connects the viewer with the reality of aging," said Anderson.

The exhibit’s opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in the gallery, located in William A. Brodie Hall. The reception is free and open to the community. The exhibit runs through Feb. 25.

The Lederer Gallery is open from 2-4:30 p.m. every day with extended hours from 12-8 p.m. on Thursdays. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

Other exhibits this semester include the Livingston County High School Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom on Feb. 26, and will move to the Lederer Gallery Feb. 28. A closing reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. March 11.

The Juried Student Exhibition will run March 31 through April 29. The opening will be held from noon to 2 p.m. March 31. The Senior Review show will go from May 9-13.

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