For Bill Graziano sculpture has always been his greatest interest. Devoting his time and energy, working with a variety of materials and examining an object in relation to light, subject and anything else around it. Context and subtlety determine the way of rendering, constructed on geometric principles, ambiguity and the subconscious.
His current sculptural work, forged iron, employs traditional blacksmithing techniques, attempting to express poetic ideas in the mind and open the way to creating an expressive abstraction of patterns, imitating life rhythms and motions in nature. His work is not the prevailing conventional wisdom of environmental conditions, but rather a convergence of artistic personality
Tjok Gde Arsa Artha, Director of the Pomona Cultural Center, Pomona, NY
Roslyn Fassett and Linda Rahl Nadas exhibited their paintings and sculptures together fifteen years ago in the Atlantic Gallery in New York City. They chose to show their work together because they believe their work echoes each others.
Once Again, their show in September at the Amity Gallery, will bring them together again. Ms. Fassett has combined pencil drawing and watercolors of women in motion interwoven with paintings of some of the favorite flowers growing in her garden – delphinium, parrot tulips and scarlet poppies. She is a graduate of the Cooper Union and is a member of the Prince Street Gallery. She has taught African art history at SUNY Purchase.
Ms. Nadas has an MFA from Alfred University and has taught at OCCC, in public schools and in her studio. Her one of a kind pottery forms and sculptures will be on display at the gallery. She says of her work: “I create with clay in a spontaneous way. By using form, texture, space, line, movement, color and light, my works become personal statements based on laws of chance. I expect viewers to translate in their own way whatever they may see.