Ceramist Jerry Randall, of Tully, and silkscreen artist Michael Foster, of Marcellus, will be featured in the show “Saturation of Color,” opening 6 to 9 p.m. June 7 at Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles.
Refreshments will be available, along with entertainment by the Usual Suspects. The opening is part of Skaneateles’ First Friday art walk.
Randall, whose works have appeared in more than 60 shows nationwide, exhibited this past year at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and at shows in Atlanta, Boston, Northampton, Mass., and Nashua, N.H.
“Familiarity evokes memory, and I look to this association to present nostalgia through form,” he says, in explaining the philosophy behind his work. “My reference to rural American architecture and antique rural implements places the viewer in a familiar setting, which is layered with time, function and history, while color creates celebration in these iconic objects.
“The vessel forms tie these objects back to the domestic space, enriching one’s living environment while allowing for quiet contemplation and a reminder of a simpler time.”
Randall, recognized by Ceramics Monthly as an Emerging Artist for 2009, is digital imaging/web specialist and head of installations at Imagine, studio manager and visiting professor of art at Cazenovia College, and adjunct professor of ceramics at Syracuse University, his alma mater.
Foster, who graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in May with a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies, was represented in Imagine’s May show, “HWS Printmaking Workshop.” In addition to Imagine, he has exhibited at HWS’ Davis Gallery and at the Hobart and William Smith Library.
During his junior year, he studied at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, in Rome.
“Saturation of Color” runs through June 30.
Imagine is located in the lakeside village of Skaneateles, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. It represents artists from across the country and Canada, along with many Central New York artists, to create one of the most diverse contemporary art collections in the area.
The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.