Past Exhibitions

Transcending Space and Time

October 7 - December 13, 2006

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Leonard Urso’s paintings, sculptures, and installations are modern, ancient, and Zen-like; thus appealing to eastern and western sensibilities and transcending space and time. His refined sculptures visually compare to minimalist works by artists such as Constantin Brancusi, Hans Arp, and Henry Moore; to prehistoric fetish figures, and to the mysterious Cycladic/Greek burial figures created over 5,000 years ago. Viewers are intrigued by his subtle forms, sophisticated colors, ethereal spaces, and reverent vision.

Urso is the endowed chair and Ann Mowris Mulligan Distinguished Professor in the School of American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology and he manages an art studio in Rochester, New York. Jamestown Community College’s Cattaraugus County Campus prominently displays Urso’s Sentinel, a fifteen-foot sculpture that stands guard at the college’s North Union Street entrance; serving as a monumental focal point that leads into and echoes the larger campus landscape.

The exhibition includes Joseph Labate’s photographs that will be exhibited in the Community Gallery at the entrance of the Community Cultural Center. His images are grounded in everyday reality, but he digitally transforms his scenes by juxtaposing soft atmospheric space and birds with dangerous barbed wire and electrical power lines. In one striking image, a powerful train blasts through a misty, fragile landscape.

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