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Phillia Yi

Ruth and Yi Exhibits in Rochester

Nick RuthProfessors of Art and Architecture Nick Ruth and Phillia Yi both have exhibits on display at Nazareth College through Feb. 26. An opening reception for the exhibits was held at the gallery on Friday, Jan. 20.

Ruth’s exhibit “That Said: Recent Prints,” which is on display in the Colacino Gallery, explores the ways we “litter our lives with the artifacts of our desires.” He uses varied surfaces to create monoprints that express his perspectives on modern communication.

Ruth joined the faculty of Hobart and William Smith in 1995. He earned his B.A. in studio art from Pomona College and his M.F.A. in painting from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.

Yi’s exhibit “Woodcuts: Against the Grain,” which is on display in the Arts Center Gallery, draws from her native Korean and adopted American cultures, “dilemmas and tension of my multicultural experience.” Her primary medium is woodcut, which she uses to expose an altered sense of color and movement.

Yi holds a BFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz and an MFA from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. She joined the HWS faculty in 1986.

The Nazareth Art Gallery is located at 4243 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. The Gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; noon to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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