Ted Aub, a professor of art at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and internationally recognized sculptor, will have selections from his recent work included in one of the oldest and most prestigious art exhibitions in the region.
His sculptures “Ajashi and “MUES um will be on display in the 61st Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition that will be held at the Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester between June 17 and Sept. 2.
This year marks the seventh consecutive time that Aub’s work will be included in a Finger Lakes Exhibition. Having won the Memorial Art Gallery Award twice (1990 and 1994), Aub entered as a prominent artistic force in this exhibition.
Event organizer Chiyo Ueyama from the Memorial Art Gallery explains that “The jurors said they [Aub’s sculptures] had a mysterious, attractive, sort of bizarre quality … There’s something very mysterious, in a good way, about them. Unlike most of the decisions for acceptance, which the jurors usually debate for some time, Ueyama says, Aub’s sculptures “…were in from the get-go.
Aub’s commissioned works include several public sculptures such as “When Anthony Met Stanton, in Seneca Falls, N.Y.; “Elizabeth Blackwell on the quadrangle at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y.; and a series of sculptures in the village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Fla. Last year, Aub added another important commission to his growing portfolio of work with the unveiling of a new bust at the Fulbright Program Offices in Seoul, South Korea.
In the region, Aub has also received a merit award from the Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton, N.Y.; and the F. M. Howell Award from the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, N.Y. His work has been exhibited across New York, including at the State Museum in Albany.
He has been a member of the art department at HWS since 1981.
Jurors for the Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition also selected paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media and more. Work by regional veterans Max L. Lenderman and Gary Trento will be exhibited alongside works by 13 debuting artists and others who live and work in Central and Western New York.
For more information on the exhibition, visit Mag.rochester.edu.