re/order Art Show Opens at Houghton House Gallery – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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re/order Art Show Opens at Houghton House Gallery

The Colleges' art department presents an exhibit of images disassembled and recombined. “re/order” seeks to call attention to an abundance of contemporary art in which artists mix their metaphors and intentionally make work that is about more than one thing.

February 6, 2003 GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Department of Art announces an art exhibit titled “re/order.” Developed by co-curators Nicholas H. Ruth and Karen Sardisco, the exhibition features the work of 15 different artists who explore disassembling, recombining and otherwise transforming existing materials and images to create surprising and visually compelling works of art.

An opening reception will be held from 7 until 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at the Houghton House Gallery on King's Lane on the Colleges campus. Prior to the opening, artists Shelle Barron and Jonas Wood, a member of the Hobart Class of 1999, will present their work through a slide lecture followed by a question and answer session, from 6 until 7 p.m. in Houghton House room 212. These events are free and the public is invited to attend. “re/order” will be on display through March 24.

A broad survey, “re/order” includes artists working in styles from the surreal to the conceptual, and in media such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital imaging, and artist’s books. The participating artists and their art styles are: Shelle Barron, from Edinboro, Pa. (mixed media); the artist group f’loom, from Rochester, N.Y. (vocal performance, installation); Chuck Haas, from Rochester, N.Y. (painting); Joe Hendrick, from Rochester, N.Y. (mixed media); Tatana Kellner, from Kingston, N.Y. (photography); Jonathan Kirk, from Utica, N.Y. (sculpture); Karen Kunc, from Avoca, Neb. (artist’s books); Mitch Messina, from Pittsford, N.Y. (sculpture); Deborah Muirhead, from Storrs, Conn. (artist’s books, drawings); Zerbe Sodervick, from Sodus, N.Y. (digital prints); Buzz Spector, from Ithaca, N.Y. (artist’s books, prints); Allen Topolski, from Rochester, N.Y. (sculpture); Susan Weisend, from Auburn, N.Y. (prints, artist’s books); Jonas Wood, from Weston, Mass. (drawing); and Walter Zimmerman, from South Orange, N.J. (sculpture).

Contact Nicholas H. Ruth, assistant professor of art, at (315) 781-3493 for more information.