Reflecting Forward, an exhibit of 3D glass collages by Margery Pearl Gurnett

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Date(s) - 10/13/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Schweinfurth Art Center


Rochester-area artist Margery Pearl Gurnett will be featured in Schweinfurth Art Center’s Gallery Julius with a solo exhibition, Reflecting Forward, which is on display from Sept. 1 through Oct. 14, 2018. The show features 3D mixed media wall pieces made with glass, paper, paint, and found objects suspended in resin.

“The work is both abstract and narrative,” Gurnett said. “The 3D mixed media pieces consist of multiple layers of glass, both clear and tinted, into which I embed dreamlike imagery that adds a component of mystery to the work, defining the ‘story’ for each piece.”

Gurnett began making 3D layered artwork three years ago, switching from a long career working in hot glass. “When I was blowing glass, I started realizing there were easier ways to create what I was trying to say,” she said in a 2017 Arts in Focus interview. “I didn’t have to fire things onto glass. I could use other materials and I could embed things in between layers of glass.”

The art center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The cost to tour the exhibits is $7 per person, with Schweinfurth members and children 12 and under free. The free opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7, 2018. Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail will be offering local sweet treats and totes, and refreshments will be available.