Making Space is the first exhibition of the 2022 gallery calendar at Main Street Arts and will open this Saturday, January 8, 2022 with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. The title of the show represents the notion of interconnectivity and also alludes to the idea of making space for conversation, which artwork does so well. On display will be the individual and collaborative works of Mizin Shin, Rachel Shelton, and Bob Fleming. Included artwork consist of printmaking, painting, sculpture, and installation.
About the artists:
Mizin Shin, Rachel Shelton, and Bob Fleming are all co-owners of Mirabo Press in Buffalo, NY, a printmaking studio offering limited edition printmaking by contract to individuals and galleries. They are working to expand the local art scene by collaborating with both regional and national artists.
Mizin Shin was born and raised in South Korea and graduated from Hong-ik University with a B.F.A in Printmaking and received her M.F.A from SUNY at Buffalo. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Rochester.
Rachel Shelton is an interdisciplinary fine artist from Buffalo, NY. At both the undergraduate and graduate level, she has studied the methods and theories used in the fields of Archaeology and Anthropology to gain an overhead perspective of the evolution and organizational structures of human populations.
Bob Fleming is a visual artist. His practice includes painting, printmaking and other media, including film. He worked as a lawyer for a number of years, while maintaining an art practice.
“Collaboration is at the heart of this exhibition and this is the first exhibition in our eight and a half year history that highlights the collaborative works of artists. Typically, works shown in the gallery consist of ideas conceived of by an individual artist and executed by that artist alone. When this exhibition started to come together, it was apparent that there was a connection between these three artists’ desire to collaborate and their business model of collaborating with other artists in the studios at Mirabo Press.” —Bradley Butler, executive director and curator
Making Space runs January 8–February 17, 2022. A Virtual tour of Mirabo Press and artist talk will take place on Tuesday, February 15 at 5 p.m. via the Main Street Arts Facebook page and a workshop with the artists will take place on Saturday, February 19. More information is available at MainStreetArtsCS.org. Exhibition lettering for this exhibition was made by Lorrie Frear of Canandaigua, NY. Lorrie has been commissioned for her hand lettering skills for several exhibitions this year. Gallery hours are Tuesday–Wednesday, 11 a.m.–3p.m. and Thursday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Artwork in the exhibition can also be previewed and purchased at MainStreetArtsCS.org.