November 4 – December 11, 2019; Frontispace is pleased to announce an exhibition of artwork by Rebecca Aloisio. Aloisio’s practice is influenced by the glut of visual information that we are inundated with on a daily basis. We are continuously confronted with constructions of truth in the form of images, especially through social media. These politics of vision silently shape our history and actions while blurring the line between fact and invention. Navigating this paradigm is at the core of Aloisio’s practice. Her work negotiates between the flat and the spatial and incorporates a variety of media ranging from drawing, collage, painting and printing. She re‐makes or re‐purposes representational or objective information in an effort to make an original “thing”, neither exclusively truth or invention. The pieces are illusions, familiar, physical, yet intangible. The final works are not only abstractions, but are a challenge to the viewer to think critically and question the authenticity of the images before them.
Reception December 6, 5-7pm
Central New York based artist, Rebecca Aloisio, has been exploring the medium of collage and paint for the past several years. Originally earning her BFA in sculpture from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Aloisio uses her knowledge of 3-Dimensional space and material to inform her imagery. Aloisio received her MFA from Syracuse University and currently teaches in the College of Art and Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant and has had solo exhibitions at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo NY, and the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn NY. More examples of her work and vitae can be found at www.rebeccaaloisio.com.
Frontispace is at the entrance to the Art and Music Library
Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester
Hours can be found here: https://www.library.rochester.edu/hours/24963
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 9:00am to 12:00am
Rush Rhees Library, Frontispace at the Art and Music Library
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626