Exhibit by Artist Ron Broida opens at Wells College
Mural-sized digital prints on display in “Seven Metamorphoses.”
String Room Gallery, Main Building
The Wells College Visual Arts Department presents an exhibition of work by Ron Broida titled “Seven Metamorphoses.” The exhibit, which features seven mural-sized digital images and prints by Broida, will be on display in the String Room Gallery (SRG) of Main Building from October 19 to December 7. The gallery is free and the public is cordially invited to view the show. An opening reception on Wednesday, October 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. offers an opportunity to meet the artist; light refreshments will be served.
Broida’s work draws on a strong background in different styles of traditional artist media as well as nearly 20 years working in digital art. “The digital medium should be seen as a powerful addition to the artist's tool box—not a replacement or substitute,” he says of his creative process. “While the major development of my art currently takes place within a computer and the final output is a digital print, this print series began in 2001 with ink drawings on paper, incorporating scans of these drawings into the digital compositions.”
Broida graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Art and Design in 1973, and he has developed his style over many years through work in a range of artistic disciplines. In addition to his digital art, Broida has experience with oil paint on canvas, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media. Musical composition (Broida arranges and performs music for guitar and bass) and architectural design also influence his work.
The String Room Gallery is a center for the exhibition of contemporary art in the Finger Lakes region of New York. It is located on the Wells College campus in the southwest corner of the first floor of Main Building. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12 to 5 pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm.
For more information, visit www. wells.edu/stringroomgallery/exhibitions.htm.
The above image is "Animal," 2011, archival inkjet print mounted on board, 18 x 88 in.