Bill Stewart is a local Rochester artist and Professor Emeritus at SUNY Brockport. Stewart's sculpture draws from both popular and primitive cultures. They also reflect the artist's immersion in some of the most interesting, if lesser known, art historical movements of the twentieth-century. The brilliant palettes and expressive, distorted forms of Karel Appel and the CoBrA group come to mind. And, certainly, they share a common interest in folk art, children's art and primitive art. Closer to home, is the so-called Bay Area “Funk Art” movement of the 1960s—humorous, pop-oriented and irreverent in spirit.