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Frances Paley and Albert Paley - Recent Work

Thursday, March 15, 2012 to Saturday, May 26, 2012
May 15, 2012 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Frances Paley 

For more than 30 years, Frances Paley has been exploring various media. Her work has evolved from early investigations in sculpture using machine technology to large-format black and white photography and on to airbrushed watercolor and pen and ink drawings in the 1980s. Over the past decade, Paley has been involved in fine art prints utilizing photographic imagery and computer enhancement. The images are as taken through the camera lens, no layering is used. They are not a montage. Each image represents a particular moment in time and the sole change is through color. The images embody the romantic, mysterious and surreal. They present the world from a slightly askew stance and are meant to be ambiguous and mildly disorienting. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions in Peru, Italy and France. Her work is in various museum, corporate and private collections. Frances Paley has a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University, a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Master of Arts degree in Psychotherapy from Goddard College. She held a faculty position and administrative post at Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition she had a private practice as a Psychotherapist for 10 years. Parisian Repose is her recent book on Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.


Albert Paley 

Albert Paley is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect. “The allure of Paley’s art comes though its intrinsic sense of integration of art and architecture,” as one noted architect stated. Albert Paley has been active as an artist for over 30 years at his studio in Rochester, New York. Commissioned by both public institutions and private corporations, Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works. Some notable examples are the Portal Gates for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Synergy, a ceremonial archway in Philadelphia, the Portal Gates for the New York State Senate Chambers in Albany, Sentinel, a monumental plaza sculpture for Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as a 65-foot sculpture for the entry court of Bausch and Lomb’s headquarters in Rochester, NY. Recently completed works include three sculptures for the National Harbor development near Washington DC, a 130’ long archway named Animals Always for the St. Louis Zoo, a gate for the Cleveland Botanical Gardens in Cleveland, OH, a sculptural relief for Wellington Place, Toronto, Canada, a sculpture named Threshold for the Corporate Headquarters of Klein Steel, Rochester, NY, and a ceremonial entranceway called Transformation for Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Pieces by Albert Paley can be found in the permanent collections of many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Broadly published and an international lecturer, Paley received both his BFA and MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He received honorary doctorates from the University of Rochester in 1989, the State University of New York at Brockport in 1996, and St. Lawrence University, in Canton, New York in 1997. He also holds an endowed chair at the Rochester Institute of Technology.