Albert Paley Sculpture Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery

Rochester sculptor Albert Paley has earned an international reputation for his ability to manipulate cold, hard metal into organic, seemingly impossible forms. Over a career spanning more than three decades, he has completed more than 60 monumental commissions for sites from Washington DC to Houston to Los Angeles.

This exhibition organized by the Memorial Art Gallery brings together 37 sculptures and models and 16 drawings from 2000 to 2010, as well as a video of the artist at work. Exhibition open through June 27.

Albert Paley Meniscus (2001). Stainless steel, copper, glass. Collection of the artist. Photo by Bruce Miller

Albert Paley is a modernist American metal sculptor, who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1944. He earned both a BFA and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Paley initially worked as a goldsmith and moved to Rochester, New York in 1969 to teach at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he now holds an endowed chair. Paley designed “Animals Always,” his first representational work, a sculpture located at the southeast corner of the world-renowned St. Louis Zoological Park. In 1998 he received the Artist of the Year Award of the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester.

This exhibition is made possible by Presenting Sponsors Bank of America and The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. Additional underwriting is provided by the Gallery Council of the Memorial Art Gallery, the Gouvernet Arts Fund of Rochester Area Community Foundation, the Thomas and Marion Hawks Memorial Fund, Nancy G. Curme and Nancy Turner. Support is also provided by Deanne Molinari, Bob and Joanne Gianniny, the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation and Mann’s Jewelers. “Party with Paley” is sponsored by Klein Steel Service Inc. The exhibition opening party is sponsored by the Democrat and Chronicle.

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