Opening at the Nan Miller Gallery

Opening at the Nan Miller Gallery

Nan Miller Gallery Presents
Albert Paley and Gallery Artists

Rochester’s prominent Nan Miller Gallery presented its shining star last evening with a gala opening reception of Albert Paley’s sculpture and monoprints. The well-presented exhibition curated by the Gallery Director Gail Leess assisted by the expertise of the galleries’ design and exhibition staff was an opportunity for art lover’s to explore the many works of Albert Paley whose oeuvre includes art designed in the utilitarian to the aesthetic. Patrons of the arts were treated to a museum quality exhibit with works ranging from Paley’s sculptural candlesticks to his beautiful freestanding sculptures beautifully displayed throughout the gallery.  The exhibit, a small scale retrospective gave an overview of Paley’s work with documentation, video of the recent New York City Park avenue public installations as well as an inside look at the artist’s working studio. A treat for the novice to the patron was the juxtaposition of Paley’s two dimensional work interspersed amongst the sculpture. This viewer, one of the galleries’ artists, was intrigued by the historical yet contemporized mix found in the work. Many of the sculptural pieces brought to mind the works of early Russian constructivists, especially in the layer ribbon twists of metal intertwining with each other forming the more colorful freestanding sculptures and playing a significant role in the supporting structures of the utilitarian works.
This exhibit on view through October 19th also will have a book signing of Albert Paley’s latest release “Albert Paley on Park Avenue” happening tonight October 10th at 7 PM. RSVP for this part of the exhibit at (585)292-1430 or email at
While you are there I invite you to take in some of the gallery artists’ works also on view. They include, Hamilton Aguiar, Adam Colangelo,
Romero Britto, as well as a few of us Central New York artists, Pam Steele and my own oil paintings displayed here in the above photo.

The Nan Miller Gallery is to be commended on presenting a museum quality exhibit for everyone, patrons, art lovers, and students alike to enjoy. Don’t miss it! LB


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Linda Bigness is an internationally exhibited artist who maintains a gallery/studio in Syracuse, New York. Her work has been exhibited in several prestigious solo and group shows that have involved notable jurors such as art critic Clement Greenberg, Ivan Karp, director of OK Harris Gallery in NYC, and Tom Piche, director of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. In addition, Bigness’ large scale paintings are often selected and commissioned for corporate and residential clients, including the Turning Stone Resort, Merrill Lynch Corporation, Haylor, Freyer and Coon, and Bausch and Lomb. She continues to exhibit professionally at several venues with artwork featured frequently at the Nan Miller Gallery in Rochester, NY. Presently she is working on her latest book and exhibition about abstract art and the contemporary processes used by working artists today. Part of the research for this book is taken from the workshops she teaches and her oil painting and mixed media collage experience. For over 30 years Bigness has used her expertise to share with others the unique beauty and processes of her chosen medium through writing, teaching and professional exhibits. Her first book “Paint It, Tear It, Create It” offered the reader insight into visual abstract thinking through the process of collage into painting. She continues to explore the abstract through surface manipulation using encaustics and oil and is currently working on a new series, the “Journey Stones Revisited,” a reflection upon her extensive travels throughout the United States and Europe.

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