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MEDIA CONTACT: Hartnett Gallery (585) 275-4188 or HeleneSnihur(585) 275-7800
November 23, 2004
EVENT: "Pleasures of Being a Dog," an installation by Peter Hobbs
TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 6
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, now through Friday, Dec.17, in the Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons on the University of Rochester's River Campus
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public Note: Parking is available on University lots after 7 p.m. weeknights and all weekend.
Peter Hobbs, an artist and a graduate student instructor at the University of Rochester, is exhibiting his work titled "Pleasures of Being a Dog" now through Friday, Dec. 17, in the Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons on the University of Rochester's River Campus.
A Canadian native, Hobbs is studying for his doctorate in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University. His installation explores the intersections of nature and sexuality, specifically focusing on the ways in which these topics influence our lives and identities.
The installation includes some of his recent pieces as well as some of his favorite works, which Hobbes created in what he calls his "pleasure palace," a large tent-like structure housing pillows and wooden plaques he has been constructing since 1999.
The hours for the Hartnett Gallery are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact (585) 275-4188 during gallery hours.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.