The Hartnett Gallery, located in Wilson Commons on the University of Rochester River Campus, will be displaying an installation by Rochester-based artist Sarah Webb from Monday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 10. Webb will speak about her work at the opening reception, which will be held on Monday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Entitled in a delicate condition, Webb's artwork explores the duality of touch as a soothing as well as potentially violent gesture. Eggshells, silk brocade, flower bulbs, and ceramic plates are united to depict touch both as it relates to the care of a newborn baby and to the emotional exhaustion of the mother/maker. The work becomes the crossroads of the historical with the personal as it refers to socially held conventions of a woman's "place."
The exhibition, reception, and speech are free and open to the public. For more information please contact the Wilson Commons Information Desk (585) 275-5911.