University of Rochester

EVENT: "Surfaces," an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist John Greene

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; now to Friday, Nov. 17, in the Hartnett Gallery in Wilson Commons on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

October 31, 2006

Greene is an abstract painter whose work focuses on surface and texture. His exhibit displays 28 of his abstract landscape paintings. He primarily paints with encaustic, or beeswax, because it yields contrasting opaque and transparent properties. However, he also incorporates lead, copper, cloth, and wood in order to increase the unpredictability of the surface.

Greene's paintings range in size from 12 inches square to 6 feet square. The show is cosponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, and the Student Activities Association.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact (585) 275-4188.