An Eye for the Plentiful

Dec. 14, 2014
New Exhibit Features Artistic Interpretations of Abundance

 What does “abundance” mean to you?  That’s the question more than one dozen artists answer in a juried exhibit, called “Abundance,” now on display at the Bridge Art Gallery at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

The pieces focus on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from colossal works of nature to a humble basket of freshly baked bread. Several of the artists reflect on an intangible abundance – the decisions we make throughout our lives, the infinity of the sky, or the way we feel.

“Abundance is a state of mind,” says photographer John Retallack, whose work, Atlantic Dawn, earned a Top Juror’s Pick designation. “Abundance is the feeling of completeness and fullness.”

In addition to photography, the show features paintings, pastels, mixed media, collage, pen and ink, and even crayons, markers, and a Sharpie.

Several of the artists will be on hand to discuss their work at an Artist Reception, being held on Thursday, December 18 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Directions to the gallery and parking information are available online or by calling (585)275-3571.

The Bridge Art Gallery was created in 2011 by the department of Psychiatry’s Office of Mental Health Promotion to create a welcoming environment for patients, families, and employees of UR Medicine’s Strong Behavioral Health. It is located at the first floor entrance to Strong Behavioral Health.