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Artist to install work in Caz College Sculpture Court

Rob Licht to work with students for 10 days in October

Artist Rob Licht relaxes on one element from “Domestic Landscape,” a site-specific installation he previously completed. Licht will work with Cazenovia College students for 10 days in October while he creates a new piece for the college’s Sculpture Court.

Artist Rob Licht relaxes on one element from “Domestic Landscape,” a site-specific installation he previously completed. Licht will work with Cazenovia College students for 10 days in October while he creates a new piece for the college’s Sculpture Court.

— The Sculpture Court at Reisman Hall will host a new sculpture beginning in mid-October, when international exhibiting sculptor, Rob Licht will be on site working with students on a site-specific work titled “Domestic Landscape.”

The exhibition will continue through mid-October 2013.

Licht grew up near Ithaca, and was inspired by the Finger Lakes landscape. He typically works in welded steel; and also works in wood, cement, bronze and other mediums. His sculptures range in scale from small, intimate pieces to large, outdoor works.

Licht earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maine College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Cornell University. He exhibits his work throughout the Northeast and has earned several grants and awards.

He was director of the State of the Art Gallery from 1997-99. He has taught sculpture, design and drawing at Ithaca College, BOCES Continuing Education program, Maine College of Art Summer College program and at Cornell.

Licht currently maintains a studio in Ithaca. His work explores the influence of landscape on the individual by addressing the power of certain forms found in nature to evoke memory, emotion and anthropomorphic physicality.

“The steel sculptures presented are inspired by the glaciated topography that surrounds Cazenovia. The formal layout of the Sculpture Court suggests to me the formal arrangement of a long living room,” Licht wrote in his artist’s statement. “By referencing the arrangement of furniture, the work encourages playful interaction. Resting on the sculptures, the viewer will, hopefully, gain an appreciation for the landscape features that predominate in the region.”

The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall, 6 Sullivan St., is on the corner of Sullivan and Seminary streets in Cazenovia.

Hours during the academic year are 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, and 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Summer hours vary.

Shows and receptions are free and open to the public. The gallery is handicapped accessible. For additional information, contact Gallery Director Jen Pepper at jpepper@cazenovia.edu.

To read Licht’s entire artist’s statement, visit cazenovia.edu/art-gallery. To learn more about Licht and his work, visit roblichtstudio.com.

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