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  • Writer's pictureJoseph Accorso

66th Finger Lakes Exhibition Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

My painting High Falls Spring Runoff, was featured at the 66th Finger Lakes Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery from June 16–September 15, 2019. The exhibition is Rochester’s oldest and longest-running juried exhibition which showcases the talents of emerging and established artists from a 27-county region.

To prepare for this piece I took photos of the falls on a bright day in early spring when the falls were flowing at peak volume from snow melt. I chose the most dynamic view of the falls of all the images I shot that day. The three-quarter view reveals the edge of the falls at the brink of the cascade, the natural rock cliff, a view under the falls and the city in the background. The dynamic composition leads the eye across the canvas from right to left, giving the viewer the perfect blend of nature, the power of the falls and the city of Rochester.

High Falls Spring Runoff, 2017 Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Feature in the City news paper:

"This year's selection of paintings includes flawless traditional still life (Ithaca-based Patricia Coonrod's work is near photographic), breathtaking depictions of familiar landscapes (Joseph Accorso's "High Falls Spring Runoff"), engaging abstracts (including "Electrical Storm, New York" from one of my favorite local artists, Alan Singer), and gorgeous portraits of every aesthetic."

View from the 66th Finger Lakes Exhibition


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