An American Vision: East Meets West
Delavan Center, 501 W. Fayette St.,
The fall season opens with new works by two popular local artists, Phil Parsons and Bob Niedzwiecki, who reveal the striking beauty between vastly different American landscapes of lush vegetation versus dry earth.
For Parsons, this show represents the latest installment of his familiar "Roadside Series," in which rural Central New York is prominent. This series of new images is done with a commitment to the realist movement, somewhat a departure for Parsons who says he is "not exclusively a traditional painter."
New works by realist painter Niedzwiecki deviate from the gentle, subtle Central New York landscapes for which he is typically known. A vacation return to the Southwest became the inspiration for capturing the beauty of landscapes that he fell in love with long before while living in Colorado and Arizona.