Roberto Bertoia gives the fourth of six lectures by artists featured in the 5th Rochester Biennial. His lecture is included in Gallery admission.
Created from local wood and crafted mostly by hand, Bertoia's sculptures demonstrate his passion for the preservation of the natural environment. "I imagine the viewer inhabiting or moving through the works," he writes, "peering through openings to observe the environment." Bertoia is an associate professor of art at Cornell University, where he has taught since 1982. At MAG, his work was previously on view in last year’s Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition.
This series is underwritten by the Sandra G. Dreyfuss Education Endowment Fund.
Pictured: Passage III (2011).