Opening Reception: Friday, October 14 | 4 to 6 pm
Michael Fujita was born in Portland, Oregon and currently lives and works in Pennsylvania. Working predominantly in ceramics, he explores the incorporation of various materials in his objects and installations. Through the commitment of labor and time, exploration of materials and processes, and a continuous drive for discovery, Fujita’s work is constantly changing on the surface. The navigation of ideas to physical forms provides a need to develop new techniques and methods to execute the actualization as effectively as possible. Through technical and material experimentation, new ideas and concepts are triggered, and limitations are eliminated.
Noé Jimenez was born in Harlem and raised in Yonkers, Norwalk and then New Milford. Jimenez started making art when he was a small kid, drawn to Saturday morning cartoons and later the science fiction worlds of Blade Runner, Star Wars, Gremlins, X-Men and Alien. He loved flags, studying them intently. By the second grade, he said, "I was that kid who was always painting." His inspiration comes from a hodge-podge of lived experience: team sports and miniature Star Trek models that he built with his dad, hours spent studying Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Cézanne, and Joan Miró, a mentorship with the photographer Clayton Cotterell and the bright, vibrating colors of the Dominican Republic, where he spent summers as a kid.
Free & Open to the Public
The PrattMWP Gallery is located in Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute at 310 Genesee St. Utica, NY.
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: Noon to 5 pm