Friday, May 28, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Works by Gregory Gomez

The Brick Box at the Paramount is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit of work by Gregory Gomez on Friday, June 11. The exhibition brings together relief works, and charcoal drawings representing two themes that Gomez has been interested in for the last several years. Graphic images of Early World Maps and the footprints of old world Fortifications have each been translated to heavily-textured cast bronze with a dark patina. The charcoal drawings are of potential sculptural images and are created to explore the graphic weight of the found designs in contrast to the spaces between and around the imagery held in sculptural form. "What these images share is the genesis and evolution of their designs as determined and influenced by multiple factors, including: their function; human ordering and imagination; and the shape of the landscape in which they reside. They are each fantastic speculative intentions of an unknown world as well as designs in the landscape as protection from the unknown."

Gregory Gomez has recently been selected by the Vermont Arts Council as part of their Public Art mission to permanently install his work at the newly built Vermont Fire Academy Training Facility in Pittsford. Gomez worked in partnership with the Arts Council, Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services, the architects, building occupants and the local community to provide work that is responsive to the use of the buildings and its occupants. This project is expected to completed and installed at the Fire Academy in November of this year.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 11 from 5:00 until 8:00pm. The Brick Box at the Paramount is located at 30 Center Street in Rutland, Vermont. Exhibit of works by Gregory Gomez runs through July 5. The Brick Box is open 11am - 6pm Thursday - Friday and Saturday 10am - 2pm. and during Paramount Theater performances. For further information, please call Beth Miller @ 235-2734 or Wendy Fannin @ 235-2412.