“Land Diaries,” an Exhibit of Prints by Zerbe Sodervick, at ASC’s Hinkle Library Gallery
"Land Diaries," an exhibit of prints by Rochester artist Zerbe Sodervick, will open in the Gallery of Alfred State College's Hinkle Memorial Library on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and run through the end of the semester.
An expert in contemporary art, printmaking, digital art, papermaking, and installation art, Sodervick is director of Extended Studies in the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the coordinator for Gallery r, the RIT student-run, metro art gallery; coordinates the Deans' Gallery for alumni work; and is a member of the Print Club of Rochester Board.
As a professional artist, Sodervick's work addresses issues on environmental space and boundaries with handmade paper installations and prints.
Deer management concerns are Sodervick's primary source for addressing environmental, political, and sociological issues.
The artist notes, "Migration and ancient life patterns are disrupted by the imposition of barriers, boundaries, and ever-encroaching man-made perimeters. Borders delineate, yet simultaneously threaten, those who cross beyond these landmarks. Sodervick's reactive perceptions are expressed through shapes, textures, and layered manipulations. Multiple pictorial spaces speak of remembered and real events and landscapes. Select objects are juxtaposed and orchestrated within these fabricated environments to create intentional narrative abstractions.
"Sodervick's approach to printmaking involves viscosity techniques and rearrangement of movable collagraph plates for expressive intent. This unique approach evolves from an extensive history of traditional and contemporary printmaking.
"In addition to more traditional works, Sodervick creates imaginative narration through digital image making. Prints are first created as collages: scanned, transfigured, then completed in Adobe Photoshop. Resulting from these efforts, the art emerges as provocative, visual Sodervick stories of human concern."
Sodervick earned her bachelor's degree in fine arts from the University of Nebraska, her master's degree in fine arts at the Pratt Institute, and completed post-grad studies at the University of Hawaii.
The exhibit will be available during regular library hours: Mondays - Thursdays 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 1 to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 11 p.m.