Through March 18, the work of renowned photographer Carl Chiarenza will be highlighted in an exhibition at Rush Rhees Library (University of Rochester). "Carl Chiarenza: Photographs" features a sampling of his large-scale, abstract images, in singles and multiples. Chiarenza's meditative, emotionally evocative dreamscapes are enlarged prints of tiny collages he sets up in his home studio and photographs. The grayscale works showcase the surface textures, patterns, and shapes of collected paper, foil, and other detritus he works with, and he injects each work with a sense of ephemera and noumena as carefully balanced as the fragmented light and dark. Each layered composition is interpreted through the lens of personal associations of each viewer.
The library's hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information, call 275-4461, or visit library.rochester.edu/node/36294.