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Can't wait until First Friday for your art fix? Here's a little peek at a duo of shows worth seeing this week.

For a quick, playful diversion, pop into Philadelphia-based artist Nichola Kinch's exhibit, "Love Stories," on view at Hartnett Gallery (University of Rochester, Wilson Commons) through Sunday, February 8. Optical illusions abound in the interactive exhibit of four installations, which includes a deceptive grove of 10-foot trees, two analog animation machines, and a periscope view of a tiny, secret heart.

click to enlarge "Love Stories" at the Hartnett Gallery - PHOTO BY MATT DETURCK
  • "Love Stories" at the Hartnett Gallery

Provided info says Kinch's work is inspired by her research into early photographic processes, optical toys, and the advent of moving image machines -- there is an emphasis on the power and limits of visual perception. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A series of stark and enigmatic sculptures by Georgia-based artist Ryan Lamfers is on display at Gallery r (100 College Ave.) through Friday, February 6. Each of several large-scale sculptures in "Clairvoyance" incorporate metal fabrication and foundry techniques with woodworking.

Lamfers' work subtly addresses environmental issues, and the impact our mechanized society has on nature. Through a unique symbolism that blends figurative and animal aspects with instruments of communication, vessels, and walls, the work is all dramatically staged.

In "Potential to be heard," a prone bag of seed rests under a spotlight on a platform with a Seuss-esque, winding horn positioned to broadcast its message, with the potential to be twisted. Buzzards abound, whispering into microphones here, or sweeping the sky with skeletal wings.

A closing reception for "Clairvoyance" will be held Friday, February 6, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.



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