Exhibitions Underneath The Surface by Lee Cannarozzo
October 1-31, 2020
Lee Cannarozzo intends to develop a project called Underneath The Surface. There is a large deposit of red ocher located in Rochester that was originally used by the indigenous people of the area, and later by colonial settlers as a pigment source. This pigment, similar to the Venetian red earth pigment used by European Renaissance painters as an underpainting, will be harvested and processed into a red paint that would be applied to the walls of the VSW project space. Using slide projectors and slides from the VSW collection, images of Rochester and its inhabitants will be projected on to these colored walls. The work is intended as an homage to the city of Rochester and the families who worked in the photographic industry. The work is also meant to be a meditation on the contribution of photography to the history of art.
Lee Cannarozzo received his BA in Art History from The University of Nevada Las Vegas and an M.F.A in Studio Art from The University at Buffalo. Recent solo projects and exhibition venues include The Hotel Henry Urban Resort, Silo City, and The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.
Funds for this residency came from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.