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Cohen Gallery set to open first exhibition of 2020

Work by mixed media artists Mei-ling Hom and Megan Parry will be featured in the first exhibition of 2020 at Alfred University’s Cohen Gallery.


ALFRED, NY – Work by mixed media artists Mei-ling Hom and Megan Parry will be featured in the first exhibition of 2020 at Alfred University’s Cohen Gallery.

The exhibition at the Cohen Gallery, 55 North Main Street, Alfred, will feature paintings, drawings and prints. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9, from 5-9 p.m.; the exhibition will remain on view through Jan. 31.

From the exhibition statement: “Often times when art exhibitions feature paired artists there is the assumption that these artists share conceptual or stylistic groundings. Shared approaches do exist (i.e. biological motifs, making work that makes itself, patterning, finding elegance in restraint) but the genesis of this exhibition grew out of a friendship with the notion that respect for each other will support mutual artistic growth.”

Hom, an artist based in Philadelphia and Andover, NY, earned a M.F.A. degree in sculpture from Alfred University’s School of Art and Design in 1987. She has garnered numerous prestigious awards including the Pew Fellowship in Visual Arts, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Fulbright Research Fellowship to South Korea (2007. She has had major site installation exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution.

Parry, whose work has been featured nationally, was born in Hornell, NY, and grew up in Philadelphia. She is the daughter the late Dr. William Parry ’47, longtime professor of ceramic art in the Alfred University School, of Art and Design and a 1947 Alfred University graduate. Her career encompasses public and private commissions from Alaska to New York City, with many exhibitions in and around Boulder, CO, where she lived from 1970 to 1989, and in the Detroit, MI, area from 1990 to 2018. Parry returned to Alfred with her husband, film scholar and English professor Lesley Brill, in 2018.

Regular Gallery hours resume with the opening of the Hom-Parry exhibition: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 11a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.