The Gallery at FOUND is an intimate art space located in our lobby. The gallery showcases works of local artists who utilize found imagery, found objects or employ an up-cycling philosophy in their work. Shows change monthly. Please contact Bill Hastings ([email protected]) if you are interested in submitting work for review.
Our Current Exhibit
Paul Colucci will be our artist in the Gallery for the month of August. His show “Sculptural Objects”, opens Wednesday, August 6th and will be installed through Sunday, August 31st.
For almost thirty years Paul Colucci has been immersed in a creative process that is tangible, yet fragile and elusive. The process starts with the beauty seen in the old weathered objects that have been a part of his life since his childhood in upstate New York. He’d play in old barns and wander through fields, and would find his imagination stirred by the relics and inventions of the past he found there. Now, as he creates his pieces, he responds to the textures, shapes, contrasts, and colors of these found objects.
Paul’s guiding inspiration is an innate desire to generate excitement and pleasure derived from the beauty of the objects. He has abandoned many of the traditional woodworking techniques that seem too regimented to allow the energy and emotion of the creative process to come through more directly. In their place, he has developed techniques that are more immediate and spontaneous, and that capture and reflect both the movement and emotion – the balance – that he hopes to create.
Paul Colucci was born and raised in rural upstate New York. As a young boy growing up in the country, the shapes of the landscape and buildings inspired him. He used things that he found to create images and objects. By the time he headed off to college, he decided to focus on engineering. Unfulfilled, he left school and moved to New York City where he built art furniture with found materials. Word spread of Paul’s work and his need for found materials, and he was contacted by farmers to disassemble barns that were slated to be burned by the local fire departments.
Paul’s work became well-known in New York quickly and he was published several times in the New York Times. He eventually left New York and followed his future wife to Denver where he continued to dumpster dive for found materials at renovation sites. He began showing his work in the West and Southwest. He then moved to the middle of the Navajo reservation where he built a studio and continued to be inspired by landscapes and architecture.
Returning to the Northeast in 2006, Paul was instantly hired to work with local businesses to help design and create their retail space. He now resides in Ithaca and continues to do private commissions and local shows.
We hope you’ll make plans to see this exciting new show!
2014 Artist Roster
Paul Colucci, August 6-31
Susan Keough, September 3-28
Ron Lis, October 1 – November 2
Jane George/Loretta Louviere, November 5-30
GIFTED, An Annual Holiday Show December 3-January 4
- IRON MADE: Metal work by Durand Van Doren - June 2014
- Mark Reep: Dreams In Black & White - May 2014
- Alice Gant: My Art’s an Open Book - April 2014
- Tim Wells: Emerging From Winter - March 2014
- Mary Michael Shelley: Painted Woodcarvings, Carving out a Life - February 2014
- The Marriage of Art & Craft: Jewelry Boxes & Mixed Media Paintings by Trina and Jim Bruno - February 2014
- Bonnie Bell ~ Frozen in Time - December 2013
- GIFTED ~ An annual holiday show featuring work of FOUND dealers! - December 2013
- Once More With Feeling ~ Painted book covers and other works by Jim Garmhausen - October 2013
- Jason Cooper King: Past Sense - September 2013
- Randi Millman-Brown and Keith Millman ~ WATER VIEWS: Historic Images of Ithaca in 3D - August 2013
- Kathy Bruce: MELANCHOLIA - July 2013
- Wolff & Nagel: Studio Furniture Inspired by 19th & 20th Century Design - June 2013
- Elizabeth Tilley: Shipwrecked, Rescued & Ready to Rumba: A Sea Change - May 2013
- TWEEN: Works by Mara Baldwin - April 2013
- Cabinets and Sculpture by Jane Dennis: “Clothing On Adventure” - March 2013
- Keith Traub & Theresa Daddona-Traub ~ Unite Two Design/UTD: Farmpunk Fabrication - February 2013
- Deborah Jones ~ The Barn Story: A Graphic Memoir - January 2013
- Gifted ~ A New Holiday Tradition! - December 2012
- Peter Walz, Furniture Craftsman ~ New Work in Exotic and Domestic Species - November 2012
- Roy McCarthy: Atmospheric Graffiti - October 2012
- Linna Dolph: Once The Holes Are Filled… - September 2012
- Oiseaux Sisters ~ Making Objects, Marking Time - August 2012
- 2nd Annual Vintage Paint by Number Show! - July 2012
- Laurie Hanley Raba: My Mother’s Jewels - June 2012
- Mary Anderson: STORYTELLER - May 2012
- Donna Faivre-Roberts: Wisdom of the Wood - April 2012
- Nancy Boyce: Re-Pop - March 2012
- Dee Sprague: Whimsical Old World Animals Painted on Antiques - February 2012
- Nancy Ridenour ~ Cornell Sculpture Garden: Cement Sculpture Abstracts - January 2012
- Anesti Zakos: The Myths of Gulliver - December 2011
- Jon Reis: Road Trip, Amazing Photos of Unseen America - November 2011
- Bill Hastings: HARBINGERS - October 2011
- CARLA STETSON: Ornithography - September 2011
- Mary Reynolds – SHAPESHIFTERS: Transitioning from an old life to a new purpose - August 2011
- First Annual Vintage Paint by Number Show!!! - July 2011