nder the direction of Thom O'Connor the printmaking program at the University at Albany has acquired international acclaim. Through his own achievements as an artist and his dedication as a teacher, Thom has made an invaluable contribution to the University during the nearly four decades he has taught here.

O'Connor's recent prints continue his longstanding involvement with landscape-inspired color field abstractions. Luminous colors and stark contrasts of tonality suggest light-filled spaces of ambiguous scale. Complex technical procedures result in images that are vividly engaging.

The Art Department is pleased that this exquisite exhibition is available for view in the University Art Museum. Our students will benefit from exposure to work of this calibre right down the hall from their classrooms, and the wider University and Capital Region community will have the opportunity to see the work of an outstanding artist in their midst.

 

Roberta Bernstein
Chair, Art Department