Featured exhibit set at FMCC gallery

Johnstown – Coiled Infinities, paintings and sculptural installations by Terry Bat-Sonja Zacuto, is currently the featured exhibit in Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Perrella Gallery.

Coiled Infinities is an exhibition of abstract paintings and sculptural installations by Schenectady artist Terry Bat-Sonja Zacuto. The exhibition’s theme is based on Zacuto’ s exploration of ideas and emotion that were inspired by the concept of snakes, a news release said.

According to the release, Zacuto says of her works included in Coiled Infinities, “This whole body of work stemmed from one word: snake, which one day literally out of the blue came into my head. It was not one of those words that needed to be explored in verse, I simply had the strong urge to paint snakes.”

In the release, Zacuto said exploring the reptile was a challenge for her.

“[It was] very odd, for someone born in South Africa, who has had a life-long fear of snakes, yet the more I painted snakes, the less revulsion and I felt. The work began to move into a very sensual coiled flow of endless variations of ceaseless movement, complexity, thickness, and color-emotions that presented themselves with each new painting, until I was completely unselfconscious.”

Zacuto has exhibited nationally and regionally and has works in many private collections, the release said.

The exhibition will close with a public reception and artist’s talk on March 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free event, the release said, and refreshments will be served.

Perrella Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. The gallery is closed weekends and will be closed on Monday. Directions can be found by visiting the website www.fmcc.edu.

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