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Metal Sculptor is Focus of New Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition

ROCHESTER, NY.- Rochester sculptor Albert Paley has earned an international reputation for his ability to manipulate cold, hard metal into organic, seemingly impossible forms. Over a career spanning more than three decades, he has completed more than 60 monumental commissions for sites from Washington DC to Houston to Los Angeles. Now he is the subject of Albert Paley in the 21st Century, an exhibition that brings together 37 sculptures and models and 16 drawings produced between 2000 and 2010. Highlights include a 15-foot-long model of the gates Paley designed for the St. Louis Zoo, populated by a steel rhino, giraffe, egrets, fish and a host of other animals; the bright red, 12-foot-tall model for a much larger outdoor sculpture in Charleston, West Virginia; and the magnificent design study for a gate at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch a video on the making of RIT’s immense Sentinel