An exhibition of sculpture and photography, titled “Abby Golodik ’18: A Precarious Balance & Frank Rapant ’07: After the Fire,” is now on view at the Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts, Crowell and West Galleries.
Golodik’s body of work consists of steel sculptures with wood and stone elements, varying from enclosed planes to open bar structures.
There is, she notes, “a progression from balanced pieces to pieces with visual movement… I have pushed working with simple geometric forms that grow organically, like crystalline structures.”
Golodik graduated cum laude with a degree in studio fine arts. She was awarded the Charles Alexander Richmond Prize in Fine Arts. A sculpture lab technician in the Department of Visual Arts, she resides in Schenectady.
Rapant is a photography and exhibition technician. His photos capture the electrical fire that ravaged his Rensselaer County home in winter 2014.
“When tragedy struck my life, my first response was to try to make art out of it,” he writes. “Some of these images are autobiographical, some are documentary, and some are abstract expressionism. They all speak to the sense of optimism within the loss and tragedy my family has experienced.”
Following the fire, Rapant, his wife and three daughters moved to a new location in Castleton, N.Y. He regularly displays his work regionally and beyond.
The Feigenbaum Center show runs through Aug. 8.