Painter to display landscapes offering 'a little journey … a little pleasure'


January 5, 2016

The SUNY Oswego Metro Center will display landscape paintings of award-winning Syracuse artist Robert Glisson in a free exhibition from Jan. 21 to March 17.

“Field Days: Landscape Paintings by Robert Glisson” will open officially with a free public artist’s reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in SUNY Oswego’s branch campus in the Atrium Building on Clinton Square in Syracuse.

“As a landscape painter, I am continuously trying to express a feeling or mood in nature,” Glisson writes in an artist’s statement. “To get as close as I can to a ‘possession’ of this beauty, so that I may share it with the viewer, I paint in plein air to best understand the land, atmosphere and spatial relationships.”

Glisson said his goal is to provide viewers with “a little journey … and a little pleasure.” He wrote, “I am not so concerned with a literal copy of a site but an emotional response.”

The artist’s works have shown in numerous exhibitions from Syracuse to Provincetown. Among his awards is a grand prize in the 2012 regional show hosted by the Cooperstown Art Association.

SUNY Oswego Metro Center and its exhibit space, a branch of the college’s Tyler Art Gallery, are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. For evening and weekend hours, call 315-312-2321.

For additional information about this exhibition, call the SUNY Oswego art department at 315-312-2112. People with disabilities needing assistance to attend should call in advance.

PHOTO CAPTION: Emotional response—Syracuse painter Robert Glisson, who seeks to capture feeling or mood in his landscapes through design, color and working outdoors, will exhibit his works Jan. 21 to March 17 at SUNY Oswego Metro Center in Syracuse. An artist’s reception open to the public will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4.