"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.