June 2, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Step Around (1976) by William Sellers is an 18 foot tall stainless steel abstract geometric sculpture presented as the latest installation in RoCo’s new public art program. Also launching on June 2 and permanently on view, The Metropolitan will host Reprogression (1976) as part of a larger public art installation at Main & Clinton in Downtown Rochester.
Step Around and Reprogression were produced by Sellers as part of a three artwork set intended to be installed together. A permanent installation site for all three large sculptures was never found, however Reprogression was exhibited at RoCo's predecessor, Pyramid Art Center, then acquired by Sentry Group for the company’s growing art collection. In 2016, the work was generously gifted to RoCo by former Sentry Group owner Richard Brush.
Additionally, Phillips Fine Art and Frame features In Retrospect: Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, a new exhibition of Sellers' paintings, drawings, and small sculptures from the 1950s to 2015.
About the Artist
William Sellers (Bay City, MI) is a highly regarded sculptor in the Rochester area. First trained as an architect, he taught sculpture for several years at the Rochester Institute of Technology and was an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Rochester. In addition to many regional shows, including a one-man show at the Memorial Art Gallery, his work has been included in two Whitney Museum Biennials and in exhibitions at the Stephen Radich Gallery in New York City, The Detroit Institute of Arts, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Colgate University, and Hofstra University. Sellers’ work is represented in numerous collections.