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Gus Mazzocca Exhibit at Contemporary Art Galleries in Storrs Examines 4 Decades of Printmaking
Until his retirement last year, Gus Mozzocca taught printmaking at the University of Connecticut for 40 years (imagine how much grading he had to do). To celebrate his long career, Contemporary Art Galleries at UConn, headed by Barry Rosenberg, put together a retrospective entitled 4 Decades/4 Generations, taking place on two different campus sites — the Galleries and the nearby Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts a group exhibit of works by four artists who studied under Mazzocca. Mazzocca's artistic legacy (that's his "All Leveled Up Totem (self-image)," a 2004 mixed-image collage, pictured above), the exhibit shows, is undoubtedly as secure as his legacy as a teacher.
By Michael Hamad
February 11, 2013