"Still at it": The Art and Schematics of Rich deCorse

Rich deCorse, "Henry Mugwump," 2001

Exhibit:  July 17, 2016 – December 18, 2016
Reception:  July 17, 2016 — 2:00pm - 4:00pm


The clanking of gears, the flowing melodies of a piano, and the etching of pen across paper: these are a few of the sounds you encounter in Rich deCorse’s workshop. Among the many tables and the many more tools that lay upon them, Rich melds his artistic and occupational repertoire to give life to his artworks. 

Drawing on this assemblage of materials and ideas, pieced together as a puzzle into a coherent whole, Rich creates unique works that reference one another in the way each was designed and rendered. 

“Still at it”: The Art and Schematics of Rich deCorse explores the intersection of work and art: how the knowledge, skills, and techniques Rich gained as a design engineer at Bell Aerospace influence, shape, and relate to his artistic endeavors.


This exhibition and programming is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Rich DeCorse, "Henry Mugwump," 1999-2001