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20-foot tall Paley sculpture to reside at RIT

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Rochester Business Journal
June 11, 2013

Rochester Institute of Technology soon will be home to a 20-foot tall original piece from noted metal sculptor Albert Paley.

The sculpture, known as Between the Shadows, weights five tons and is scheduled for installation this November in the newly formed quad between Golisano Institute for Sustainability and Louise M. Slaughter Hall. The sculpture is one of 13 on display for a Park Avenue exhibition in New York City this week.

“When Albert shared with me his vision for the project and asked if the university would consider accepting one of these pieces after the conclusion of this prestigious show in New York City, we were very interested,” said James Watters, senior vice president for finance and administration at RIT. “As we have done with additional quads on campus to create a more aesthetically pleasing, pedestrian-friendly area, this sculpture will nicely tie in the courtyard between GIS and the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies.”

WXXI is chronicling Paley's work in a series of online videos showing the creation of the sculptures. The six-part series includes interviews with Watters and has debuted every Thursday night through the finale on June 20.

Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works, including the Sentinel, a 73-foot tall sculpture in the administration circle at RIT.

(c) 2013 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email

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