Reproduction of Sharon Mendola, Corel #20, 1999, on flyer for Sharon Mendola: A Retrospective exhibition. Image courtesy of the Burchfield Penney Art Center Archives.
Sharon Mendola: A Retrospective (1975-99)
On View Saturday, June 5–Sunday, July 11, 1999
Sharon Mendola was a professor of design at Buffalo State College whose abstract works are infused with light, color, and rhythm. Mendola stopped painting on canvas in 1985 when illness affected her productivity. However, beginning in 1995, she started to use computer technology to continue to evolve her work, and the smaller-scale computer prints are richly constructed of subtle color and texture overlays. The exhibition presented key works from public and private collections that represent the significant series in her career.