For all the ways that we can connect to one another, there are private experiences and thoughts and emotions that are difficult — or impossible — to access. It's important to remember to make space for and acknowledge the inner life of others and of ourselves. This tension of our revealed and private faces is the central theme of Rochester-based artist Melissa Huang's work. Her paintings are intimate peeps at figures in landscapes, with glittering, geode-like inner-scapes embedded within each human form.
Huang's solo exhibition, "Cavern," is on display this month at Makers Gallery & Studio, 34 Elton Street. An opening reception will take place Friday, March 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. Regular hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment. Free. 507-3569; firstname.lastname@example.org.