Reduction sculpture can feel more intimidating than other methods of sculpting, if only for the plain fact that one false chip can utterly destroy your endeavor. This week, check out the work of a true master, and meet the artist, too. Ock Hee's Gallery (2 Lehigh Street, Honeoye Falls) will host "The Voice of Nature," a body of marble sculptures and sgraffitos by Italian sculptor Dario Tazzioli. The show will feature luminous, figurative and animal work in Carrara marble as well as sgraffito (drawings etched into layers of tinted plaster and slip clay). In addition to masterfully urging forms from blocks of cold stone, the artist hand-forges his own iron chisels.
"The Voice of Nature opens Saturday, November 29, with an artist's reception from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The show will remain on view through December 30. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in December only. Admission is free. For more information, call 624-4730 or visit ockheesgallery.com.