Seeing the Walls From Both Sides by Andrew Salomone

        View this post on Instagram         A post shared by Art Handler (@arthandlermag) on Sep 11, 2019 at 10:16am PDT It’s easy for me to scoff now at the silly situations I put myself in for scant wages without benefits or steady hours.

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Reclaiming Cut and Paste by Etty Yaniv

Ultimately, Collage is a technique of piecing together disjointed parts, manifesting a thought process and even a way of life with an increasing relevance to our fragmented reality. If you have recently searched “#collageart”, you might have been surprised to see over 2.2m Instagram posts and numerous “Top 10” lists.

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Carbon 25 (turn the sound down) by Chad Oliveiri

Books can lead to movies. And movies spin off soundtracks. It’s symbiotic art: where one form begets, even depends on, the other. And yet, one can stand on its own without the other. And that’s exciting, because it allows for new contexts and meanings to form. Consider recorded music and

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Sweepings by Cory Card intro by Heather A. Shannon

He felt closer to dust…than to light, air or water.  – W. G. Sebald, The Emigrants Armed with brooms, vacuums, and mops, we clean to eradicate dreck from our lives. With Sweepings, Cory E. Card calls attention to the ontological foolishness of the endeavor. Card’s subject matter is strange, repulsive. After

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Federico Solmi interview with Bleu Cease

Power is the Ultimate Aphrodisiac - Henri Kissinger, The New York Times (28 October 1973) Bleu Cease: Federico, congratulations and thank you for working with us on this exhibition. Your work freely mixes ‘high’ and ‘low’; painting and virtual environments in a unique and idiosyncratic way. When I first encountered

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Scenes of Place: Milwaukee by Ben Balcom

This program is comprised of works by four artists currently working in Milwaukee, WI, a detail that is both significant and incidental. What really binds these works is in the artists' embrace of the personal mode, as varied as that is from work to work. Each of these videos are

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The Good Samaritans by Larry Ossei-Mensah

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.  -Karl Marx Federico Solmi is a storyteller and satirist who uses his art as a vehicle to stimulate a visceral conversation with his viewers by highlighting the delirium permeating present-day society. Solmi’s work adroitly provokes an complicated discourse about the history

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No Soil Better Intro

In 2018 our community has come together to celebrate the 200th Birthday of Frederick Douglass. We’ve been inspired by his words and actions, and galvanized by the Stanley Edwards monument (1899) of Douglass. This commanding statue is certainly one of Rochester’s most important artworks. Unknown to many Rochesterians, it is

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A Reflection On Mug Shots by Erica Bryant

Mug shot is a casual term for a police booking photograph. The suspect is set against a bare background as portraits of the head and shoulders are taken. In the first the suspect looks straight at the camera. In the next he or she faces the side. Periodically, Crime Stoppers

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Witness Intro by Bleu Cease

Witness features works by Paul Dodd and the late Leo Dodd, contrasting their shared impulse to document and record differing aspects of Rochester, NY. The exhibition includes a selection of 27 paintings by Leo Dodd (1927-2015), completed after his retirement from a career as an engineer. Later in life Leo

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Reprogression by Kitty Jospé

"You can see its form if you follow the surfaces" – Bill Sellers That advice should get you from trying to define lines, how they rise, cut to the right, left, make a geometric satisfaction before the sculpture spires up like an obelisk, its stainless steel reflecting light, negative spaces

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Step Around by Kitty Jospé

Step Around - with thanks to Bill Sellers and RoCo We are invited to step up to step around this sculpture— step out of to see what's step- ped into this steel. We wonder why he calls it Step Around— and what steps were necessary to compose the 18 feet,

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