Numinous Pools is a group exhibition surfacing ritualistic practices and alternative temporalities in film and video art from around the Great Lakes. In metaphorizing the Great Lakes’ formative processes, this single-channel exhibition is inspired by how time has animated the melting of this region’s ecologies and histories into fluid wholeness.
Home of the Spiritual Telegraph: Rochester at the Intersection of Science and Belief by Gerry Szymanski The first half of our 19th century -especially after the war of 1812- was an era of good feelings and bad judgement, one of holiness, humbug, and hysteria. It was a time of sentimentality
Messages & Mediums brings together two artists who explore Spiritualism and technology through their artwork. Shannon Taggart and Matthew Ostrowski bring very different artistic backgrounds and practices to this exhibition. Taggart’s involvement with Spiritualism and its practitioners is personal and long-term. Ostrowski’s musical and multi-media projects take many forms, with
Before, when I dressed from the waist down, I spent each morning rushing to the train. With cat-like agility, I descended 3,000 perilous steps from street level to the subway platform. There, I was rewarded with the scent of urine and dog-sized rats tossing aside poison traps to fight over
"Dissolving the Frontier" is a collection of works that are indicative of a pervasive tension brewing in Colorado amidst the shifting social, political and environmental challenges of a regional identity in flux. The notion of the frontier is an image of the prototypical American myth, where rugged individualists can create
Recent events are forcing many to finally acknowledge the systemic racism that underlies and permeates so many structures in our society. Along with others, we stand against racial injustice that has resulted in Black lives demeaned, derailed, and cut short. We've been called to say their names: George Floyd, Breonna
Three pieces are in the exhibition, one a diorama moving-image mystification of the turn of days (Britt Mosley "Sunset"), another a tingling iterative speculation on plant intelligence (Anna Scime "Understory"). And lastly a woman at night dancing with moths, as allegory on the notion that by living, we are under
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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