Main Gallery

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On the Side:
August 3 - 12

Fundraising Opening Reception:
August 3, 6-9pm
with select cocktails and food by the Daily Refresher

Admission: $10/$5 for members of RoCo and RAF

First Friday:
August 4, 6-9pm

Rochester Advertising Federation Members RoCo and the Rochester Advertising Federation invite members of the RAF to exhibit their "on the side" fine artwork. Not a member? Join the RAF here.
Under Pressure:
September 1 - 24

Preview Party & Art Auction:
August 31, 6-9pm


Opening Reception: September 1, 6-9pm

Artist Talk:
September 2, 1pm
Featuring new and recent artworks by:

Nick Ruth
Jeffrey Dell
Mike Delucia
Sean Caulfield
Under Pressure: Redefining the Multiple returns for the second year of this new series of collaborations between Rochester Contemporary Art Center and The Print Club of Rochester.

Including national, regional  and international artists, this exhibition reflects the ongoing efforts of the Print Club of Rochester to recognize a paradigm shift in how prints are considered and the expansion of the definition of print media. Under Pressure 2017 will include a wide range of work that transcend traditional approaches and move beyond two dimensions.


Special Events

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6x6 Purchased Artwork Pick-Up Days:
August 4 - 12, 12 - 5pm
Missed the chance to pick up your purchased 6x6s?

Next Artwork Pick-Up Days are August 4 - 12. Mark your calendars! Star those dates! Your artwork wants to come home!
Under Pressure Preview Party & Art Auction:
August 31, 6-9pm
Hors d’oeuvres and libations / Silent Auction / Meet the Artists

$50 / 50 tickets available
    
Call RoCo
(585-461-2222) or visit the site to purchase tickets
Slow Art Day:
Public Art Detour

September 14 - 23,
12 - 4pm
William Sellers RoCo is intervening on the sidewalk to celebrate the slow art movement and engage people more deeply with its public art installation. Slow Art Day has emerged as a voice for this movement and its mission is to help people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art. The public art detour will encourage the passersby to slow down and participate with the public art installation and write down their reflections.
Filthy Animal's Plasticrap:
June 2 - November 5
John Kastner "We have become an enormously prolific species whose consumptive habits crowd out the rest of life on earth. These habits have created a world vastly different than the one in which we evolved...What new purpose in life can we envision if we give up the drive for status and the unquenchable thirst for acquiring ever more meaningless plastic junk?"
- John Kastner


LAB Space
View the archive of past LAB Space exhibitions.

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Mizin Shin:
September 1 - 24

Opening Reception: September 1, 6-9pm
Mizin Shin Mizin Shin’s work addresses the interdependency societal systems. The artist is currently and constantly adopting, and adapting to, multiple cultures. Theories and topics of research that have informed her work include Self-Organization and pattern formation, The Butterfly Effect, Chaos Theory, Complexity Science and Complex Adaptive Systems, Entropy, Emergence, and Small-world networks. Through these phenomena, her projects are designed to help lead viewer-users to discover the nearly infinite distribution of responsibility across intertwined networks.


Public Art

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Step Around:
June 2 - November 5
William Sellers Opening First Friday, June 2 and on view through November 5, Rochester Contemporary Art Center will display Step Around (1976). The 18’ tall stainless steel abstract geometric sculpture is presented as the latest installation in RoCo’s new public art program.

Also launching on June 2 and permanently on view, The Metropolitan will host Reprogression (1976) as part of a larger public art installation at Main & Clinton in Downtown Rochester. Both sculptures, installed 4 blocks from each other, will be available to the public, 24/7 free of charge.


RoCo Upstairs Gallery

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Stay tuned!      


The RoCo Room

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RoCo Thredz RoCo Thredz season 1 features designs by: Tanvi Asher, Amy Casey, Wendell Castle, Andy Gilmore, Anne Havens, Kurt Ketchum, Range, Heather Swenson, and Adam Werth Get ready for RoCo Thredz, a series of limited edition, Artist-designed wearables that will be available for purchase starting June 2. Help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary in style, while supporting the future of RoCo. All proceeds benefit RoCo's Endowment Funds. RoCo Thredz are limited! Each piece is signed by the artist and numbered for your collection. Special items, made just for RoCo Thredz, will be available in smaller quantities.

Ongoing

Various

Artworks for sale in support the Future Fund.

All proceeds from works ensure the future of contemporary art in downtown Rochester and support a permanent and stable base for Rochester Contemporary Art Center's continued growth.

View all donated Future Fund artworks available for purchase here.

Pictured: String of Pearls by Brian O'Neil

 


ART-O-MAT

ART-O-MAT® is a repurposed cigarette vending machine that now offers original artworks for just $5.

The ART-O-MAT® offers small artworks in a recycled retro format.