Main Gallery

Under Pressure:
September 2 - 25, 2016
Ellen Heck
Jenny Robinson
April Vollmer
Heather Swenson
Under Pressure: Redefining the Multiple is the first in a new series of collaborations between Rochester Contemporary Art Center and The Print Club of Rochester. Including national and regional 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. 
October 7 -
November 13

Opening Reception: October 7, 6-9pm

Artists' Talk:
October 8, 1pm

Special Event with Peter Edlund:
First Friday,
November 4, 6-9pm
Yvonne Buchanan (Syracuse, NY)

Brandon Ballengee (Lafayette, LA)

Peter Edlund
(New York, NY)

Aaron Miller
(New York, NY)

Dorene Quinn (Syracuse, NY)
Vanish features the work of five contemporary artists who examine literal and metaphoric loss and disappearance. Their artistic practices employ diverse media to reflect the anxieties of living in a rapidly changing world. The exhibition provides a complex and engaging context for considering our history, our current environment and our collective future.
26th Annual Members Exhibition:
December 2, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Artwork Drop Off:
Nov. 4, 12-9pm,
Nov. 5 & 6, 12-6pm

Opening Reception: Friday, Dec. 2, 6-9pm

10% off for members 6-7pm

Awards Announced: Dec. 2 at 7:30pm

First Friday:
Dec. 2 & Jan. 6, 6-9pm

The Days the Artists Spoke: Dec. 3 & 10, 1-5pm

Artwork Pick-up:
Jan. 17, 5-7pm,
Jan.18 & 19, 12-6pm

Closed to the Public: Dec. 24, 25, 31 & Jan. 1
RoCo's Members

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Thank you RoCo Members! To show our gratitude, we’ve named an exhibition after you! Any member may enter one artwork maximum 36” x 36” x 36”.

Artists may join or renew their membership at the time of drop-off.

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Special Events


The Days the Artists Spoke:
Dec. 3 & 10, 1-5pm

RoCo's Members

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The Days the Artists Spoke is a multi-day event of short, back-to-back talks by participating artists. Artists may sign up to speak about their work in the Members Exhibition or their creative practice. This is a unique event where visitors can learn more about many different regional artists.

LAB Space
View the archive of past LAB Space exhibitions.

Graphic Arts Workshop GAW Portfolio Exchange:
September 2 - 25, 2016
Graphic Arts Workshop/
Print Club of
This exhibition is a printmaking portfolio exchange between Print Club of Rochester members and Graphic Arts Workshop artists (San Francisco).

The Graphic Arts Workshop was founded by faculty from the California Labor College in 1952. In the early years, members printed posters, leaflets and pamphlets in support of peace and civil rights issues. During the Sixties, the GAW lent space for anti-Vietnam War activities
Meredith Davenport 8,817 Goodbyes:
Oct. 7 - Nov.13, 2016

Opening Reception:
October 7, First Friday

Artist Talk:
Meredith Davenport 8,817 Goodbyes documents the death of Meredith Davenport’s urban beehive last October while simultaneously exploring the process of grieving her partner who also died last year. The title refers to the number of photographs she made of over 800 dead bees that were found as the hive collapsed. The work interweaves the internal narrative of loss to the larger narrative of environmental loss.

Public Art

dartt What You Put in:
June 1 - Sept. 30, 2016
Kevin Dartt What You Put In is a large sculptural water feature that investigates water use in relation to the largest system of fresh water in the United States, The Great Lakes. The artist reminds us not to abuse fresh water by bringing these large bodies of water down to a human scale.

RoCo Upstairs Gallery

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