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Cubes

June 29, 2015 - July 1, 2015 Cubes is a 25 feet wide and 15 feet tall interactive light sculpture made of collapsible cubes, embedded with LED strips. Software allows Cubes to be played, and a human to computer interface gives infinite variations in both color and movement. The large

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Kyle Butler

October 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017 Kyle Butler's recent work Map of Dead Ends, Buffalo NY was a prompt for this installation at Rochester Contemporary Art Center. This installation is presented as part of Points of Departure: Meditations on Mapping curated by Colleen Buzzard and Karen Sardisco. The map

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Witness: Leo Dodd & Paul Dodd

October 6, 2017 - November 12, 2017 RoCo presents Witness featuring works by Paul Dodd and the late Leo Dodd (1927 – 2015). The exhibition contrasts their shared impulse and decades-long commitment to documenting different aspects of Rochester, NY. In the mid-nineties Paul started painting portraits of local people. One

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On The Side 2017

August 3, 2017 - August 12, 2017 RoCo and the Rochester Advertising Federation invite members of the RAF to exhibit their "on the side" fine artwork. "The exhilaration of having my personal work hang in the RoCo/RAF On The Side show is just the kind of jolt every commercial artist

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Shibori: The Transformation of Fabric

September 16, 1983 - November 4, 1983 Shibori: The Transformation of Fabric is an international exhibition of Shibori, a decorative cloth dyeing technique developed in Japan. Traditionally used for Kimono fabrics, Shibori incorporates stitched and pleated patterns before the fabric is immersed in dye. 15 artists from the US and

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What You Put In

June 1 - September 30, 2016 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

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6x6x2017

June 3, 2017 - July 16, 2017 Rochester Contemporary Art Center's International Small Art Phenomenon returns for the 10th year. View and Purchase 6x6 Artworks from all years here: www.roco6x6.org Thank you for your support! Photos Underwritten by: Colleen Buzzard & Hartmut K. Land Anne Havens & Stewart D. Davis

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Step Around

June 2, 2017 - November 5, 2017 Step Around (1976) by William Sellers is an 18 foot tall stainless steel abstract geometric sculpture 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

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Upstate Invitational Exhibition

May 1, 1987 - June 6, 1986 The 4th Annual Upstate Invitational Exhibition features 16 emerging and established artists from the Rochester, NY region, whose work focuses on community issues. Artists Norman Aborjaily, Armanda Balduzzi, Catherine Bebout, Diane DeCaire, Scott Dohring, Toni Elderkin, Barbara Fox, M.M. Lum, Michael Maier, Robert

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It’s Not Funny

April 7, 2017 - May 13, 2017 It’s Not Funny brings together artists, designers, and collectives who use toys and humor to engage with serious subject matter. The diverse projects featured in this exhibition combine playful objects with unexpected and deeper cultural critique. About the Artists Airigami (Rochester, NY) is

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Fritz by Ben Gonyo

April 7, 2017 - May 13, 2017 This installation by Ben Gonyo expands on the documentary film series by the same name. Fritz challenges visitors to consider the life and career of a 70 year-old, hard-of-hearing, struggling artist. All is not as it appears in this story, and Gonyo’s narrative

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Within – Without

March 9, 2007 - April 8, 2007 Within - Without is an installation by Jane Notides-Benzing that includes transparent cellophane, colorful shapes, and calligraphic lines suspended in air to create unbound abstractions. Photos

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Pax Kaffraria

February 3, 2017 - March 19, 2017 Meleko Mokgosi (Francistown, Botswana) makes figurative paintings that fit together to form “chapters” in large installations that suggest stories or narratives. This multi-venue exhibition at RoCo and the Memorial Art Gallery is the first time the chapters of Mokgosi’s project Pax Kaffraria are

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Michael Harris: Works on Paper

February 3, 2017 - March 19, 2017 In these mixed media paintings on paper, Michael Harris seeks balance through the juxtaposition of found images with formal explorations and an attraction to less than conscious ideas. Photos

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Three Dimensional Diversity

February 6, 1987 - March 7, 1987 Three Dimensional Diversity is an exhibition of works by six sculptors from Alfred University's Department of Three Dimensional Studies. The exhibited mediums include wood, fiberglass, neon, metal, electricity, plastic, cast bronze and iron, stone, and enamel. Artists Andy Billeci, Tom Lacagnina, Bill Parry,

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Pulse

December 2, 2016 - April 15, 2017 Pulse by Fitzhugh Karol consists of five totemic, undulating forms carved with chainsaw and handtools. The artist intends his pieces to be engaged with, touched, and walked through and around. He uses scale, texture, and repeating forms to connect visitors to the works.

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26th Annual Members Exhibition

December 2, 2016 - January 15, 2017 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.” The Days the Artists Spoke The Days the Artists Spoke is a multi-day event of short, back-to-back

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Vanish

October 7, 2016 - November 13, 2016 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

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8,817 Goodbyes by Meredith Davenport

October 7, 2016 - November 13, 2016 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 took of over 800 dead bees that were found

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Under Pressure 2016

September 2, 2016 - September 25, 2016 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, regional, and international artists, this exhibition reflects the ongoing efforts of PCR to recognize a paradigm

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GAW Portfolio Exchange

September 2, 2016 - September 25, 2016 This exhibition is a printmaking portfolio exchange between Print Club of Rochester members and San Francisco's Graphic Arts Workshop artists. GAW was founded by faculty from the California Labor College in 1952. Their social concerns were reflected in each artist’s style and in

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On The Side 2016

August 4, 2016 - August 14, 2016 RoCo and the Rochester Advertising Federation invite members of the RAF to exhibit their "on the side" fine artwork. “Advertising keeps us busy, but On the Side is the chance to show your passion. What you do on the side, after your work

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6x6x2016

June 4, 2016 - July 17, 2016 Rochester Contemporary Art Center's International Small Art Phenomenon returns for the 9th year with thousands of artworks from all around the world! Opening Night’s Master of Ceremonies is Jack Garner, iconic Rochester film critic, author, and media celebrity. Garner participated in 6x6 almost

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Exploring Narratives by Manny Aloha

April 1, 2016 - May 13, 2016 In this new series of collages Manny Aloha (Hawaii) reveals his passion for earthly pleasures and preservation. He uses the process of making collages to creatively purge his growing and obsessively collected magazine archive, and attempts to employ collage as a way to

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The Ordinary and the Divine

April 1, 2016 - May 13, 2016 The Ordinary and the Divine is Kathy Calderwood’s largest solo exhibition in over 20 years and includes the latest paintings from her ongoing projects The Hall of Suitors and Paramours and The Sacramental Objects. The exhibition also includes one painting from her series

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One Cubic Foot: The Genesee River

February 5, 2016 - March 13, 2016 One Cubic Foot: The Genesee River showcases the work of award-winning photographer David Liittschwager through more than 60 images captured at the Genesee River in August 2015. The photographs illustrate the rich diversity found in a small space during the equivalent of 24

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Makers & Mentors 2016

February 5, 2016 - March 13, 2016 Makers & Mentors 2016 includes work by celebrated abstract painter Sheldon Berlyn and four of his former students. All studied with Berlyn during his tenure as a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1962-1999. Makers & Mentors highlights

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25th Annual Members Exhibition

December 3, 2015 - January 17, 2016 RoCo welcomes all members to celebrate A Quarter Century of Art and Members. Any member may enter one piece maximum 36" x 36" x 36." Artists may join or renew their membership at the time of drop-off. The Days the Artists Spoke The

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Question Bridge

October 3, 2014 - November 16, 2014 Question Bridge: Black Males is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between black men from diverse and contending backgrounds. Artists Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Kamal Sinclair, and Bayeté Ross Smith traveled the country to collect over 1,500 question and answer

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Rick McKee Hock: Artist vs Artist

September 4, 2015 - November 15, 2015 Artist vs Artist is one of four special exhibitions of photographs, drawings, and sketchbooks in celebration of the life and work of Rick Hock. This program is presented in partnership with the Memorial Art Gallery, Visual Studies Workshop, and the George Eastman Musuem.

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Brooklyn Bridge

September 4, 2015 - November 15, 2015 Brooklyn Bridge features five New York-based emerging artists, exhibiting together for the first time. The exhibition aims to create new connections, bringing a range of thoughtful and unique artworks to Rochester. Brooklyn Bridge is presented in partnership with the Memorial Art Gallery and Robert Henry Contemporary.

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Under Pressure 2017

September 1, 2017 - September 24, 2017 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 a paradigm shift in how prints are

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Mizin Shin

September 1, 2017 - September 24, 2017 Mizin Shin’s work addresses the interdependency of 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

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Tied by Water

July 28, 2015 - July 29, 2015 Tied by Water is an ongoing, multidisciplinary exploration of the Great Lakes by performance artist and Joyce Foundation Fellow Moheb Soliman (Minneapolis, MN). Soliman is tracing the entire Great Lakes coastline by land for four months and RoCo will host him in Rochester.

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6x6x2015

June 6, 2015 - July 12, 2015 Rochester Contemporary Art Center's International Small Art Phenomenon returns for the 8th year with thousands of artworks from all around the world! Opening Night’s Master of Ceremonies is Pam Sherman, the "Suburban Outlaw." The annual 6x6 show at RoCo is the kind of

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Ride It: Art and Bicycles in Rochester

April 3, 2015 - May 15, 2015 Ride It is a diverse exploration of bicycle culture, history, advocacy, and creativity in the Rochester region. Ride It features a range of projects including photography, graphic artworks, paintings, historical displays, and short films. This unique exhibition is presented in partnership with many

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Hipstory by Amit Shimoni

April 3, 2015 - May 15, 2015 Hipstory is a series of illustrations that recreate iconic figures and place them in a different time and culture, creating a new and altered portrait of them. Amit Shimoni (Jaffa, Israel) describes his process as "a game of 'Ping-Pong' with reality." I capture

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Foundlings by Bill Klingensmith and Robin Cass

February 6, 2015 - March 15, 2015 Foundlings showcases the initial results of a new collaboration between Bill Klingensmith and Robin Cass. With elements of both traditional artisanry and high-tech fabricating, these collaborative pieces explore the boundaries between art, craft, and design. Photos

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Makers & Mentors 2015

February 6, 2015 - March 15, 2015 Makers & Mentors 2015 features recent artworks by Richard Hirsch and seven of his former students, including Hojeong Jeong (Korea), Joanna Poag (Rochester, NY), Krisaya Luenganantakul (Thailand), Liz Howe (Saratoga Springs, NY), Minkyu Lee (Green Bay, WI), Robin Whiteman (Honeoye, NY), and Tybre

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24th Annual Members Exhibition

December 4, 2014 - January 18, 2015 RoCo welcomes all members to show their work in the 24th Annual Members Exhibition. Any member may enter one piece maximum 36" x 36" x 36." Artists may join or renew their membership at the time of drop-off. The Days the Artists Spoke

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Dialogues: Young Men of Color

October 3, 2014 - November 16, 2014 Dialogues: Young Men of Color explores the experiences of black, Latino, and South East Asian young men in Rochester through interactive media and discussing challenges and triumphs in education, economics, employment, entertainment, and criminal justice. Organized by Rochester Community Television. Photos

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Poolastic

September 18, 2014 - September 19, 2014 New Jersey-based Shua Group transforms 10,000 bottles into a swimming pool for all to enjoy! The resulting image of kids and adults swimming in a pool of plastic collected in the streets of Rochester is both festive and haunting, offering the viewer a

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State of the City 2014

August 1, 2014 - September 27, 2014 State of the City 2014 features large-scale installations by Ron Klein, Laura Quattrocchi, and The Shua Group, each encouraging us to think differently about our surroundings and consider consumption and waste. Klein's complex and varied installations grow out of his traveling and collecting

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6x6x2014

June 7, 2014 - July 13, 2014 Rochester Contemporary Art Center's International Small Art Phenomenon returns for the 7th year with thousands of artworks from all around the world! Opening Night’s Master of Ceremonies is President and CEO of WXXI Norm Silverstein. View and Purchase 6x6 Artworks from all years

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Surveying Print: 84 Years of Editions from the Print Club of Rochester

April 3, 2014 - May 11, 2014 For more than 80 years, the Print Club of Rochester has been an active force in supporting printmakers and print enthusiasts. Through lectures and demonstrations, and their annual Presentation Print commission by a prominent printmaker, the club has worked to share the best

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Dirty Dozen: The Outlaw Printmakers

April 3, 2014 - May 11, 2014 The Outlaw Printmakers is a diverse group of accomplished working artists and artist/teachers from across the US. Although the artists’ styles differ, all are dedicated to fine printmaking using contemporary, socio-political, and edgy imagery. This exhibition includes artworks by Tom Huck, Dennis McNett,

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Scraped, Scratched, and Splattered

February 6, 2014 - March 16, 2014 Scraped, Scratched, and Splattered is a series of one of a kind prints. Tarantelli refines his pieces with the intention of unifying the natural and the man-made modern world. Photos

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Makers & Mentors 2014

February 6, 2014 - March 16, 2014 Makers & Mentors is a new exhibition celebrating the artwork and influence of one of the region’s most well-known and accomplished artists, Carl Chiarenza. In addition to his successful career as an exhibiting artist, Chiarenza taught Art History and the History of Photography,

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23rd Annual Members Exhibition

December 5, 2013 - January 12, 2014 For the 23rd consecutive year Rochester Contemporary Art Center welcomes all current members to show their artwork. Awards Members Choice Award - Bill Stewart What’s your favorite? The Members Choice Award is an interactive award selected by members. Each time a member visits

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