Within – Without

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.

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Pax Kaffraria

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 being exhibited together. Visit both RoCo and

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Michael Harris: Works on Paper

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.

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Three Dimensional Diversity

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, Fred Tschida, Bill Underhill, Glenn Zweygardt

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Pulse

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. Karol uses tar to achieve the deep

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26th Annual Members Exhibition

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 talks by participating artists. Artists may sign

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Vanish

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

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8,817 Goodbyes by 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 took of over 800 dead bees that were found as the hive collapsed. The work interweaves

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Under Pressure 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 shift in how prints are considered and

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GAW Portfolio Exchange

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 the co-operative form of the Workshop. In

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On The Side 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 day is done... Last year’s show was

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6x6x2016

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 since the exhibit’s inception. “I love the 6x6

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Exploring Narratives by Manny Aloha

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 reuse and recycle. For this series, Aloha

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The Ordinary and the Divine

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 of Family Festoons. Calderwood draws upon her

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One Cubic Foot: The Genesee River

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 hours, in what was once one of

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Makers & Mentors 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 the importance of art education in the

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25th Annual Members Exhibition

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 Days the Artists Spoke is a multi-day

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Question Bridge

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 videos from over 150 men. The resulting

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Rick McKee Hock: Artist vs Artist

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. Hock made extraordinarily complex images filled with

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Brooklyn Bridge

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. About the Artists Shoshana Dentz’s delicate paintings

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Under Pressure 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 considered; and the expansion of the definition

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Mizin Shin

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 and Complex Adaptive Systems, entropy, Emergence Theory,

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Tied by Water

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. Soliman's performance overlays images, language, and gesture

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6x6x2015

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 event that feeds the soul of our

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Ride It: Art and Bicycles in Rochester

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 local and regional organizations, and is in

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Hipstory by Amit Shimoni

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 things that arouse thoughts and feelings within

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Foundlings by Bill Klingensmith and Robin Cass

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.

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Makers & Mentors 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 Newcomer (Mt. Pleasant, MI). All seven studied

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24th Annual Members Exhibition

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 The Days the Artists Spoke is a

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Dialogues: Young Men of Color

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.

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Poolastic

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 metaphor for the excesses of consumer society.

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State of the City 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 creative practice. The Shua Group creates movement-based

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6x6x2014

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 here: www.roco6x6.org Thank you for your support!

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

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 of contemporary printmaking with a wide audience.

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Dirty Dozen: The Outlaw Printmakers

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, Sean Starwars, Artemio Rodriguez, Derrick Riley, Bill

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Scraped, Scratched, and Splattered

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.

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Makers & Mentors 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, and mentored many other artists. Joining Chiarenza

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23rd Annual Members Exhibition

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 the gallery during the exhibition they will

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Signals Now

Signals Now is a collaboration between Rochester Contemporary Art Center and Signal Culture, a new experimental media art organization based in New York State. The four internationally renowned media artists featured in the exhibition are among the first to participate in Signal Culture’s media art residency program. About the Artists:

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Street-ish

Street-ish, a State of the City exhibition, includes works by four young artists and is presented in partnership with The Memorial Art Gallery. Street-ish includes paintings and sculptures that are informed by street art and contemporary urban culture. About the Artists Kurt Ketchum (Rochester, NY) brings together elements of street

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6x6x2012

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's International Small Art Phenomenon returns with thousands of artworks from all around the world! Opening Night’s Master of Ceremonies  is Pam Sherman, The Suburban Outlaw. View and Purchase 6x6 Artworks from all years here: www.roco6x6.org Thank you for your support!

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6x6x2013

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 Masters of Ceremonies are artists Wendell Castle and Nancy Jurs. View and Purchase 6x6 Artworks from all years here: www.roco6x6.org Thank you for your support!

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Eat It

Eat It presents the works of artists and collectives who explore food and consumption from very different angles. Eat It continues a new series of exhibitions focusing on national and local artists who document our most pressing current issues and explore the topics that shape our world today. Works by

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In the Space Separating by Heather Swenson

Heather Swenson's installations arrange both observed and invented objects and spaces to navigate the accumulation of images and information in her daily life. In the Space Separating brings together paintings, collages, drawings, and found objects to create abstract narratives that are analogous to her thought process.

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Makers & Mentors 2013

Makers & Mentors 2013 celebrates the artwork and influence of Kurt Feuerherm, one of the region’s most well-known and accomplished artists. Feuerherm is joined by his former students Peter Monacelli (Rochester, NY), Patricia Dreher (CA), and Kristine Bouyoucos (Rochester, NY)

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22nd Annual Members Exhibition

For the 22nd consecutive year Rochester Contemporary Art Center welcomes all current members to show their artwork. The opening reception is also the announcement of our purchase of our 137 East Avenue facility, and the launch of the Future Fund!

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Me Pix

Me Pix: Picturing Ourselves in Video and Photography is an exhibition of new video, photography, and electronic media artworks by five emerging artists. About the Artists Ann Oren's (New York, NY/Israel) work investigates forms of communication and the spectacle-infused self, digging into one's tendency to be, watch, and act under

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Whose Space? Our Space!

State of the City 2012: Whose Space? Our Space! is a current and challenging exhibition that asks the question, "How are artists and activists redefining public space today?" The makers, dancers, collectives, and groups featured in the exhibition address specific concepts and conventions of public space in relation to surveillance,

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Evinn Neadow

The project began the day before my twenty-first birthday and ended the day my son was born. The images offer only fragments of events as they occurred. Even when attempting to show the construction of my character I was able to conceal so much of the truth. -Evinn Neadow

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Visual Rhythms by Kristine Bouyoucos

Visual Rhythms features artworks by Kristine Bouyoucos.

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