Work It

Work It presents the works of 4 artists who document and explore employment, work, and related issues. Work It also explores the local history of labor and employment law as according to a group of educators, attorneys, and labor advocates. About the Artists Kathryn Clark's (San Francisco, CA) foreclosure quilts are

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Paintings and Sculptures by RJ Miller

Paintings and Sculptures features artworks by RJ Miller.

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Makers & Mentors 2012

Makers & Mentors is a new exhibition celebrating the artwork and influence of one of the region’s most well-known and accomplished artists, Robert Marx. New work by Marx is exhibited alongside artworks by Marx's former students, Ron Pokrasso and David Bumbeck. RoCo's Makers & Mentors exhibition series highlights the importance

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Shelter

Shelter is the third and final performance of the Needs series by Longva+Carpenter. One woman sits at a square table, piled high with tiny pea-sized stones. She considers, counts, and drops each one to the ground. A second woman, with an identical table and chair strapped to her back, attempts

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21st Annual Members Exhibition

For the 21st consecutive year Rochester Contemporary Art Center welcomes all current members to show their artwork.

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Ethereality by Christina Laurel

Ethereality features artworks by Christina Laurel.

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Scapes

Scapes is an exhibition of new electronic media artworks that relate the human body and the landscape. This new exhibition presents works by Jason Bernagozzi (Rochester, NY), Debora Bernagozzi (Rochester, NY), Sterz (Rochester, NY), and Jamie Hahn (Spokane, WA) that offer unique human-landscape interactions. The artists draw upon sources such

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Subterranean Surrogates by Paul Dodd

Subterranean Surrogates is a photo installation by Paul Dodd.

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State of the City 2011

State of the City 2011: In The Loop takes Rochester’s unmistakable, often maligned, and nearly 50-year-old ring highway, the Inner Loop, as a departure point. The artists in the exhibition employ diverse methods such as traditional landscape painting, photo documentation, interactive video, and psychogeography to consider and discuss the history,

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The Knockout Artist

Abraham Ferraro battles with his mechanical spring-loaded boxing machine, repeatedly getting punched in the face. Each blow leaves a mark, creating an abstract painting. The artist's 4’ x 11’ ring is a kinetic sculpture, complete with turnbuckles and ropes, teetering up and down. Ferraro is accompanied by a Ring Master,

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Northeast Regional Contemporary Fiber Exhibition

The Northeast Regional Juried Contemporary Fiber Exhibition is a collaborative effort between RoCo and and the Surface Design Association presenting 28 artworks that expand the definition of fiber art. Jurors include Gerald Mead, a Buffalo-based artist, independent curator, and writer, who was a long-time curator at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center;

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A Pioneer of Electrostatic Art by Charlie Arnold

A Pioneer of Electrostatic Art features artworks by Charlie Arnold.

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20th Annual Members Exhibition

The 20th Annual Members Exhibition presents the work of over 300 of RoCo's members.

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Geometries

Geometries is a two-person media exhibition featuring recent works by Christopher McNulty and Andy Gilmore. About the Artists Christopher McNulty (Opelika, Alabama) focuses on the way in which the human mind parses and digests the raw, and perhaps unforgiving, nature of our surrounding environment. McNulty documents his journey through physical,

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State of the City 2010

State of the City 2010 is a group exhibition featuring Trevor Flynn, Amy Casey, and Spectres of Liberty. The exhibition engages artists, creative professionals, and the public in considering the history and envisioning the future of upstate cities. About the Artists Amy Casey's small detailed paintings present fantastical and impossible

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6x6x2011

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's International Small Art Phenomenon returns with thousands of artworks from all around the world! View and Purchase 6x6 Artworks from all years here: www.roco6x6.org Thank you for your support!

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6x6x2010

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's International Small Art Phenomenon returns with thousands of artworks from all around the world! View and Purchase 6x6 Artworks from all years here: www.roco6x6.org Thank you for your support!

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Painted Photographs by Crissy Welzen

Painted Photographs features 10 tiny photo-paint hybrids by Chrissy Welzen. Welzen paints atop photographs, but smartly shows her talent by masking off thin pieces of the photos, then removing the tape to expose the image beneath. This glimpse reveals how the photo-real world varies for each of us when filtered

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Makers & Mentors 2010

Makers & Mentors 2010 presents new sculptures, paintings, and drawings by influential artists and educators Judd Lawrence Williams and Julianna Furlong Williams, along with the work of their former students, Elaine Defibaugh and Illa Loeb. Co-Curated by Nancy Kelly and Bleu Cease.

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Other Worlds

Other Worlds presents new sculptures by Paul Knoblauch and recent drawings by John Krastner, including his illustrations for Nannette Nocon's book What’s Up with Yuk?

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Alicia Ross

Recent works by Alicia Ross

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19th Annual Members Exhibition

The 19th Annual Members Exhibition presents works by RoCo's members.

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Tony Hess

Artworks by Tony Hess.

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Beauty Plus Pity

Beauty Plus Pity is a fresh, new exhibition by emerging Canadian artist duo Duke & Battersby. The new and recent video installations featured in the exhibition attract, repel, and astonish. Duke & Battersby’s episodic video works bring together found video footage, simple animation, anthropomorphic animals, drugs, lessons in existential philosophy,

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Augurhood by Martha O’Connor

Artworks by Martha O'Connor.

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6x6x2009

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's International Small Art Phenomenon returns with thousands of artworks from all around the world! View and Purchase 6x6 Artworks from all years here: www.roco6x6.org Thank you for your support!

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in between

in between presents paintings and sculptures by Malin Abrahamsson and Ricky Sears, whose works are influenced by their first encounters with Rochester's urban landscape. The works in this exhibition relate to construction, demolition, and the passage of time within urban spaces. in between navigates emptiness and identifies potential in the

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State of the City 2009

State of the City 2009 is a multimedia exhibition that features photographer Lesley Horowitz and street artists FUA Krew. About the Artists Lesley Horowitz (Buffalo, NY/New York, NY) extensively documents the remnants of Buffalo’s industry. She enters and documents dilapidated industrial spaces. The eerie dark places that Horowitz seeks out

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Natura

Natura is an exhibition of photographic works by artists who examine and critique the substance, qualities, and character of the contemporary natural environment. This exhibition was conceived by John Pfahl and is co-curated by Therese Mulligan. All participating artists studied with Pfahl at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he

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Jolene Beckman

Artworks by Jolene Beckman.

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Earth Tones Woman: A Modern Gypsy’s Photo Journal

Earth Tones Women is a mosaic of photographs and oil pastels of indigenous tribal women from the Jamie Columbus' travels to 30 faraway lands. They are displayed in salon style in a cozy room, which the artist transforms from a traditional gallery setting. To acknowledge our community as a global

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18th Annual Members Exhibition

The 18th Annual Members Exhibition presents the work of RoCo's members.

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New Works by Chas Davis

Artworks by Chas Davis.

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Sam Van Aken: Audition

Audition presents three multimedia works by emerging artist Sam Van Aken. Dominating the exhibition is Oh My God, a monumental sound sculpture that freely samples popular culture.

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Margaret Daiss-Hurley

Artworks by Margaret Daiss-Hurley.

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Erin Mallory

Artworks by Erin Mallory.

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State of the City 2008

State of the City 2008 brings together a diverse group of international artists who document and explore cities in Upstate New York. Artists Robert Burley, Avalanche Collective, Ryan Boatright, Jim DeLucia, Bingyi Huang

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The Future Consequences of Neglect

The Future Consequences of Neglect features a body of work by artist Bradley Butler.

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6x6x2008

Rochester Contemporary Art Center's International Small Art Phenomenon returns with thousands of artworks from all around the world! View and Purchase 6x6 Artworks from all years here: www.roco6x6.org Thank you for your support!

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Alison Saar: Sculpture and Works on Paper

Sculpture and Works on Paper, curated by Deborah Ronnen, presents a selection of works by sculptor and printmaker, Alison Saar. Saar explores issues surrounding identity, fertility, and aging in her life-size free-standing forms, wall sculptures, and works on paper. The artist uses a variety of found and recycled materials including

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Extended Gestures by Jessica Julius

Extended Gestures features artworks by Jessica Julius.

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Michael Rogers/ Jack Wax

Michael Rogers/Jack Wax brings together the work of Michael Rogers and Jack Wax. Rogers and Wax have a long history of working and exchanging ideas with one another. Both artists are well known for their unique, though somewhat divergent, use of glass in their creative practice. Their mutual interests in

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17th Annual Members Exhibition

The 17th Annual Members Exhibition: Re_Member presents artworks by RoCo's members.

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The Apostacy

The Apostacy presents work by Michael Bosworth (Buffalo, NY), whose installations combine new media and historical imaging technologies to engage the viewer in a questioning of current and past notions of the imaged experience.

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ImageArt

ImageArt presents artwork and poetry by artists who identify with the LGBTQ+ community.

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Post: September 11

Post: September 11 presents a unique archive of responses to 9/11, collected in New York City shortly after the events of September 11, 2001.

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Descend/Decay by Andrew Fisher

Descend/Decay features paintings by Andrew Fisher. Fear, anger, and desire, exaggerated absurdly to portray a nearly indecipherable hallucination or nightmare. -Andrew Fisher, on his work

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For Drawing Sake

For Drawing Sake features work by five artists working in both traditional and nonconventional drawing mediums.The exhibited artists are all affiliated with Monroe Community College's Department of Art. A variety of approaches to drawing are explored in this exhibition as each artist claims a gallery wall for themselves, displaying framed

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Clear

Clear is an exhibition of photographs by Eric Le Roy that strive to record gestures that embody nonverbal communication.

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Absence/Excess/Loss

Absence/Excess/Loss is a group exhibition of installation-based work considering the process of repetition in relationship to memory and melancholia and how repeated objects relate to the act of mourning. Artists Maire Kennedy, Tara Parsons, Penelope Stewart, Andrea Cote, Daniela Rumpf, Wendy Kawabata, Sarah Hutt

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