TV Sucks Out Your Brain

May 14, 1993 - June 4, 1993 TV Sucks Out Your Brain is an installation exhibition by six artists who address the issue of TV violence and its influence on the minds of both children and adults. Artists Jaye Arney, Cory Cottrell, Jason Dean, Nathan Mourey, Matt Nash Photos

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Fibrous Extremities

March 5, 1993 - April 18, 1993 Fibrous Extremities features works by 14 female artists from Upstate New York exploring the versatility of fiber as a medium. The exhibited fiber methods include handmade paper, batik, printed and painted fabrics, quilted works, basketry, and weaving. Artists Susan J Blumendale, Kristine T.

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Fade to Black

March 5, 1993 - April 18, 1993 Fade to Black features fiber works, sculptures, drawings, and prints by Jappie King Black. Photos

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Figure

October 16, 1992 - November 7, 1992 Figure features a diverse grouping of artworks that explore and present the human form and the concept of humanity. Artists Ted Aub, Alicia Bailey, Robert Flynt, Sari Gaby, Kioshi Ike, Rosa Labove, Rosaleen Marion, Bruce MacWhorter, Anne Arden McDonald, Michael Moretti, David Richardson,

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AIDS: An Acquired Awareness

October 16, 1992 - November 7, 1992 AIDS: An Acquired Awareness is an exhibition of works advocating for increased awareness of the risks and challenges of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Curated by David Kwasigroh, David Pruden, Pamela Susan Hawkins, and Ken Weimar. Photos

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3rd Annual Members Exhibition

September 18, 1992 - October 8, 1992 The 3rd Annual Members Exhibition features works by members of the art center in a variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, video, installation, and performance art. The exhibition marks the 15th anniversary of the art center. Photos

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Upstate Invitational

January 15, 1992 - February 28, 1992 The Upstate Invitation is an annual exhibition that works to promote emerging cultural forces in the community and to bring attention to under-recognized artists in the area. The selected artists work in a variety of mediums including video and electronic imaging, sculpture, and

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The Airport Artists’ Exhibit

January 15, 1992 - February 28, 1992 The Airport Artists' Exhibit presents the work of six artists whose work will be featured in the newly renovated Greater Rochester International Airport. Artists Wendell Castle, Nancy Jurs, Ruth Manning, Richard Margolis, Peter McGrain, Bill Stewart Photos

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Mythical Details

December 6, 1991 - January 5, 1992 Mythical Details presents works by Peter McGrain, Debra Stewart, Brian Manning, and Bruce Klauck, who all explore realistically rendered elements re-composed into dream-world surrealist images. Photos

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Tree

October 25, 1991 - December 1, 1991 Tree is a group exhibition celebrating the significant role of trees and forests in the community and around the world, both as a physical resource and a spiritual icon. Artists Joan Lyons, Smith Dudley, Tom Lightfoot, Vincent Massaro, Mike "Cousin" Kelly, Terry Slade,

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The Arena Group: Forty Years of Modern Art in Rochester

June 8, 1991 - July 7, 1991 The Arena Group: Forty Years of Modern Art in Rochester is a retrospective celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Arena Group, the first group in Rochester to promote the work of emerging contemporary artists in the 1950s. Photos

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Krysia Mnick and Joel T. Pickard

May 22, 1991 - June 1, 1991 An exhibition featuring the work of Krysia Mnick and Joel T. Pickard. Mnick presents Angels and Others, shamelessly romantic pastels in progress, while Pickard shows Paintings of Sculptures I'll Never Make, preliminary sketches for his postcards series. Photos

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Utopian Ideals, Multiple Realities

April 12, 1991 - May 26, 1991 Utopian Ideals, Multiple Realities is an exhibition that examines ideals, both individual and universal, and how these ideals mesh with day-to-day living. The show features more than 30 artists representing a rich diversity of work that includes art installations, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography,

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The Art of the Poster

March 29, 1991 - April 5, 1991 The Art of the Poster features a diverse range of graphic design by some of the most talented and influential designers in the profession. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Photos

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Upstate Invitational

January 19, 1991 - February 17, 1991 Upstate Invitational features the work of eight local and regional artists. Ranging in style from colorful mythology to critical documentary, this exhibition sends the signal that art can be an integral part of how we choose to live. Artists Patricia Bacon, Todd Beers,

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The City

November 30, 1990 - January 6, 1991 The City features the work of over 40 local artists, who each offer their own insights about the city of Rochester, NY. The result ranges from installation work, paintings, videos, and a series of performances on opening night. Artists Kevin Adams, Joan Allen,

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Committee Chair in the News

November 30, 1990 - January 6, 1991 Committee Chair in the News is an installation by Mark Dreimiller (Rochester, NY) that addresses the influence of the media on our perception of public figures. Photos

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The Body Electric

October 18, 1990 - November 8, 1990 The Body Electric is a video art series curated by Cat Ashworth. Artists Pratiba Parmar, Margie Strosser, Lawrence Andrews, Maxi Cohen, John Sturgeon, Marlon Riggs, Mona Smith, Ellen Spiro, Robert Beck, Kathy High, Marc Paradis, Ante Bozenwitch, Shalom Gorewitz, Dan Reeves, Gary Hill,

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Jorge Somarriba Mural Project

July 23, 1990 - August 23, 1990 The Jorge Somarriba Mural Project is a public art piece commissioned by the art center with a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation of Baltimore, MD. Jorge Somarriba completed the mural during a one-month residency at the East Wall of Howard Hanson Plaza

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Afterlives

May 20, 1990 - June 24, 1990 Afterlives features paintings by Elain R. Defibaugh. Photos

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Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House

May 5, 1990 - June 3, 1990 Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House is a video and sound installation by Bill Viola. In memory of Phineas P. Gage. Photos

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Orders

March 9, 1990 - April 8, 1990 Orders is an exploration of the systems that we make in our personal, social, political, and academic lives. The exhibit features paintings, audio work, performances, photography, sculpture, film, and writing. Artists Luis Cruz Azaceta, Gordon Bleach, Vin Borrelli, Carrier Air Conditioning, Renee DuHart,

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The Works of Lyman Piersma

November 10, 1989 - December 30, 1989 The Works of Lyman Piersma is a retrospective featuring a series of abstract acrylic paintings and an artist's book edited by Piersma entitled Going to Camp. The book is a collaborative work by 21 writers and visual artists who contributed pieces that showcase

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Auto/Chromes

October 7, 1989 - November 5, 1989 Auto/Chromes presents photographs by Art Berman. Photos

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Upstate Invitational

September 15, 1989 - October 22, 1989 The Upstate Invitational focuses on exhibiting the work of Central New York area artists. The 14 artists exhibited work in disciplines ranging from drawing, painting, sculpture, video, photography, and multi-media installation. Artists Jane Crow, Marie Fiske, Jonathan Kirk, Katherine Krupp, David MacDonald, Karen

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Visions Unheard

May 19, 1989 - June 18, 1989 Visions Unheard is a national invitational exhibition featuring work by 12 deaf artists. Artists Chuch Baird, James Canning, Doris jean Cox, Randy Dunham, Paula Grcevic, Michael Jolliffe, Gary meyers, Henry Newman, Gerald Pagane, Joan Popovich-Kutscher, Joy Raskin, Dorothy Schieven Photos

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Kam E Flazh

April 22, 1989 - May 14, 1989 Kam E Flazh is a computerized multi-media installation by Jean Gallagher comprised of computer programmed slide projectors, images, screens, and soundtrack. The title of the exhibition is derived from the phonetic spelling of the word "camouflage" and draws attention to issues of animals'

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Works by Anne Punzi, Mollie Wolf, and Roberly Bell

April 22, 1989 - May 21, 1989 Works by Anne Punzi, Mollie Wolf, and Roberly Bell presents sculptures and paintings by the three exhibited artists. Photos

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Public Relations: Kodak, the Community, and the Media

March 17, 1989 - April 9, 1989 Public Relations: Kodak, the Community, and the Media is an installation examining the divergent perspectives and fragmentary coverage of the Kodak-Rand Street controversy and how they have shaped public perception of the issue. The installation includes television news clips, newspaper articles, press releases,

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Recycled Imagery

March 17, 1989 - April 9, 1989 Recycled Imagery features works that explore the process of recycling and its meanings and messages within popular culture by appropriating images and texts, presenting them in a new context. The works include photography, painting, xerography, collage, artist books, and installations. Artists Babette Augustin,

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Computers and Photography

March 17, 1989 - April 14, 1989 Computers and Photography features works that explore the relationship between computers and photography as two separate, but intertwined, mediums. Included are images that mimic traditional art techniques, as well as visibly non-conventional methods. Artists Paul Berger, Stan Bowman, Robin William Brown, Terry Gips,

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The Arena Group Exhibition

December 11, 1988 - December 31, 1988 The Arena Group Exhibition features work by members of the Arena Group, an art club in Rochester, NY. Featured mediums include painting, metal, clay, fiber, photography, papermaking, collage, drawing, prints, and mixed media. Artists Eric Bellman, Peter Berg, Elizabeth King Durand, Achille Forgione,

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Lost Architecture of Kiev

November 12, 1988 - December 9, 1988 Lost Architecture of Kiev is a photographic exhibition from the Ukrainian Museum in New York City. The exhibition features the architecture of Kiev, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe. Photos

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Sequenced Imagery

November 6, 1988 - December 4, 1988 Sequenced Imagery features painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. Artists Robert Anderson, Binnie Birstein, David Calver, Steve Flanagan, Janet Goldner, Pamela Hawkins, Maria Henle, Sue Higgins Leopard, Tatana Kellner, Katherine Kreisher, Joseph Miceli, Daniel Nierman, Greg Smith, Jeanne Ungemach, John Wineland, Glen Zweygardt Photos

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Rocks and Rust

November 6, 1988 - December 4, 1988 Rocks and Rust presents 40 silver print photographs taken by Judy Sanchez of the environmental sculptures of Peter Menzies, who creates three-dimensional forms from recycled materials. Photos

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Upstate Invitational

September 16, 1988 - October 9, 1988 The Upstate Invitational includes the work of Rochester, Buffalo, and Binghamton, NY based artists. Photos

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Four Letter Word Series

September 16, 1988 - October 9, 1988 Four Letter Word Series features works in gouache and chalkboard paint on pages from a braille Playboy Magazine. These 50 drawings by Mary M. Lumm bring into question the physical and conceptual parameters of language; each drawing has a four-letter word with duel

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Photomaton

November 20, 1987 - January 2, 1988 Photomaton is the first group exhibition to showcase a contemporary survey in photobooth art. The exhibition is designed to recognize photobooth art as a genre, to show artists working in the field, and to survey contemporary trends. Artists Jef Aerosol, Jarad Bark, George

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Installation/Environment/Three

September 18, 1987 - October 17, 1987 Installation/Environment/Three presents sculptural installations by William Sellers, Judy Heimann, and Deirdre Shinners. Photos

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A Ripple of Thunder: A History of Black Motorcyclists in America

July 10, 1987 - August 1, 1987 A Ripple of Thunder: A History of Black Motorcyclists in America provides a documentary study of black motorcyclists, their organizations, and their vehicles. Collette Fournier Adolph Dupree present photographs, slides, video tapes, written texts, taped interviews, and artifacts. Fournier is the Staff Photographer

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Airwork

June 5, 1987 - June 6, 1987 Airwork is a high-risk dance performance by the Elizabeth Streb Dance Company (New York, NY). Photos

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Tattoo: A Living Art

June 13, 1987 - July 3, 1987 Tattoo: A Living Art consists of photographs of tattoo art, historical information on the art of tattooing, and a collection of Tattoo Cards from around the world. The exhibition also features live installations of tattooed individuals talking to visitors and discussing their personal

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Paintings on Paper

February 6, 1987 - March 7, 1987 Paintings on Paper features works by Michael Harris, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship recipient and MFA graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Photos

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Alternate States: Northeast Fiber Art

December 12, 1986 - January 17, 1987 Alternate States: Northeast Fiber Art is an invitational exhibition of nontraditional fiber art from artists in the Great Lakes Region and New England. The exhibited works include weaving, needlepoint, and textile sculptures. Artists Lina Dean, Susan Ferrari Rowley, Barbara Joan Solomon, Blair Tate,

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Moral Visions

October 24, 1986 - November 29, 1986 Moral Visions presents paintings and drawings by Jerome Witkin in the style of "narrative realism." Witkin's works focus on themes of human behavior and morality, and the passage of time.  Photos

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Artist Park

September 19, 1986 - September 20, 1986 Artist Park converts the art center's front and side lawns into a space devoted entirely to the arts in memory of Newell White. Photos

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Works by Denise Heischman and Lawrence M. Williams

September 12, 1986 - October 11, 1986 Works by Denise Heischman and Lawrence M. Williams presents intaglio etchings by Heischman and sculptures and drawings by Williams. Photos

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Artists Choose Artists

June 20, 1986 - July 19, 1986 Artists Choose Artists is an exhibition featuring 10 artists from Central and Western New York. The curators of the exhibition selected five artists, who in turn each invited one additional artist to participate in an effort to involve exhibiting artists in the curatorial

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Rochester Finger Lakes Exhibition

May 2, 1986 - June 7, 1986 Rochester Finger Lakes Exhibition is a juried exhibition in collaboration with the Memorial Art Gallery and the Visual Studies Workshop. It features 83 artists from 19 counties in Western and Central New York State. A range of media is featured, including painting, sculpture,

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Off-Axis

March 14, 1986 - April 19, 1986 Off Axis presents the first exhibition of holographic fine art in Upstate New York. Holograms allow artists to use light to form 3D images, resulting in the audience's ability to view the artwork from multiple angles and perspectives. Among the exhibited works are

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