Unconditional Care explores today’s most pressing health issues and shares the stories and concerns of those most directly impacted by them. From chronic illnesses, pregnancy, cancer, and gun deaths to sexual assault, the artists share their powerful personal experiences. Through video, sculpture, painting, and photography, they reveal how complicated it
Deadline: 5pm (EST) on September 14, 2023 Overview Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) invites artists to propose three images for a temporary public art installation at our main facility. Through this call for art we aim to offer a simple submission process for incisive, surprising, and unique imagery that will
Rochester Contemporary Art Center welcomes general and video submissions for future exhibition seasons. POSTMARK DEADLINE: December 31 Versión en español disponible aquí GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 1. Up to 20 images on USB flash drives with a checklist. The checklist must include name, address, phone number, email address; followed by the
Q: How long have you all been members and why did you join RoCo? A: Annessa & Michael - We joined RoCo about two years ago. It is always great to support a local institution devoted to the arts and we love the opportunities you give for artists like us!
We are all so sad to learn of the passing of artist John Retallack. John was a talented photographer and book artist. Of his work he wrote: " Each moment is precious and is an opportunity to produce significant images. Given all this... sometimes a meaningful photograph... is just a
Numinous Pools is a group exhibition surfacing ritualistic practices and alternative temporalities in film and video art from around the Great Lakes. In metaphorizing the Great Lakes’ formative processes, this single-channel exhibition is inspired by how time has animated the melting of this region’s ecologies and histories into fluid wholeness.
George Leopard, beloved husband of 50 years to Sue Huggins Leopard and father to Beau Leopard, died on Monday, May 9th in home hospice at his East Avenue residence in Rochester, NY. He was 77 years old. George grew up in St. Mary’s City in Southern Maryland and spent happy
Home of the Spiritual Telegraph: Rochester at the Intersection of Science and Belief by Gerry Szymanski The first half of our 19th century -especially after the war of 1812- was an era of good feelings and bad judgement, one of holiness, humbug, and hysteria. It was a time of sentimentality
Messages & Mediums brings together two artists who explore Spiritualism and technology through their artwork. Shannon Taggart and Matthew Ostrowski bring very different artistic backgrounds and practices to this exhibition. Taggart’s involvement with Spiritualism and its practitioners is personal and long-term. Ostrowski’s musical and multi-media projects take many forms, with
*Update 8/15/21 We don’t currently have any available studios* Artists and designers have exclusive access to the studio spaces through their own secure entrance. Each studio features a large window, wall space outside the studio for exhibiting artwork, and access to a large communal space for meetings or collaborative work.
Sadly, within the span of a year, Rochester has lost one of our most generous, creative, and intellectually curious couples: Jaqueline Levine (November 26, 1951 - May 23rd, 2020) and John Borek (May 21, 1949 - April 3, 2021). As CITY Newspaper's Jeff Spevak said, 'John Borek [and Jackie Levine]
It is with incredible sadness and tremendous gratitude that we remember Stewart Davis, who passed away earlier this week. Stewart was a champion of local arts and a wealth of knowledge about the community. He sat on numerous non-profit boards and his steady, easygoing personality was a consistent presence at
Before, when I dressed from the waist down, I spent each morning rushing to the train. With cat-like agility, I descended 3,000 perilous steps from street level to the subway platform. There, I was rewarded with the scent of urine and dog-sized rats tossing aside poison traps to fight over
"Dissolving the Frontier" is a collection of works that are indicative of a pervasive tension brewing in Colorado amidst the shifting social, political and environmental challenges of a regional identity in flux. The notion of the frontier is an image of the prototypical American myth, where rugged individualists can create
The Rochester Art Community lost a major figure, a renowned artist and influential educator. Kurt Feuerherm died early Wednesday morning, November 6th, surrounded by family. His life was filled with loving relationships with people from everywhere he lived and visited. He has been described as having led an “amazing and
Three pieces are in the exhibition, one a diorama moving-image mystification of the turn of days (Britt Mosley "Sunset"), another a tingling iterative speculation on plant intelligence (Anna Scime "Understory"). And lastly a woman at night dancing with moths, as allegory on the notion that by living, we are under
Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) and the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House (Anthony Museum) jointly present this special request for proposals as part of major women’s rights anniversaries being celebrated next year. 2020 marks the 200th birthday of human rights activist Susan B. Anthony and the 100th Anniversary
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Art Handler (@arthandlermag) on Sep 11, 2019 at 10:16am PDT It’s easy for me to scoff now at the silly situations I put myself in for scant wages without benefits or steady hours.
Ultimately, Collage is a technique of piecing together disjointed parts, manifesting a thought process and even a way of life with an increasing relevance to our fragmented reality. If you have recently searched “#collageart”, you might have been surprised to see over 2.2m Instagram posts and numerous “Top 10” lists.
Books can lead to movies. And movies spin off soundtracks. It’s symbiotic art: where one form begets, even depends on, the other. And yet, one can stand on its own without the other. And that’s exciting, because it allows for new contexts and meanings to form. Consider recorded music and
He felt closer to dust…than to light, air or water. – W. G. Sebald, The Emigrants Armed with brooms, vacuums, and mops, we clean to eradicate dreck from our lives. With Sweepings, Cory E. Card calls attention to the ontological foolishness of the endeavor. Card’s subject matter is strange, repulsive. After
Power is the Ultimate Aphrodisiac - Henri Kissinger, The New York Times (28 October 1973) Bleu Cease: Federico, congratulations and thank you for working with us on this exhibition. Your work freely mixes ‘high’ and ‘low’; painting and virtual environments in a unique and idiosyncratic way. When I first encountered
One year ago we launched our new website. One of our goals from the beginning was to not only feature our exhibitions and events in our main gallery and other spaces, but to use the site as a platform for sharing ideas, and highlighting artists and writers. We're excited to
This program is comprised of works by four artists currently working in Milwaukee, WI, a detail that is both significant and incidental. What really binds these works is in the artists' embrace of the personal mode, as varied as that is from work to work. Each of these videos are
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. -Karl Marx Federico Solmi is a storyteller and satirist who uses his art as a vehicle to stimulate a visceral conversation with his viewers by highlighting the delirium permeating present-day society. Solmi’s work adroitly provokes an complicated discourse about the history
Q: Why did you join RoCo? A: We fell in love with Rochester when we relocated here in 2010, and we saw RoCo as a place that not only celebrated the vibrant art and design community but also celebrated Rochester as a city and its people. We wanted to be
Can you name Five Women Artists? Art organizations around the world are asking this question in order to draw attention to the underrepresentation of female artists. At RoCo we thought we would celebrate International Women's Day and women in the arts by highlighting some of the many local artists who
We mourn the loss of Lawrence (Judd) Williams, who passed away on February 25, 2018. A thoughtful artist and influential educator, Williams was a major figure in the Rochester art community. Judd and his late wife Julianna Furlong Williams played a significant role at RoCo and its predecessor, The Pyramid
In 2018 our community has come together to celebrate the 200th Birthday of Frederick Douglass. We’ve been inspired by his words and actions, and galvanized by the Stanley Edwards monument (1899) of Douglass. This commanding statue is certainly one of Rochester’s most important artworks. Unknown to many Rochesterians, it is
As 2017 comes to a close, we've almost achieved our goal of 1,000 members for the first time ever! To all of you who joined or renewed: Thank you for supporting contemporary art in downtown Rochester. This year’s curated exhibitions included more than 20 emerging and established artists from New
RoCo is honored and excited to announce the Stewart Davis & Anne Havens fundraising gallery, named in recognition of their many contributions and generous support of RoCo. Thank you Stewart & Anne! From the beginning Rochester Contemporary Art Center (formerly Pyramid Art Center) has presented cutting-edge local, regional and national
Mug shot is a casual term for a police booking photograph. The suspect is set against a bare background as portraits of the head and shoulders are taken. In the first the suspect looks straight at the camera. In the next he or she faces the side. Periodically, Crime Stoppers
Witness features works by Paul Dodd and the late Leo Dodd, contrasting their shared impulse to document and record differing aspects of Rochester, NY. The exhibition includes a selection of 27 paintings by Leo Dodd (1927-2015), completed after his retirement from a career as an engineer. Later in life Leo
"You can see its form if you follow the surfaces" – Bill Sellers That advice should get you from trying to define lines, how they rise, cut to the right, left, make a geometric satisfaction before the sculpture spires up like an obelisk, its stainless steel reflecting light, negative spaces
Q: Why do you love RoCo? A: RoCo is so completely unique to our city. I love the way it connects local, regional and international artists, both as a way for the artists to present their work and as a way to educate and share ideas in our community. Every
RoCo is located in a neighborhood that’s experienced a dramatic transition over the past 100 years. Early 20th-century photos of the East Avenue/Scio Street area show a vastly different landscape, that featured mostly houses – not commercial buildings! Distinguished homes in the latest styles of the day – Italianate, Second
Q: Why do you love RoCo? A: I love RoCo because of the ways in which I feel that it promotes accessibility in the local art scene - by offering Rochesterians the opportunity to experience diverse exhibitions at an affordable price and by inviting them to more actively participate in
That’s the day Pyramid Arts Center opened with a members exhibit by the original 28 artists. Antonio Petracca had what his buddy's, Albert Robbins and John Kavanaugh, thought was an intriguing idea, but an idea with a couple of downsides. Open a space where young artists could show and maybe
You Helped Us Reach 950! In the last few days of 2016, we met and exceeded our goal of 950 members, an all–time record for RoCo! Thank you to all of you who joined or renewed, helping to make our 2016 membership campaign a huge success. Completed 1 big facility
Q: Why do you love RoCo? A: We love RoCo because it offers an amazing array of contemporary art in an urban and intimate setting. They feature local, national, professional, and amateur artists, something from/for everybody. RoCo is unique to Rochester, and a place where we always feel at home
Q: Why do you love RoCo? A: RoCo provides a window to the current world of art which is often linked with social issues.This gallery is unique and plays a pivotal role in our community. It excels in bringing people together around a topic. Q: How long have you been