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State of the City 2011

August 5, 2011 - September 25, 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, present moment, and future of Downtown Rochester. This vital series of exhibitions generates important discussions across the art community and fosters productive collaborations between artists, cultural institutions, urban planning/architecture professionals, and the general public in Upstate/Western NY.

Launched in 2008, State of the City exhibitions bring together artists from various backgrounds and disciplines who document and explore Upstate NY cities. This series of exhibitions features local, emerging, established, and international artists alike. State of the City exhibitions engage the public and creative professionals by considering and envisioning the history and future of upstate cities.


Jim Mott, Cary Markerink, Mark Edward Grimm, The Landmark Society of Western New York, and Bartow+Metzgar with James Downer & Greg Stewart