What happens when Death's son is a little nicer than Death himself, and has a hard time continuing the work of his father? Local artist Nicholas Gurewitch has the answer in his newest project, an art book called "Notes on a Case of Melancholia, or: A Little Death."… [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
City Newspaper Art Blog
Rochester photographer and videographer Alex Weiser, who brands his work as "Between Your Ears," wants to encourage playfulness in his new interactive photo presentation, "Working in Public." The experimental display showcases Weiser's photographs — all of them taken this June — alongside short sentences, words, and ideas which can be arranged and rearranged along five wire lines to create loose narratives.… [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
City Newspaper Art Blog
June 12, 2017atThe Metropolitan Museum of ArtA week before my birthday, I drove alone down to New York City. I had an invitation from my cousins - Diane and Arthur Abbey - who I hadn't seen in quite a while, for a big party. The invitation was for an art opening that they were having at The Metropolitan Museum of Art! It seems that they have been collecting Japanese baskets for some years and they were giving this collection as a gift to The MET. These weren't just any old baskets - this was a high art form, and I had to go see it for myself.The Guggenheim is just up the street.....I arrived early so I took a walk up Central Park and stopped in to look at the Guggenheim, and spend a little time in their gift shop. There is something so iconic about this museum, which I can remember when it was being built. I have seen many shows there, but there was nothing as important as what I was going to see at The MET, so I walked back down the park. A very hot day in New [...]
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
The Visual Art Worker
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Arton the campus of Cornell UniversityJune, 2017 is turning out to be a most enchanting month, and I have been on the road ( literally ) from western New York sites like Niagara Falls to the eastern metropolis of New York City. As we stayed in Ithaca, New York overnight after a wonderful visit in the Finger Lakes region we wanted to take our Swiss visitors up to the Cornell University campus to see the panoramic view from the fifth floor of the Johnson Museum.Olive Tjaden Hall houses Fine Arts as part of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell UniversityWe paused for pictures outside of the museum, and I notice that the building where I earned my MFA had not changed much at all over the years. Then we went up to the Johnson Museum and took the elevator up to see the panorama.Our view up Lake Cayuga, from the Johnson MuseumWhen we got off the elevator we checked out the view and some ancient cuneiform tablets and Tibetan thangkas. I was also attracted to art from Java: shadow puppets with intricate cut patterns and almost comic characters made [...]
Sat, Jun 17, 2017
The Visual Art Worker
Cathy Gordon working in her studio at Main Street Arts
Cathy Gordon is one of our current artists in residence at Main Street Arts. She is working on mixed media paintings and cut paper pieces during the month of June, 2017. We asked her a few questions about her artwork and studio practice. Cathy Gordon working in her studio at Main Street Arts Q: To start off, please you tell us about your background.While I grew up on Air Forces bases across the United States and always created art, my love affair with art began when my parents divorced. My father moved to Chicago and my mother, my sisters, brother, and I moved to western Kansas. I know that sounds odd because you would not associate art with a small town in Kansas but it was a critical time in my life and as it happened the high school art teacher in that small town was a truly great art teacher (and a gifted artist in his own right!). I can't begin to tell you how many of his students went on to become artists, art teachers, designers, photographers etc… He continues to mentor me to this day. I went on to paint, draw, and print my way through the University of Kansas [...]
Tue, Jun 13, 2017
Main Street Arts Gallery
Installation view from "Utopia/Dystopia", painting in foreground by Polly Little
Installation view from ‘Utopia/Dystopia', painting in foreground by Polly Little Juried exhibitions are interesting from my perspective as a gallery director. There is much less control of the outcome in an exhibition like this. Typically, I get to choose each artist—and many times, each specific piece—that will be included in a show. From the beginning, I have an idea of how the exhibition will come together and how it can be installed to become an interesting thing unto itself. However, in a juried show I have no control over what will be displayed, only how it will be displayed. The usual exhibition at Main Street Arts has its beginnings in seeing a specific piece by an artist and slowly building the idea for the exhibition around that. The place that I end up may be different from where I started but it is this organic process that keeps things interesting for me from year to year. The current national juried exhibition, Utopia/Dystopia features 40 artists from 15 different states selected by our juror, John Massier—visual arts curator at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. The idea for this exhibition came to me last year during the strange spectacle that was primaries [...]
Mon, Jun 12, 2017
Main Street Arts Gallery
A group of University of Rochester scientists is studying ice up to 800,000 years old to track ways global warming is affecting the Earth.- In a modest office jutting off the brutalist brick building of Hutchison Hall at the University of Rochester, geologist Vasilii Petrenko sits behind a desk looking out at the Genesee River. “It's really different than the ice you'd see in the river, in the sense that it's full of air bubbles,” he says, referring to glacial ice ... [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
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Chef Sean O'Donnell and his virtual cuisine- Sean O'Donnell may have pulled the biggest fast-one in recent Rochester culinary memory. O'Donnell has established a new, niche restaurant that has piqued the hungry interest of hundreds in Rochester. But he's never served a single patron. That's because The Bistro at Hotel Normandie only exists on Instagram. For now. “I started Flour City Foodcore—a ... [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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