Rochester-based filmmaker Ben Gonyo spent more than five years creating a convincing faux-documentary about a deaf, septuagenarian, undiscovered artist named Fritz. Gonyo placed himself in the story as the documentarian who urges Fritz out of the shadows.… [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
City Newspaper Art Blog
Open Letter Books will conclude the current season of its Reading the World Conversation Series on Monday, May 1, with two events that feature South Korean writer and translator Bae Suah. She will speak at the University of Rochester's Humanities Center (Rush Rhees Library, 755 Library Road, River Campus) from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., and appear at NOX Cocktail Lounge (Village Gate, 302 North Goodman) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.… [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
City Newspaper Art Blog
Joe Lee "Assembly Language" atBevier Gallery, Booth Building, Rochester Institute of TechnologyTwenty years ago, with my class at Rochester Institute of Technology, we took a working tour of a facility at Kodak Park where they had million dollar machines that printed out three dimensional prototypes for their cameras; it was truly eye opening! We were there to design signage and wall decor for a series of rooms in their plant. Everyone was knocked out by the idea that you could print a dimensional model. Now, so many years later the notion of printing in 3D has become commonplace, almost anyone with a thousand dollars can buy a "maker-bot". But there are still surprises in store..I read this month about a printed house you can live in, and there are experiments in printing a working automobile, and then there are the printed guns that shoot."Assembly Language"at Bevier GalleryR.I.T.This month we can see 3D printing in the service of art, and Joe Lee with his show "Assembly Language" calls upon a 3D Printer to make ceramic objects that have a mathematical precision. His show comes as part of annual graduate thesis projects that are now on view [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
The Visual Art Worker
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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Installation shot from the exhibition
Installation shot from the exhibition Our current exhibition, Re-Emerging Artists features two painters who have both been making art for longer than I have been alive. Considering this fact as a painter myself, I find it so encouraging and inspiring to see two artists making such fascinating work after more than six decades of making art. John Greene and Robert Marx met each other around the year 2000 but their history goes back to the 1950s when John purchased a print of Robert's in a gallery on Madison Avenue in New York. Over the years, John acquired more of Robert's work and was delighted to find out that he lived and worked in Rochester when he was in town for a meeting at the Memorial Art Gallery. The two met in Robert's studio and immediately became friends. Fast forward to 2017 and we have the first showing of their work together in an exhibition at Main Street Arts! In Robert's studio at Anderson Alley including an early, in-progress shot of the painting “Solana” that is in the exhibition. I had the pleasure of visiting both artists in their studios multiple times in preparation for this show. With Robert, both in his studio at Anderson Alley [...]
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Main Street Arts Gallery
Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modernto July 23, 2017atThe Brooklyn MuseumIt is worth going over to The Brooklyn Museum, if you want to see their different perspective on "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern". What is surprising about this exhibition is the inclusion of many photographs and written entries by and about Georgia O'Keefe, as well as fashions she designed for herself that are Spartan in a very contemporary way ( no surprise that Calvin Klein is a main sponsor of this show ).Georgia finds her voice with shells and shinglesGeorgia O'Keeffe ( 1887-1986 ) was born in the mid-west, and educated at The Art Institute of Chicago; she was a student of Arthur Wesley Dow and had an open mind when it came to painting her subjects. Seeking a career, Georgia moved to New York City where she came under the guidance of Alfred Steiglitz - a renowned photographer and gallery director. They had a long lasting relationship and Georgia's artwork was promoted at Steiglitz's Gallery 291 ( Fifth Avenue near 32nd street ).Georgia O'Keeffe's Jack-in-the-PulpitEven if you have seen other shows featuring Georgia's paintings this one takes on a different dimension and helps situate her in [...]
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
The Visual Art Worker
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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Kara Cox in her studio at Main Street Arts
Kara Cox is one of our current artists in residence, she's working in one of our two studio spaces during the month of April 2017. We asked her a few questions about her work, life, and more: Kara Cox in her studio at Main Street Arts Q: To start this off, tell us about your background. I am from Rochester, New York, but currently live in Yonkers. This move was accompanied by my studies at SUNY Purchase for my BFA in Painting and Drawing. I have been keeping track of my studio hours, and guesstimate I'm around 3091 hours at this point. (I've been keeping strict track of my studio hours starting at the rough estimate of 3000). I sort of have a day job… I wear many hats. Currently I am a Listings Editor for Artcritical, and have published writing with them as well. I'm also a studio assistant to various artists, and I will often freelance odd jobs. This is the only way I could support my nomadic studio life style and still have a place to live in New York City! “Interference Blue” (Acrylic paint, house paint, on canvas) Q: How would you describe your work? My preferred medium is acrylic (painting). [...]
Tue, Apr 11, 2017
Main Street Arts Gallery
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press
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Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Art House Press