MAG is one of four Rochester cultural institutions exhibiting work by Rick McKee Hock (1947–2015), a noted educator and longtime director of exhibitions and program design at George Eastman Museum. Hock was also a prolific artist whose work was featured at MAG in the 4th Rochester Biennial.
The three works in this tribute take as their starting point the glut of visual information that bombards us daily. Each codex comprises a group of images from books, magazines, posters, advertisements, how-to manuals and the like.
Pictured: Duchamp Codex (1980s). Polaroid transfer print. Private collection, courtesy Visual Studies Workshop.