Current Exhibitions

NOSFERATU The Undead

NOSFERATU (The Undead)

April 22–June 17, 2018
NOSFERATU (The Undead) is the first of three exhibitions to be presented as part of “Reflections on Place,” a series of media art commissions inspired by the City of Rochester and curated by world-renowned authority on the moving image John G. Hanhardt. Experience Javier Téllez’ new installation, which explores the history of cinema and the medium of film itself to address the subject of mental illness. Learn more


Photo by Larry Merrill
shown: Larry Merrill, Untitled

Wards of Time: Photographs of Antiquities by Larry Merrill

April 20–August 5, 2018
Wards of Time: Photographs of Antiquities by Larry Merrill includes a selection of images from an ongoing series by Rochester photographer Larry Merrill. In this work, Merrill directs our gaze, magnifying and abstracting the texture and tonal variations of ancient sculptures that signify the accrual of time. As part of the series, Merrill visited the Memorial Art Gallery’s collection and photographed 3rd century BCE miniature sculpted Egyptian heads, which will be on view adjacent to their photographs. Merrill’s photographs offer a reflection on time and decay, on the museum artifact, on history, and on our own mortality. Learn more


Media Arts Watch

Bill Viola: Martyrs–Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
October 11, 2017–July 2018
Bill Viola Martyrs 2014
Martyrs is overtly rooted in art historical and religious iconography. Viola said: “The Greek word for martyr originally meant ‘witness.’ In today’s world, the mass media turns us all into witnesses to the suffering of others. The martyrs’ past lives of action can help illuminate our modern lives of inaction. They also exemplify the human capacity to bear pain, hardship, and even death in order to remain faithful to their values, beliefs, and principles. This piece represents ideas of action, fortitude, perseverance, endurance, and sacrifice.” learn more

shown:
Bill Viola
Earth Martyr, 2014; Wind Martyr, 2014; Fire Martyr, 2014; Water Martyr, 2014
Color high-definition video on a flat-panel display mounted vertically on wall
42 3/8 x 24 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (107.6 x 62.1 x 6.8 cm)
7:10 minutes
Photos: Kira Perov


Work in Progress with Sarah C Rutherford

Sarah C. Rutherford

Through June 2018
New work by Sarah C. Rutherford, Her Voice Carries| Prelude is now on view in the Hurlbut Gallery. This work is part of her #HerVoiceCarries series, an art project on view throughout Rochester, featuring Rochester women who are changing their individual and collective worlds.
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Lucy Burne Gallery / Original Paintings by Dick Kane and His Students

April 12 – May 11
Opening Reception on Thursday, April 19
5:30-7:30 pm
Dick Kane will speak in the Creative Workshop
Thursday, May 3 | 11 am-noon
Friday, May 4 | 5 pm-6 pm


Jim Sanborn

Argentum: Double-Positive

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Argentum: Double-Positive, a new light sculpture by Jim Sanborn, is tested for the first time at University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery June 22, 2017. // photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester.


Centennial Sculpture Park

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shown: detail, Albert Paley, Soliloquy (2013). Gift of the Cameros Family and Ann Mowris Mulligan, with additional support from Bank of America Charitable Foundation, FULL MEA5URE, the Herdle-Moore Fund, the Rubens Family Foundation, and the Clara and Edwin Strasenburgh Fund.
photo: Brandon Vick.

Paley-Soliloquy