Like much of Europe, Corsicans took part in the immigration
to the so-called "new world" in search of economic opportunities. Spain's Cedula
de Gracias of 1815 encouraged Spaniards and other Europeans to settle and
populate the colonies of Cuba and Puerto Rico.
The bulk of art history is a testament to what man makes of his experience in this strange mortal coil. But Main Street Art's current exhibit, "Trying to Understand the World," reveals two examples of the female gaze — one is a literal look at the sights of the city, and one is storytelling based in metaphor.
Michael Hubbard is a skilled painter, but he's also a maker of
books, films, and themed mixtapes. Oh, and he's also a feminist.
The MAG's Media Arts Watch continues with an installation by collaborative artists Gibson +
New York State announces more than $41 million in support of arts and cultural organizations
Photographer Richard Renaldi's new body of work, "Manhattan Sunday," which opened at George Eastman Museum on Friday, straddles the lines between portraiture, street photography, and still life. Featuring photographs made on eerily empty Manhattan streets in the wee hours after the clubs let out, the work also captures the blurred lines between nightlife and daybreak, private and public lives, strangers and community, and the spectrum of gender identities.
The kick-off lecture to the 12th annual Reshaping Rochester series
will introduce Rochester audiences to impactful arts programs that are
transforming the city of Philadelphia. Gina Renzi, executive director of The
Rotunda and the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program in Philadelphia, will
give a talk on Wednesday, January 25, titled "Embedding the Arts: Bringing the
Arts to Where They are Needed and Revitalizing a Neighborhood."
Artist and educator Todd Stahl's recent body of biographical work,
"American Voices," makes a compelling argument for supporting activists. The 15
assemblages, which are currently exhibited at Makers Gallery and Studio, each
portray an American icon who Stahl admires, and he feels that now is a great time
to reflect upon their work.
Nearly half a century has passed since Paul Garland's first
professional solo exhibition of paintings, which was held in February 1967 at
Rochester's since-closed Janus Gallery. In celebration of Garland's five
decades of intensive studio work and numerous solo shows in New York City,
Toronto, Chicago, Buffalo, Minneapolis, and elsewhere, AXOM Gallery is
currently presenting "Approaching Fifty," a solo show of Garland's pleasing work.
Artist and educator Bill Stephens retired in 2014 after 40 years of teaching art at Webster Thomas High School. "Since the day I retired I've been drawing every single day," he says.
Visual Studies Workshop's current exhibit, "Land Form," is full of fascinating vistas that reject classical depictions of landscapes in favor of reflecting the rapid, and at times disturbing, shifts in physical, cultural, and psychological terrain. When you take the staircase up from the workshop's main entrance on Prince Street, you're immediately confronted by what appears to be a pixelated black and white forest of pines that fill the opposite wall.
Photographs have always served as objects of memory: distilling moments of time, faces, and places on material surfaces that may be revisited until the fragile material wears out. Yet in this digital age, when photographic prints are all but obsolete, the very fact that they are objects of memory serves as the subject matter for some artists, as well as the theme of the thorough and fascinating show currently exhibited in Eastman Museum's Main Galleries.