Exhibition Dates:

September 26, 2020 -
October 30, 2020

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Artists Included:

DaShon Aubrey (Rochester)
Katherine Baca-Bielinis (Honeoye Falls)
Gabrielle Cohen (Schoharie)
Kalen Fontenelle (Rochester)
Margaret Groton (Ithaca)
Michelle Guerra (Canandaigua)
Devin Hedman (Livonia)
Lauren Jimerson (Rochester)
Della Keahna (Ithaca)
Iris M. Kirkwood (Buffalo)
Amanda Lai (Henrietta)
Dunstan Luke (Rochester)
Kirin Makker (Geneva)
Claudia Mejia-Willett (Webster)
Jina Park (Rochester)
Vaidehi Reddy (Ithaca)
Yaqub Shabazz (East Rochester)
Mizin Shin (Rochester)
Maya Srinivasan (Ithaca)

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Featuring 34 works of art by 19 artists, this exhibition is the result of an open call for work that was open specifically to BIPOC artists from upstate New York. This exhibition is a first step to becoming better acquainted with more BIPOC artists in our region as we plan our 2021 calendar and beyond. Artwork in this exhibition includes painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing and more in a wide variety of style and technique.

The exhibition will be held in the second floor gallery space as well as on our interactive exhibitions website. (Pictured above: Detail of Small World Network by Mizin Shin.

About the title: Figure-ground organization is part of Gestalt Psychology, which states that the whole of anything is greater than its parts. We are striving to make our collective whole even more representative of our region of upstate New York.

The term BIPOC is an acronym which stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Exhibition Photos
Virtual Exhibition Walkthrough

Closed 7/28 through 8/3:

We will be closed to the public Friday, July 28 through Thursday, August 4 as we install our next exhibition, Inspired By Nature. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 4 from 5 to 8pm!