Counterspaces is a collective healing project for Rochester community members who have been impacted by the existing and increasing acts of racialized violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).
Preston Drum earned a BFA from the Memphis College of Art, and an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His paintings, sculptures, videos, and interactive installations explore notions of memory and performance through nonlinear storytelling.
Ruth Mikos is a contemporary painter who lives and works in Rochester, Minnesota. Her thought-provoking paintings pay homage to times gone by and the intangible nature of memory. Her distinctive personal style emits joy, nostalgia and longing for a simpler time.
The Human Scale
What does it mean to be human? Individually and collectively, where are we headed and on what paths have we traveled to arrive at this moment? Each of the artists presented here approaches these foundational questions.
Jocelyn Suzuka Figueroa
GHOSTS OF THE NEGATIVE is an intimate examination of a complicated family archive: a collection of photos taken by my great-grandfather, Satoru. He was a photographer for the Japanese army during the invasion of China in World War II.
This exhibition explores how materials, form and image can speak of vulnerability and strength. Incorporating found objects and diverse materials, paper is explored as subject and object for its skin-like physicality and its ability to be an active repository of place, time and touch.
Pride: An Exhibition of Queer Youth Art
In celebration of Rochester Pride, the Rochester Art Center is exhibiting artworks by Queer youth. These artists use their work as a form of self expression in exploring and celebrating their identity. The artists’ ages range from 11 to 17, and the Art Center is excited to be the first space in which these young artists’ work is shown.
The Names We Change is a solo exhibition by Katayoun Amjadi featuring installations and interactive artworks about naming, identity, otherness and community. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, artist Katayoun Amjadi invites the members of the public to share their name stories.