Some people wake up from the fever of youthful turbulence & substance-tinged madness into steadiness; others don't make it. Rochester..artist Danny Allen was central to the city's... art scene in the late..60's and..70's before he ended his life in 1974 at age 28. A four-venue retrospective exhibition of Allen's art..is being held... at Rochester Contemporary, Gallery Q, AXOM & Mercer Gallery.
To call Tina Starr outgoing is a severe understatement. She's charming and loving and audacious, but like a lot of women, has been carrying an under-discussed trauma. Her exhibit of photography, video, and sculpture aims to start and sustain an important discussion. Starr drew the show's title from the 1963 song "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)," which was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King for The Crystals. It was inspired by Goffin and King's babysitter brushing off being battered by her boyfriend. "And interestingly, the song was produced by Phil Spector," Starr says. "So all of this is what makes it a really sick, twisted song."
Sorrow and angry grief smacked my brain when I saw the work in the addiction-themed group show currently up at AXOM Gallery. This past summer, when I was moving the last of my belongings into the house I currently live in, I paused setting things up to gather around a backyard fire with my new housemates. The sun had long since set, and more people were showing up [...]
Axom Gallery has been temporarily transformed from a white walls art gallery into a supremely fun, impossibly chic series if staged living and working spaces. A beloved local creative couple-painter St.Monci and Hannah Betts of design studio Lives Styled-have taken over the room, filling it with their art and carefully arranged furniture from Axom Objects [...]
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 exhibiting "Approaching Fifty". This particular show includes two different series of new work.......
Though this is RANGE's first solo show in a commercial gallery, he's a well established figure in Rochester's Art scene. RANGE is a member of Rochester's FUA Krew, which was established in 1989 and has members all around the world.
Payne's work responds to 'this idea of how these man-made structures have, in our modern day, really been built to keep us in compartments and isolated. "Rose-Colored Glasses" reflects the concept of that veil that enables us to walk through it every day and still stay optimistic.
Axom Gallery's current show, "Menagerie," featuring flame-worked glass and metal by Robin Cass, explores concepts of capturing life through a fictitious version of the.....
Rochester is full of talented contemporary artists who have only a few options when it comes to finding a place to show their work. http://arthousepress.org/2015/08/30/axom-gallery/
So the artist is an alchemist, spinning the mundane into gold. But there is also a constant shift going on between the work and its various viewers, who have an unconscious or realized power to transform what stands before them.