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Project: our first year together
Christine Shank
September 29-November 7, 2014
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Shank's ever-evolving project, our first year together, consists of images that seem unrelated and intentionally enigmatic but are bound together by their treatment and tone. In developing this work, she has been pushing at the boundaries of what is thought of as a series of photographs: the subject matter, locations, materials, photographic techniques, or methodology will typically hold a photographic series together. But by using sequence as a strategy, the quiet and often very subtle connections between the images are what bind this work together.

Christine Shank is an artist working predominantly in photography. She has a BFA in photography from Miami University of Ohio and a MFA from Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. She lives in Rochester, NY where she is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the MFA program in Imaging Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology.


Nathan Lyons on white horse

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VSW Auction   Light Sensitive
Tara Merenda Nelson
VSW Gallery

Tara Merenda Nelson will display a selection of light-based "cinema sculptures", devised and constructed as instruments for visual research. This multi-media exhibit explores the relationship between projected light and the human perceptual mechanism by expanding and engaging with multiple layers of cinematic projection devices.This show is time-based, and will be on display for limited periods of time during the engagement.
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Book of Corners
Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge
November 12-December 19, 2014
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Hovering between the finite border of the real and the fictional, theatrical and mundane, spontaneous and directed, Leblanc-Roberge's work confounds the viewer's expectations of realism by creating manipulated scenes where narratives are compressed, compromised or suspended. She uses trompe l'oeil and camouflage techniques, double-takes and shifting point of views as a method for destabilizing vision and making viewers conscious of their vision as an activity where the whole body is involved. The high-resolution images are crisp but nothing is clear. Leblanc-Roberge will be using the project space at VSW as a laboratory for a site-specific piece. She will also be presenting a new project tentatively titled Book of Corners.

Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge was born in a small coastal village in Québec, Canada and pursued her studies in Montreal, Hong Kong and Alfred, NY. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Rochester.

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Books Alive!
Warren Lehrer and special guests
December 2, 6pm
Writer’s and Books, 740 University Ave, Rochester, NY

Featured artist and writer Warren Lehrer will be reading from his award-winning novel A Life in Books: the Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley at Rochester’s literary center Writers and Books. VSW is the sponsor of this event showcasing several writers reading their poems and fiction along with the work of imagemakers. Lehrer’s reading will include animations from his illuminated novel, a book of 101 books.

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