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ART | 'Limbo Lounge' and 'On the Side'

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Rochester Contemporary Art Center has two shows running concurrently this month. "On the Side," features rarely-seen work by some of Rochester's well-known design professionals. It's an annual opportunity for designers, photographers, graphic artists, and copywriters who are members of the Rochester Advertising Federation (RAF) to exhibit work independent from their nine-to-five gigs. And in the LAB Space, "Limbo Lounge" is filled with surreal visions by former Rochesterian and renowned illustrator Dave Calver. The exhibition of illustrations are drawn from Calver's newly published graphic novel of the same name. It tells the story of a man named Lou, who wakes up one day to find that he he's transformed into a giant flower and to a strange and unfamiliar world.

"Limbo Lounge" and "On the Side" remain on view through September 22 at Rochester Contemporary, 137 East Avenue. General admission to Rochester Contemporary is $2; free to members. Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; Friday until 9 p.m. 461-2222; rochestercontemporary.org.

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