A fresh, new month means fresh, new exhibits hosted by artist studios, galleries, and alternative spaces. Here are a few key picks, but for a full list, visit firstfridayrochester.org and check out the art openings section of CITY's calendar in this issue or at rochestercitynewspaper.com.
The result of a call to the community for submissions, "Bound to Come Apart: The Altered Book Art Exhibit" will open Wednesday, September 3, with a reception on Thursday, September 4, 6 to 8 p.m. at Outside the Box Gallery (1000 Turk Hill Road, Bldg. #9, Fairport). The exhibit continues through September 27. Gallery hours are Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 645-2485 or visit outsidetheboxag.com.
On Friday, September 5, 6 to 9 p.m., the Genesee Center for the Arts and Education (713 Monroe Avenue) will host a rare triple opening reception, one in each gallery the center features. The Firehouse Gallery will present "Domesticated Fire," featuring utilitarian vessels by four potters. Julie Crosby of Trumansburg, Fred Herbst of Corning, and Liz Lurie of Cazenovia each wood-fire their work, while Randall Carson, from Illinois, prefers salt fires — the sculpted surfaces bear unique markings, textures, and sheens, characteristic of these processes. The show continues through September 27. The Genesee Center's Community Darkroom Galleries will host "Five by Six," a photography exhibit produced entirely by Community Darkroom's "Exhibit Experience" class. Participating photographers include Jen Casasanta, Talmadge Krajowsky, Ron Reilley, Jessica Robb, Steve Spring, and Ron Valentine. The work will remain on view through November 17. Finally, Joe Brown Gallery at the Genesee Center's Printing & Book Arts Center will host "Ink & Stitch," a show of work by and website launch party for mixed media artist, printmaker, and sweater designer Kate Fisher. This mini show continues through September 12. Call 244-1730, or visit geneseearts.com, for information regarding each gallery's hours.
Gallery r (100 College Avenue) will host "The Alchemic Elegy," an homage to the disappearance of analog photography and its processes by photographer Doug Manchee. The opening reception takes place Friday, September 5, 6 to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 242-9470 or visit galleryr.rit.edu.
Right next door, Spectrum Gallery (Lumiere Photo, 100 College Avenue) will host "Between and Beyond," featuring two series of photographs by Steve Malloy-Desormeaux. For the past eight years, Malloy-Desormeaux has photographed the local landscapes of Lake Ontario's shoreline, represented in "Glimpsing Edgemere," and the rural environment of upstate New York, represented in "Farmscapes." The show will remain on view through September 30, and gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 461-4447, or visit spectrumgalleryroc.com.