Material Interruption | September 1-24, 2017

Nancy Bernardo | Mitch Goldstein

September 1-24, 2017
Reception First Friday, September 1, 6-9 PM

Free and open to the public



Gallery r presents Material Interruption, two solo presentations by RIT School of Design Faculty Nancy Bernardo and Mitch Goldstein.

Nancy Bernardo focuses on the formation of glitches as an accidental, yet common, outcome of creative work. Glitches are produced through one of two methods – manipulation of a common graphic design tool, the scanner bed, when digitizing an image, or direct digital manipulation of images through deliberate modification of the image’s underlying coding. These two methods create new images that are simultaneously intentional and unexpected, blurring the distinction between the “original” and the “fabricated.”

Mitch Goldstein examines form and methodology using darkroom photography techniques, specifically the photogram. Photograms use no cameras or lenses — instead, materials are placed on or near unexposed photographic paper and briefly exposed to light. This process results in abstract black and white compositions, which emerge unpredictably from the physical forms used in their creation. Control is relinquished, and instead intuition and chance allow form and structure to develop from the process.


In Neutral + Interloper | August 4-20, 2017

Cory Fitzgerald & Nick Marshall : IN NEUTRAL
Cecily Culver: INTERLOPER

Reception First Friday, August 4, 6-9 PM
Free and open to the public



Gallery r is pleased to present two projects by Rochester area artists and RIT Alumni Cory Fitzgerald, Nick Marshall, and Cecily Culver. In Neutral is an experimental installation of photography and video derived from processes of washing and staining, creating and erasing, idling and moving. Culver, whose solo show New Sense gathered acclaim in 2015, returns with a special window installation called Interloper; combining taxidermy and robotics.

Nick Marshall and Cory Fitzgerald are both graduates of RIT’s Graduate Photography program. Marshall is currently Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at the George Eastman Museum. Fitzgerald is an installer at George Eastman Museum and teaches 4D Design at RIT.

Cecily Culver received her MFA in Sculpture from Arizona State University in Phoenix after a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art at RIT. Interloper is part of a larger body of work produced during her residency at the Dedalus Foundation in New York City.