Opening Reception: Sophia Chai & Jessalyn Finch


  • Friday, Jan 17, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

LOCATION: Rochester Art Center - 40 Civic Center Dr SE

EVENT CATEGORY: Arts & Culture

EVENT COST: Free Admission! Please register online through Eve

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Join us from 6 – 8pm on Friday, January 17 for the opening of two new ROOTED exhibitions: Sight Lines by Sophia Chai and Jessalyn Finch’s Shadow Form, The Human Body’s Secret Life. Each artist will discuss their artwork in their galleries starting at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. SOPHIA CHAI | SIGHT LINES Sight Lines will be comprised of 7 new large photographs, all from 2019 and other elements, presented within an installation that echoes my studio practice with which the photographs are made. All the photographs in the exhibition were made during my studio residency at Threshold Arts at Castle Community, right here in Rochester ... While the initial experience for the viewer of my work may be the illusory effect of the photograph, I am more interested in letting the viewer seeing the process with which how the photographs are made. Moreover, the photographs are enlarged to a size that approximates the actual scale, thus allowing all the marks of the hand to be visible and palpable. JESSALYN FINCH | SHADOW FORM: THE HUMAN BODY’S SECRET LIFE Shadow Form, The Human Body’s Secret Life (2020) is a collection of life-size charcoal drawings that explore the associations we have with our human body. The nude form is utilized as the physical concept of the mind’s shadow, a vessel separate from the mind itself. The work portrays life experiences and feelings that models shared with the artist about their form. These stories about the body’s function, beauty, or abilities affect both the way that we move through this world, and how we are viewed by others. *Exhibit Contains Mature Content

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