Unforeseen Structures

Rochester NY Region

Unforeseen Structures

Rochester NY Region

Flower City Arts Center
(ROCHESTER, NY – March 6, 2017) This spring the Photography program at
Flower City Arts Center is proud to display Unforeseen Structures, an exhibition
of new work by artist Mitch Goldstein.
Exhibition Dates: April 14 - May 20, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 14, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 22, 1pm
Where: Photography Gallery. Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Avenue,
Rochester NY 14607
Who: Open to the public
Cost: FREE
Unforeseen Structures is artist Mitch Goldstein's examination of emergent form
using darkroom photography techniques, specifically the photogram.
Photograms use no cameras or lenses — instead, objects 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 materials used in their creation. Goldstein relinquishes
control, relying instead on intuition and chance to allow form and structure to
develop from the process.
“I came across Mitch Goldstein’s photograms on his Instagram feed
(@mgoldst) and immediately contacted him to exhibit here at the Center. This
will be the first time these prints will be exhibited physically and not “liked” on a
screen. As the only community darkroom left in the city it’s important this work
is exhibited here. I’m thrilled to share Unforeseen Structures with our
community, members, and students.” — Megan Charland, Photography
Program Manager at Flower City Arts Center
About Mitch Goldstein
Mitch Goldstein is an artist and designer based in upstate New York, where he
teaches in the School of Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. His work
combines a wide variety of digital and analog materials and methods, such as
wet darkroom photography, laser cutting, digital imaging, printmaking,
sculpture and 3D printing. Working in collaboration with his wife and partner,
Anne Jordan, he has created many award-winning book cover designs,
including awards from Print, Graphis, Design Observer, CommArts, HOW, Type
Director's Club, the University & College Designers Association, the Association
of American University Presses and others. Goldstein has taught, lectured, and
given workshops at institutions around the country including Rhode Island
School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Virginia Commonwealth
University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and many others. He received his MFA in
Visual Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his BFA in
Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design.
About Flower City Arts Center
Flower City Arts Center is a community-based not-for-profit that educates,
encourages and inspires all people to create and enjoy the visual arts. As a
member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, the
organization is committed to making high-quality arts education available to all.
Flower City Arts Center, formerly Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, has
been operating since 1970. Flower City Arts Center is a darkroom and
photography facility, a pottery workshop, and a printing and book arts center.
Support of Flower City Arts Center benefits youth outreach programs and
programs for the community. All of the money raised stays in Rochester and
directly benefits members of the Rochester community. The Center uses its
resources to provide youth programs in schools, offers over 140 classes to the
general public, and rents space to artists and others interested in the visual
arts. Internships, facilities for advanced area arts students and resource
facilities for anyone interested in book arts, photography and pottery are also
available. Three galleries in the building serve as exhibit space for local,
regional and national artists.
For more information, contact the Flower City Arts Center Administrative Office at 585-244-1730, or visit our website at www.rochesterarts.org.
Megan Charland
Flower City Arts Center
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