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  • PHOTO BY JACOB WALSH
  • Known for his expert blend of abstract and representational paintings, Rochester artist Brian O’Neill was recently honored by the International Guild of Realism.

Artist and teacher Brian O’Neill has created scores of paintings in his lifetime, but just two adorn the walls of his studio in the Hungerford Building.

One is an abstract in which a kinetic wave of warm and cool colors speckled with gold and silver leaf clash like

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  • Detail of “A Witch and Her Friends” by illustrator Rork Maiellano.

If there were ever an artist equipped to handle the isolation many people have felt throughout the pandemic, it was Rork Maiellano. He has been sitting with himself for most of his life, sometimes by circumstance, sometimes by design, sometimes by necessity.

“Even before everyone had to go into quarantine I had started really expressing my introversion,” says Maiellano, whose

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  • PHOTO COURTESY GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM
  • For much of his career, photographer Carl Chiarenza made collages from ripped paper and other bits of detritus and photographed them, resulting in quietly powerful abstract images such as the 1990 gelatin silver print, “Untitled 280,” seen here.

A lot has changed for photographer Carl Chiarenza since the 1950s, when as a teenager he was a valet parker at a new museum then called the George Eastman House. In those

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Numerous a hashish shopper has an personal partnership with his bud. But couple have gotten as up near and own with pot as Ted Kinsman, a scientific photographer at Rochester Institute of Technological innovation who does not indulge in the jolly inexperienced grass.

When Kinsman’s otherworldly pictures of microscopic pieces of the cannabis plant started out circulating on the online in 2018, not anyone thought what they have been seeing. Some took to Snopes.com to verify that the suspiciously psychedelically-hued illustrations or photos have been correct representations of pot.

The sleuthing web page verified that they were authentic illustrations or

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Artistic responses to the gatherings of 2020 are vast and different. Creatives have lambasted the former president, reacted to matters of social justice, and recorded the concern, sorrow, and loneliness of the pandemic.

Like that of her counterparts everywhere, the perform of Rochester artist Rebecca Soriano is imbued with the bewilderment that has befallen all of us more than the previous yr, like superimposed sock and buskin masks symbolizing comedy and tragedy in the theater.

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