Picture This: Gallery r Exhibit Explores Intimacy of Relationships

Show features works by RIT seniors in fine art photography program

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Giana Caliolo, “Mom and Dad,” 2011, 20-by-20-inch inkjet print

Alice Through the Looking-Glass would have approved of Gallery r’s newest exhibition, “I know you through your pictures.”

Examining people, places and how we navigate the world is a collective endeavor for 23 seniors from the Photo Arts Collective club at Rochester Institute of Technology. They will be showcasing their work from June 14 through July 13 at RIT’s downtown gallery, 100 College Ave. An opening reception will be held 7 to 9:30 p.m. June 14 and an open house on First Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. July 6.

“It is exciting to see our fine art seniors display their work at RIT’s very own Gallery r,” says Therese Mulligan, professor and chair of RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. “This exhibition represents the culmination of these students’ academic and creative study, and along with the faculty, I take great pride in our truly outstanding fine art photography graduates.”

Club president Kat Reagan says the added space in Gallery r will mean that members get to show more pieces than they previously exhibited. “We were incredibly happy with the outcome of the show in the SPAS Gallery on campus and we are excited for this opportunity to expand on it.”

Gallery r sits adjacent to Lumiere Photo, home to Spectrum Gallery, and is just a few yards from the Memorial Art Gallery and Village Gate. The gallery space is under the helm of RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences and offers students the same challenges and expectations that confront established artists—focusing on diverse exhibitions, educational opportunities and collaborations with the public, other arts institutions and community groups.

Gallery r is handicap accessible, features easy street and off-street parking, and is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. All exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, call Zerbe Sodervick at 585-475-4977.