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GCC photography & arts professor's installation in Rochester

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BATAVIA - N.Y. -- Genesee Community College is excited to announce an art installation by GCC's own Assistant Professor of Photography and Art Joseph L. Ziolkowski. The installation, Messin', is the result of ten seasons spent aboard a 16 foot long StarCraft boat built in 1973. The mixed media exhibit includes pinhole images, digital panoramas, and a curated digital video loop, all of which depict the passage of time both conceptually and literally.
Messin' will be displayed at the Colleen Buzzard Studio, (#401 above the Good Luck Restaurant) at 250 North Goodman Street in Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts from April 6, 2018 through April 27, 2018 with three artist receptions on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. and on two Saturdays, April 14 and 21, from noon to 4 p.m.. The exhibit can also be viewed by special appointment by contacting buzzardcolleen@gmail.com.
The artist's statement, written by Kasey Edgerton, describes the moments captured in the exhibit.
"Messin' about, one encounters childhood anew, a moment of arrested innocence, bathed in a golden eternal sunshine. Time at once exists, but seems to recede away. It is the cessation of all 'have to do,' and temporarily creates the transitory realm of 'want to do.' In this removed space, we are allowed to fully indulge in the beauty of fleeting moments. In an instant such as this it feels as if neither wickedness nor sorrow could exist in the world, only the great sublimity of nature, as we meander along. The act of boating occupies a narrow band of bliss between too little and too much wind, between dead calms and dizzying storms. Both this unknowable variability and inherent risks are crucial parts of the appeal, as true pleasures, in all of their bittersweet poignancy, are never that simple in the demands they make of us."
Ziolkowski earned his Masters of Science in Education with an Art Education Concentration from Nazareth College of Rochester, a Master of Fine Art from the School of Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has taught at Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Monroe Community College, Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Barat College in Illinois, and in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College and the American Academy of Art. He has been awarded numerous art residencies including his most recent at Paul ArtSpace in St. Louis, MO in 2016. His work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. Ziolkowski has been teaching Photography and Art programs at Genesee Community College since 2012 and currently serves as the SUNY COIL (Collaborative Online International Education) Nodal Network Coordinator.
For more information or several photographic images of Ziolkowski's work, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu