Gallery Q

Within the Rochester LGBTQ Resource Center, one finds that Gallery Q provides an opportunity for community members to experience art and for artists to bring their work to the community.  At Gallery Q all of the art and the artists are supportive of LGBTQ identities. Gallery Q will host exhibits of different styles and mediums, including photography, painting, sculpture as well as traditional artisan crafts. No artistic medium is overlooked. Many times, the items in the show will be available for purchase with a percentage of all sales supporting the LGBTQ Resource Center and Gallery Q.

Gallery Q is curated by a team of volunteers who help to plan, select and hang the shows.  Gallery Q regularly collaborates with ImageArt a program of ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film Festival.

All opening night receptions are held on the First Friday of the month.

First Friday is a monthly citywide gallery night that encourages collaboration between non-profit, university, and commercial art venues in Rochester, NY. This initiative showcases area artists and arts institutions by promoting the First Friday evening of each month from 6-9pm as a community night for experiencing art. First Friday ensures a healthy art scene and a healthy city through regular exchange and discussion between venues, artists and patrons.

Exhibition Submissions:  If you’re an artist interested in submitting your work for consideration, please download this form for more information.

Current Exhibit

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The Dichotomy of Juxtaposition

April 7 to 28, 2017

Opening Reception: April 7, 2017 (First Friday) from 6pm to 9pm

ImageOut and Gallery Q present, The Dichotomy of Juxtaposition, photographs by Cory Fitzgerald and Dan Larkin. The exhibition opens April 7 at Gallery Q, 100 College Avenue, with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

This exhibition brings together the landscape work of two photographers that is visually complimentary to one another yet poses a stark juxtaposition conceptually. In Fitzgerald’s series Swarm Trail, he explores what he calls, “the tidal zone of civilization.” He shows the edges to which industry and housing sprawls, and where it also fails and recedes. Fitzgerald says of his work, “it is a space of constant flux, anticipation and devastation, and often unclear whether something is coming or is already gone. It is in traces and trails that our imagination, memory, and conjecture formulate and infer existence, and this imaginative impulse is one of humankind’s most beautiful and generative qualities, as well as one of its most terrifying and destructive. This body of work is a collection of images in visual conversation around creation, belief, primal human desire, and destruction, and its relationship to photography.”

In contrast Larkin’s series, Old Cape Cod, explores the beauty of that location. Larkin says, “I’ve never encountered another locale with a quality of light quite like outer Cape Cod. Stuck out there in the ocean, the peninsula is luminescent. Sunlight radiates from the sky, reflects off the water, and bounces around off the sand revealing everything with an incredible clarity. My interest lies in showing more than how it looks. That, to me, is the difference between taking a picture and making a photograph. I place trust in an ability to suggest how it might have felt.”

Gallery Q is open Monday and Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, as well as Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. The exhibition closes April 28, 2017.