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a conversation with carl chiarenza – 10.1.13 @ 7pm

Presented by SPECTRUM and AXOM Galleries

This event is free and open to the public

SPECTRUM and AXOM Galleries are pleased to present to the Rochester Community an evening to meet and converse with master photographer, Carl Chiarenza.

The co-curated, retrospective dual exhibition, TRANSMUTATIONS, by Carl Chiarenza, chronicles Chiarenza’s photography from 1979; a pivotal time in in his career, when he shifted from classic documentary style photography to creating abstracted photographic images entirely within his studio.

Chiarenza has much to share about his photographic process and his creative journey through the development of the abstract photography movement. He has experienced and exhibited at one of the first Galleries of Photography to open in the U.S.; the notable Robert Klein Gallery in Boston and had a close association with renown photographer, Aaron Siskin, who was also a founding member of the Visual Studies Workshop.

Carl Chiarenza is one of the preeminent photographers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He has influenced not only the practice of art but also the study and promotion of photography and his work is collected by major museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Chiarenza is Artist-In-Residence, and Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art History, at the University of Rochester. He was Fanny Knapp Allen Professor there between 1986 through 1998. At Boston University (1963-1986), he was Chairman, Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Art History. He received a M.S (1959) and A.M. (1964) from Boston University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1973.

This special event will be take place at SPECTRUM Gallery, on October 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM


Spectrum Gallery is located at 100 College Avenue, Rochester NY 14607 and is opened Tuesday – Friday 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday 10 – 2. Additional information can be found on the website:

AXOM Gallery is located at 176 Anderson Ave. 2nd FL., Rochester NY 14607 and is opened Wednesday through Saturday 12 – 5 PM and by appointment. Additional information can be found on the website:

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