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Wednesday: 4-8pm
Thursday: 4-8pm
Friday: 1-8pm
Saturday: 12-5pm
Sunday: 12-5pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed

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PRETTY PAIN - New works by Lea
Opening Reception Saturday April 11, 2015 from 7-10pm
Show Runs April 11 - May 1, 2015

The final of the original three artists from 1975's first show, inauguration in 2008, Lea rounds out our look back at the roots of 1975.

A gifted artist as well as well-regarded tattoo artist, Lea has been a stalwart of the Rochester art scene for years. Lea participated as a muralist in the 2013 WALL\THERAPY mural project and has been part of the core team since 2013. A member of the Sweet Meat Co. artist collective, Lea also co-founded The Yards Collaborative Art space in 2011.

Pretty Pain will offer a glimpse into her process and the melding of her tattoo-work and her illustrative portraiture.

RSVP to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/812669932103093/

Follow Lea on instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lea_yolanda

Search Hashtag #prettypain1975 on your favorite social media channels to see process shots, sneak peaks, and more.



Please note our updated open hours:
Wednesday and Thursday: 4-8pm,
Friday: 1-8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12-5pm.


Upcoming shows:

May 9, 2015 - RIT DRAFT Magazine Exhibiiton

May 23, 2015 - DUDES NIGHT OUT: Self-Titled

June 6, 2015 - WITH LOVE FROM THE NO COAST - Midwest touring show curated by Josef Zimmerman

July 17, 2015 - Special WALL\THERAPY group show.

August 2015 - Summer Hiatus




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Opening Reception Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 7-9pm
Show Runs March 17-21, 2015

An exhibition of new work involving the use of Bullseye Glass by the faculty, students, studio residents and studio staff of the Rochester Institute of Technology Glass Program.

invisibilia highlights the inquisitive dynamic of a unified glass department; a department defined by the various modes of approach within each department member’s relationship with the material. The common denominator metaphorically resides in contemplations of clarity . . . of using glass to look for unseen potential within a curious perception of what has impact and leaves meaning upon our human experience.

RSVP to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/397963867061267/

Search Hashtag #invisibilia1975 on your favorite social media channels to see process shots, sneak peaks, and more.




New Works By Adam Francey

We have extended BLESS THIS MESS for one more week! You can still get in to see this show in person until Friday March 6, 2015! We'll be having a closing reception on Friday, March 6 from 7-9pm.

To commemorate the end of the exhibition, Adam will be releasing a very special edition of 5 hand-embellished prints of his fantastic ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY! Unlike the normal edition, these prints are 19"x25" and are adorned with watercolor embellishments. Each print is unique and available for $150 on a first-come, first-served basis at the closing reception starting at 7pm.


One of the original three artists from 1975's first show, inauguration in 2008, Adam brings his signature style to a brand new body of works on paper and wood. This is the second in our series of solo shows revisting our roots.

Adam will also be releasing his first art print of his work specifically for this show, printed by our good friends at HTB Press.

About the Adam and the show:

Adam Francey has worked in Rochester, New York as a professional tattoo artist for 14 years. He received his Bachelors Degree in Illustration and his Graduate Degree in Fine Art from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Adam’s career has consisted of multiple solo shows as well as collaborations and his artwork has been featured in Studio Art Magazine. Adam is also one half of Man Crafts, a small business that creates hand made cigar box guitars and more traditional folk-rooted artwork. In 2013, he participated in Rochester's ongoing mural project WALL\THERAPY and most recently created a mural for the University of Rochester's Baby Labs in 2014.

For “Bless This Mess,” Francey is showcasing his long held interest in folk art. With each painting, he has focused on a singular image and wanted to create artwork with intricate details and compositions that are easily read. He combines his well-known collage style of painting with the precision and focus of his tattoos. Francey has pushed himself in a new direction with his drawing and painting and created a clean and uniformed show based on the evolution of his artistic decision-making.

Watch his Instagram account for updates about the show and for a glimpse of Adam's tattoo work: http://www.instagram.com/afrancey

Search Hashtag #blessthismess1975 on your favorite social media channels to see process shots, sneak peaks, and more.


For those who can't make the show, our friend Mark Deff shot gigapans of the artwork!
Gigapans allow you to zoom in and see all the beautiful details of the artwork!

Wall 1 - http://gigapan.com/gigapans/168753

Wall 2 - http://gigapan.com/gigapans/168822

Wall 3 - http://gigapan.com/gigapans/168739

Wall 4 - http://gigapan.com/gigapans/168782

Mark Deff Photography​ is also behind all of the WALL THERAPY​ gigapans!



New Works By Sarah C. Rutherford

Opening Reception Saturday November 22, 2014 7-10pm.
Show runs November 22 - December 14, 2014.

We are beyond excited to return to where we began, revisiting the first three artists who kicked 1975's whole adventure off with solo shows from Sarah C. Rutherford in November, Adam Francey in February, and Lea Rizzo in April.

Sarah will kick off our seventh year of artistic adventuring with Nesting, her first solo show with the gallery It's been exciting watching Sarah evolve as an artist since 1975's inauguration, and we can't wait to share her work with you November 22!

Nesting is an exploration of the environments women craft. Through a combination of physical objects and ephemeral constructs, the nests evolve, woven in the fabric of each subject’s personal and collective history. This show will draw from Sarah's array of artistic practices, incorporating elements of installation, oil painting, wood burning and assemblage.

Watch her Instagram account for weekly small works she is creating along the way that go towards creating larger works for this show: http://www.instagram.com/msshaftway

Search Hashtag #nesting1975 on your favorite social media channels to see process shots, sneak peaks, and more.

RSVP to the opening on Facebook


Sarah C. Rutherford Artist Q&A
Tuesday December 9 from 7-8pm

Join us at 1975 on Tuesday, December 9 from 7-8pm for an intimate artist Q&A with Sarah Rutherford in the midst of her fantastic show NESTING.

Seating is limited to 20, and standing room is available while space allows.

This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP to the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/901015066577607/

FRIDAY December 12 from 7-9pm

Join us from 7-9pm on Friday, December 12th for a special closing reception.

Sarah Rutherford will be presenting a very special collaboration with Interstellar Love Craft of a collection of jewelry created specifically to complement this breathtaking show.

Sarah will be also bringing a second flock of five of her red-tailed hawks as well as an additional assortment of wood burned feathers.

NESTING will be viewable to the public through Sunday, December 14th at 5pm. Artwork may be picked up beginning at 5pm until 6pm on Sunday.

This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP to the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/468867863252478/


Six Years of 1975

Opening Reception Saturday October 11, 2014 from 7-10pm
Show runs October 11 - November 1, 2014


Join us as we celebrate six years of 1975 with over sixty deviilishly dexterous denizens of Rochester and Beyond!

Our friends Hello Arepa will be parked outside serving up their



Joe-Guy Allard / Torrell Arnold / Jason Barber / Carla Bartow / Jolene Beckman / Paul Beresniewicz / Bile / Bones / Katie Carey / Jordyn Carias / Belinda Carpentier / Michael Carnrike / Michaela Champan / Sean Chilson / Jennifer Cichello / Johnny Dismal / Adam Francey / Jim Garmhausen / Goatmouth / Josh Gomby / Chris Hargrave / Shawnee Hill / Nate Hodge / The Huckle Buckle Boys / Justyn Iannucci / Katharina Jackson / Jes Karakashian / Courtney Konecny / Know Hope / Peter Lazarski / Scot Lefavor / Erich S. Lehman / Mad Maxx / John Magnus / M. Rork Maiellano / Mike Ming / Evyn Morgan / Mr. Prvrt / Stacey Mrva / Nova / Omen / Jihwan Park / John Perry / Kari Roberts Petsche / Katriel Pritts / Sara Purr / Steven Resig / Lea Rizzo / Matthew Roberts / Dan Springer / Dylan Staib / Samantha Stumpf / Beth Sumner / Thievin’ Stephen / Adrien Tucker / Mike Turzanski / Todd Stahl / Steven Vogel / Arden Zollweg / and more

*Final lineup subject to change

RSVP to the opening on Facebook.

Search Hashtag #devilsinthedetails on your favorite social media channels to see process shots, sneak peaks, and more!


New works from Todd Bratrud, Don Pendleton, and Michael Sieben

Opening Reception Saturday September 6, 2014 from 7-10pm
Show runs September 6 - 27, 2014

1975 is proud to present WHAT THE MORNING BRINGS - New Works by Todd Bratrud, Don Pendleton, and Michael Sieben.

Three of the most influential illustrators/artists working in skateboarding today, Todd, Don, and Michael bring their signature blend of humor and commentary to Rochester.

See more of their works here:

Todd Bratrud

Don Pendleton

Michael Sieben

RSVP to the opening on Facebook.

Search Hashtag #whatthemorningbrings on your favorite social media channels to see process shots, sneak peaks, and more!



New works from John Perry and Pen1

Opening Reception Saturday June 7, 2014 from 7-10pm
Show runs June 7 - June 28, 2014

1975 is thrilled to bring you the power combo of John Perry and Pen1 this June! The duo are dipping back into the pool of all the things that made them who they are today in a body of new originals and screen printed works. John Perry will also be a muralist in this July's WALL\THERAPY!

About John Perry:

In his own words: "Born and raised in Rottenchester New York. I paint and I draw but not necessarily in that order. Art found me, I didn't find it and so many years later we still have a love/hate relationship."



About Pen1
Pen1 is an artist and graphic designer best known for his street art in and around Rochester in the 1990's and into 2000. His love of Rochester graffiti and its growth inspired him to establish the iconic legal walls behind Village Gate, home to some of Rochester's most revered urban art.

In 1996 he formed the painting crew TWD with painting partner Det and Onorok who became known for their unorthodox styles and prolific painting.

In 1997, along with The Village Gate, DJ Too Chill, and DJ Silly Cutty, he organized Rochester's first graffiti expo. The event brought together hip hop creatives from all over the east coast and Canada for a two-day outdoor expo, leading to the return of local graffiti icons and Pen1 influence, Pose 2, and Change.

He joins one of his closest painting partners, John Perry, for Under The Influence. Pen1 credits John with being one of the most talented Rochester graffiti artists of the 90s and an inspiration towards his own work.

Working in screen printing for Under The Influence, Pen1's works are a fun and graphic look at several influences that have inspired him over the years and his time painting in Rochester.

Pen1 currently lives Baltimore where he works as graphic designer and teaches. He previously worked as a designer for Nike, Major League Baseball, and the National Hockey League. His personal work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Montreal, Australia, Baltimore, and NYC.

Search Hashtag #UnderInfluence1975 on your favorite social media channels to see process shots, sneak peaks, and more!




Local non-profit summer camp Girls Rock! Rochester will host a live art auction fundraiser featuring donated work from some of Rochester's best contemporary artists, as well as artists from New York, Chicago, and Florida on Saturday, May 31 at 1975! Local artists include Shawnee Hill, Andy Gilmore, Katie Carey, Adam Maida, Ashley Landon (The Knotty Owl), Marisa Krol (Interstellar Love Craft), Mike Turzanski, Justyn Iannucci, Greg Halpern, and many more! Out-of-town artists include textile ladies Rachel Gottesman and Maryanne Moodie (both recently featured on DesignSponge), Sonnenzimmer, Anna Bond (of Rifle Paper Co), and Joana Avillez, who recently illustrated Lena Dunham's new book. Pieces range from drawings to paintings to textiles to ceramics. 

Admission and sales from the auction will benefit Girls Rock! Rochester as it sets the stage for its third year of music creation and performance. During one powerful week, GR!R provides campers with a chance to learn an instrument, form a band, attend workshops, write an original song, and perform at a live showcase in front of family and friends.

A $5 - $10 sliding scale admission donation price includes free beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and hors d’oeuvre for event goers throughout the night. Cotton candy will be provided by Sweetly Spun. Doors open at 7pm and the auction starts promptly at 8pm. The event is 21 and up. 

Girls Rock! Rochester is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to using music as a vehicle for personal growth and positive change.

For more information, visit: www.girlsrockrochester.org

Click here to RSVP for the event on Facebook.

Search hashtag #BERTcountdown on your favorite social media channels to see sneak peaks and more!


PERMATEMPERAMENT - works by David Schnuckel and Scot Lefavor

Opening Reception Saturday May 10, 2014 from 7-10pm.

Show Runs May 10-24, 2014

Sharing a visual vocabulary rooted in appropriated pop/cultural references, David and Scot bring their unique work to 1975 on May 10.

David Schnuckel is an artist and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Glass Program in the School of American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology.

For more about David: www.davidschnuckel.com

Scot Lefavor is an accomplished artist and designer from Denver who has temporarily relocated to Rochester to work on his newest body of work.

For more about Scot:

Works now available in our online store.

Search hashtag #permatemperament on your favorite social media channels to see process photos, sneak peaks, and more!



Vulnerable Geometry
New and Collaborative Works from Jaime Molina, Vincent Comparetto, and Max Kauffman
Opens Saturday, April 5, 2014

1975 is proud to reach beyond our citiy's limits to our friends from the West, bringing the works of three talented artists from Denver, CO and Oakland, CA to our city. Their show brings a mix of Neue Folk, Cubist Urban Modernism, Stencilism, and Graphic Semi-abstraction. Densely layered, these works invite the viewer back for time and time again, revealing new details each time.

On a personal note, Vincent was one of my earliest creative inspirations and has been one of my closest friends since 1993. It has been inspiring to watch his progression as an artist over such a long period of time, and I am very happy to bring his work alongside Jaime and Max's back to Rochester.

Jaime Molina - www.cuttyup.com
Vincent Comparetto - www.prometheusproductions.tv
Max Kauffman - www.kauffmanartistry.com

Opening Reception
Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 7-10pm
Show Runs April 5 - 26, 2014

To RSVP for the opening: https://www.facebook.com/events/482513878540953/

Search hashtag #vulnerablegeometry on your favorite social media channels to see process photos, sneak peaks, and more!


Featured image: Might of Oaks.

1975 is proud to present ALL THINGS WILD AND FREE - New Works by Mr. Prvrt.

Opening Reception Saturday March 15, 2014 - 6-10pm
Show runs March 15 - 29, 2014

Reinvigorated by his work with Wild Wings in Rochester, NY and inspired by imaginative classics including Princess Mononoke, The Secret of Nimh, and Watership Down, Mr. Prvrt invites you to join him as he explores the mystical nature of animals. Featuring over 30 brand new works, this marks Mr. Prvrt's first solo show with 1975.

Some of the featured birds of prey from Wild Wings will be our honored guests at the gallery from 6-8pm the night of the opening. A portion of proceeds from the sales of the works from this show will go to benefit Wild Wings. For more information about their organization:

For more information about Mr. Prvrt or Wild Wings:



RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416034941977914/

"In ancient times,
The land lay covered in forests.
Where from ages long past,
Dwelt the spirits of the Gods.
Back then,
Man and beast lived in harmony.
But as time went by,
Most of the great forests were destroyed.
Those that remained,
Were guarded by gigantic beasts,
Who owed their allegiance to the great forest spirit.
For those were the days of Gods,
And of Demons."

- From Princess Mononoke.




Join us Saturday January 18 at 1975 (The Boys) and The Yards (The Girls) for Round Two of our epic cardboard battle!

Come see what transpires when you combine just over two weeks of installation, two teams of 20 artists, and a whole mess of cardboard in two locations in Rochester! This is a dual-gallery exhibit, so make sure you stop in to both galleries and tell us who YOU think won the battle of BOYS VS. GIRLS!

Opening Reception Saturday January 18 from 6-10pm at BOTH 1975 and The Yards!
The Battle runs January 18 - February 8, 2013.

89 Charlotte St.
Rochester, NY 14607

W-F: 1PM - 8PM (please note temporary winter opening change)
S-S: 12-5pm


The Yards
50-52 Rochester Public Market
Rochester, NY 14609

T, Th, Sat during Public Market Hours

(Both galleries are within a few minutes of each other by car)





Last August, The Yards played home to their first residency, where artists came together to work, share ideas, and explore the creative process. This show will feature works by Davya Brody, Shawnee Hill, Nate Hodge, and Dylan Staib.

Join us November 16 at 1975 as we get a glimpse at the work inspired by their time at the Yards and their interactions with each other.

Opening Reception November 16 from 7-10pm
Show runs November 16 - December 7, 2013





Opening Reception Saturday October 5, 2013 7-10pm
Show runs October 5 - November 2, 2013.

Join us as we rejoice five years of artistic adventuring in Rochester, NY with a celebration of skulls! Featuring one of our most diverse lineups yet with new works from our past, our present, our future, and our inspirations.

Joseph Allgeier / Anthony Bacchiocchi / Carla Bartow / Jolene Beckman / Paul Beresniewicz / Bile / Davya Brody / Ryan Bubnis / Vivianna Calabria-Bacchiocchi / Miguel Cardona / Michael Carnrike / John Magnus Champlin / CHANGE / Sean Chilson / Jennifer Cichello / Adrien Moses Clark / Amanda B. Clarke / Vincent Comparetto / Daniel Dienelt / Johnny Dismal / Joel Dow / Rachel Dow / Mike Egan / Brian Flynn / Adam Francey / Goatmouth / Chris Hargrave / Shawnee Hill / The Huckle Buckle Boys / Justyn Iannucci / Lucas Irwin / Kristina Kaiser / Jes Karakashian / Max Kauffman / Dave Kinsey / Ashley Jean Landon / Peter Lazarski / Erich S. Lehman / Mike Ming / Adam Maida / Jaime Molina / John Perry / Mr. Prvrt / Rebecca Rafferty / Matthew Roberts / Beatrix Rose / Ben Rubin / Sarah C. Rutherford / Dan Springer / St. Monci / Samantha Stumpf / Deth P. Sun / Lea Rizzo / Siloette / Thievin' Stephen / Beth Sumner / Mike Turzanski / Greogry Van Maanan / Steven Vogel / Christopher Walkenhorst / Arden Zollweg

*Artist lineup subject to change

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/187323931449344/

Join us afterwards at Cure in the Rochester Public Market for some tunes and skull-themed drink specials created just for this occasion!




Adventures in Technicolor - St. Monci

Opening Reception - Saturday September 7, 7-10pm

Show runs September 7 - 28

Thank you for the AMAZING response to the truly stellar body of work! We are proud to have presented St. Monci's first solo exhibition with 1975! Fresh off a FANTASTIC mural in this year's WALL\THERAPY, St. Monci brings a new body of work exclusive to this show.

Adventures in Technicolor is a collection of new interplanetary work inspired by the warm, rich feeling of classic technicolor films. St. Monci brings you astounding, abstract tales of wonder and intrigue!Watch as he manipulates shape and color and presents a new world for your viewing pleasure!



St. Monci

St. Monci's WALL\THERAPY mural at South Ave and Gregory St.




BLACK AND BLUE - Ryan Bubnis and Lucas Irwin

Ryan Bubnis and Lucas Irwin
Opening Reception - Saturday June 1, 7-10pm

Show runs June 1 - June 29

Black And Blue began with the simple prompt of two friends creating bodies of work that featured a cohesive, limited, color palette. Within these constraints Ryan Bubnis and Lucas Irwin work through a series of new drawings, paintings and sculpture. This exhibition explores themes of restraint, resilience, friendship, collaboration and mark-making.


Ryan Bubnis’ work has been described as “modern folk.” Through his paintings, illustrations, design and mural work, he comments on themes relating to the human condition.

Working both traditionally and digitally, he incorporates a range of mediums that include found objects, paper, wood, canvas, aerosol, acrylics, cel vinyl, Papier-Mâché, graphite and India ink. He draws inspiration from life, love, graffiti, folk and outsider art from a variety of cultures.

Bubnis has collaborated with a number of commercial clients and his work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S. and abroad. He is currently an Assistant Professor at The Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.


Lucas Irwin
is an artist, designer, and maker best known for his work in the world of designer toys and helping to launch the genre-creating, indy DIY Magazine Readymade. Influenced by the urban landscape, architecture, heavy machinery, instructional manuals, schematics, and popular culture, Lucas builds complex images by weaving together and dissecting these references. His work has been exhibited across the U.S., U.K., and Japan.


RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/251043175041334



The Huckle Buckle Boys show is down now, but the Audio tour is still up!

To full experience the exhibition audio tour, please download this free audio tour narrated by the Huckle Buckle Boys. Please click the appropriate link below (hosted on Mediafire) to download to the player of your choice, then visit our Facebook page to follow along with our gallery of their artwork

M4A Audio Tour (with chapter markers, but no pictures yet)
MP3 Audio Tour (no chapter markers)
MP3 Audio Tour (broken into mp3 tracks)

Rebecca Rafferty at CITY paper wrote a review of the show: Read it here.



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