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89 Charlotte St.
Rochester, NY 14607

P: 585.466.4278
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Gallery Hours
Wednesday: 1-8pm
Thursday: 1-8pm
Friday: 1-8pm
Saturday: 12-5pm
Sunday: 12-5pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed

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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!




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:


To RSVP for the opening: https://www.facebook.com/events/302836619868315/

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



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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.



SITE UPDATE: Progress is delayed due to how busy we are (and working on the site inhouse), so the new goal is to have everything ready to rock by our five year anniversary. Thank you for hanging in there!

In the meantime, you can follow what we are up to on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or come visit us at our new home! 89 Charlotte St. Rochester, NY 14607. The Google map street view is at least a year out of date, but we are in the green cinderblook building just behind Restuarant 2Vine at the corner of Charlotte and Pitkin.

Our hours are:

Wednesday through Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 12-5pm
Sunday 12-5pm

Or by appointment: 585.428.4278