Rick McKee Hock Artist-in-Residence Fund Auction
Visual Studies Workshop wishes to honor the memory of Rick McKee Hock by bringing an artist resident to Rochester each year in his name. VSW is raising money for this named fund to be part of our endowment so we can annually give an artist a month-long residency with housing, studio space, a travel budget, and a stipend. To support the fund, artist friends of Rick’s and those he helped by producing residency projects in Rochester have all donated the prints in this silent, online auction. By collecting a print, you will be honoring a life devoted to artists and their work.
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Visual Studies Workshop’s mission is to support makers and interpreters of images through education, publications, exhibitions, and collections.
Fueled by his own expansive ideas about photography—as a tool of social commentary and contemporary experimentation—VSW and the MFA program were founded in 1969 by Nathan Lyons. Just a few years after the founding of the school, Nathan’s partner Joan Lyons founded VSW Press to give artists a place to print their own artists’ books and produce the work they wanted to make—not what was dictated to them by the commercial pressures of publishers, galleries, and museums. That ethos lives today in VSW, which five decades later continues to thrive as a laboratory for leadership and independent thinking.
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Dance Hall, Lake Ontario
Artist: Alex Webb
Liberty Plaza, New York City, September 11, 2001
Artist: Susan Meiselas
New York 78
Artist: Aaron Siskind
Artist: Nathan Lyons