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An example of Michael Phillips' work (Courtesy image)

ROCHESTER - The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts will present a selection of works by Michael Phillips in the Art Gallery at the Rochester Performance & Arts Center.

A reception will take place on May 31st from 5-7 p.m. with light refreshments. The public is encouraged to attend.

Phillips is a U.S postal worker and self-taught artist from Litchfield, now based in Concord. His work brings together various antithetical and contradictory sentiments, as well as a wide range of influences, techniques, and mediums, into a cohesive body of work that puts more stock in an oeuvre than singular pictures. He attempts to elevate and highlight the accidental, overlooked, and nonart we pass every day: cracked city buildings, rusty metal, dirty walls, runny paint.

Phillips draws from his time as a musician and brings the ideas and ethos of DIY music scenes to his art. He is relatively new to the art scene but has shown in galleries in New Hampshire and is in private collections in Europe, Canada and across the USA.

The Art Gallery, at the Rochester Performance & Arts Center, is located at 32 North Main Street in Rochester. The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is sponsored by the City of Rochester, Rochester Main Street, and Bernier Insurance. Visit www.rochestermfa.org/rpac for more information.

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