Image (L-R): David Schirm, Nancy Belfer & Christopher Kameck
September 10 - November 9, 2018
Works from the Gerald Mead Collection
The Cass Project is honored to be working with local arts collector Gerald Mead, for the next show at 500 Seneca, opening, Thursday, Septemeber 27, 5-730pm. This exhibition consists of artworks in all media that have been selected from the extensive collection of Gerald Mead, one of Buffalo’s most prolific collectors of works by artists associated with Western New York (WNY) by either birth or residency. Assembling a private art collection is an ongoing process of expansion and refinement and this selection represents the range of works that Mead has added to his collection within the last year. It includes emerging artists as well as those with national and international reputations. Collectively the artworks - spanning from the early 1970s to present - provide a glimpse into the art rich art history of this region. Please note there will be a closing reception and collector lead tour on Friday, October 26, 5-7pm.
The artists included in the exhibition are George K. Arthur, Nancy Belfer, Renee Brown, Charles Clough, Ron Colgrove, Nancy Dwyer, Jack Edson, Christopher Kameck, Terri Katz Kasimov, Catherine Koenig, Stephen Makara, Paul McKenna, George Palmer, Nancy Parisi, Susan Rothenberg, Christy Rupp, David Schirm, Robert D. Schroeck, Catherine Tillou, Phyllis Thompson, John Wade, Jr. & Wendy Warner.
Gerald Mead is an award winning artist and educator, arts writer and former longtime curator at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo. A leading authority on WNY art, he is currently an independent curator who teaches in the Art & Design Department at Buffalo State College and serves on the boards of several regional arts organizations. Since 1987 he has assembled a private collection of over 1,300 artworks by artists associated with this region. Thematic exhibitions from the Gerald Mead Collection have been presented at museums, college galleries and other public venues, most recently at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in 2018. He has also lent works from his collection for exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Castellani Art Museum, University at Buffalo Art Galleries, CEPA Gallery and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and frequently lectures on art and collecting.