January 27 - February 24, 2018
David Mitchell’s most recent undertaking, Lullaby for a Lost Horizon, a multi-media installation spanning both exhibition spaces at 500 Seneca (Main Lobby and Boiler Room.) Centering on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, the project explores the mystical origins of space exploration through photography, video and a large-scale media installation. Slated to be the first of three large-scale installations that will unfold over the next couple of years, Lullaby for a Lost Horizon is Mitchell’s most ambitious project to date. Please join us on Saturday, January 27 -- the eve of the 1986 Challenger disaster -- for an opening reception, where viewers will be transported to a simulated beachfront.
David Mitchell was born in 1975 in Silver Springs, MD. He received his B.F.A. from Buffalo State College and his M.F.A. from New York University and is the former artistic director and curator at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY. He is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with photography, video, sculpture, drawing and installation. His work has been exhibited in Western and Central New York and Asia, including exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Capital Normal University Art Museum, Beijing; the Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY; and the Kyosato Museum of the Photographic Arts, Japan.
December 7, 2017 - January 25, 2018
Team Razor Wire
The Blues of Collaboration, is the first gallery exhibition for mural duo Team Razor Wire, Nicholas Miller & Christopher Kameck. This duo began working together in 2015, and now their work can be found around town, inside and out. Known for their developed signature style of gradients of color organized in abstract geometric patterns, their unique style is hard to miss. For this exhibition, individual sculptural painted works reflecting their motif will be on view and available for purchase.
October 3 - December 1, 2017
How to..., is a continuation of the artist's exploration into repurposing traditional fibers and recycled materials, into sculptural wall hanging works that contribute to the fine art conversation of contemporary "craft" practices. Ani Hoover received both a BFA and MFA in painting. Around 2010, her work began to shift to focus on sculpture, installation and fiber based practices. Her process embraces recycled materials and low-tech methods for creating art. To see images of past work and projects, please visit her site @ anihoover.com.
May 25 - September 21, 2017
The Clufffaloes, a series of acrylic paintings that the artist created upon first returning to Western New York in 2014, are part of an on-going exploration of color, composition, desire, and intent. Charles Clough was born in Buffalo, New York in 1951. He attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Ontario College of Art in Toronto, University at Buffalo and New York University and has taught at Columbia University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Since the 1970's he has presented his work in more than 70 solo and more than 150 group exhibitions. He has received grants and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. More than 600 of his works are included in the permanent collections of more than 70 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian Museum of American Art. In 1974 Clough founded Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, with Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, Michael Zwack, Nancy Dwyer, Diane Bertolo and others in Buffalo. www.clufff.com
March 16 - May 19, 2017
Her series of charcoal works draw on the exploration of material, process and the limitations of memory that are revealed through the distortion and fragmentation of the figure. What is presented to the viewer are images that border on horror, revealing the inner turmoil of life experience, while beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Tricia Butski is an artist and educator living and working in Buffalo, NY. Trained in drawing and oil painting, she holds a BFA from Fredonia State University (‘13) and an MFA from the University at Buffalo’s Department of Art (‘15). She is currently a resident artist at Buffalo Arts Studio and an adjunct instructor at Erie Community College and Fredonia State University. She has exhibited her work regionally and has been involved in a couple large mural projects in Niagara Falls and for the Buffalo Public School District. triciabutskiart.com
January 19 - March 10, 2017
Ian de Beer
Crossing over to a studio based practice, Ian de Beer draws upon the history of painting and his street knowledge to produce a series of sculptural paintings. Born and raised in Buffalo, he's spent time in NYC and Pittsburgh, but currently is in town pursuing his bachelor's in business. To read a review of his show please click here.