Oct 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.