4/24/2008

Artspace - Inaugural Show

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I just received this announcement about the first resident art exhibit at Artspace from Michele Pamer and the graphic from Katie Sehr. The opening is next Friday, May 2nd at 6:30 and the show runs through Saturday June 14th.
UNPACKING ARTSPACE_LETTER poster
ARTSPACE BUFFALO INAUGURAL RESIDENT ART EXHIBITION

Resident Artists to Show Recent Work


Artspace Buffalo Gallery
is pleased to announce the inaugural resident-artist exhibition Unpacking Artspace. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 2nd from 6:30-9:30 pm at the newly completed Artspace Buffalo Gallery, 1219 Main Street, Buffalo, New York. This is the very first art exhibition held at Artspace Buffalo since the building project was completed in early 2008.

This exhibition is open to all residents of Artspace Buffalo, presenting a glimpse into each artist's practice. The work of over 35 artists from all ages, experiences and disciplines will be shown. Many Artspace artists are seasoned veterans of the art world, having shown work in galleries and art fairs from Buffalo to Tokyo over the past several decades. Other Artspace artists are just beginning to experiment with art making, having never shown their work in public.

Diversity in every area is the one common thread of Artspace. The mediums included in Unpacking Artspace -- painting, installation, drawing, photography, sculpture, collage, digital video, dance, music -- vary as much as the themes and concepts of each work. The show will also feature work of resident artists working on the design of fine furniture, graphics and jewelry.

Drawing inspiration from natural form and gesture for his exotic wood-designed furniture, Thomas Stender's Tension proves that emotions can be conveyed even through a object as ordinary as a table. Shondra Cabrera suggests a common ground exists between haute cuisine and fine art with her untitled "edible art" sculpture, surrounded by slices of cake. Katie Sehr records small rhythmic movements on paper, documenting a meditative, performative process and resulting in animated yet minimal landscapes. Isabella Luciano, a student at the Buffalo Academy of Visual & Performing Arts by day, will perform Fire Poi (fire dance) during the opening reception, creating visual patterns with ignited Kevlar wicks spun on chains. In the spirit of documentary and collaboration, photographer Michele Pamer's Isabella Fire Dances documents the fire dance through her cinematic display of nine 12 by 12-inch Giclee prints. Story Telling, a narrative in pen and ink by Atticus Pamer, represents the work of yet another young Artspace artist.

Complete list of artists included: Kate Bae, Amanda Beale, Malcolm Bonney, Kristin Renée Brandt, Shondra Cabrera, Tanya Chutko, Lukia Costello, Timothy Englert, Eric Louis Dates, Janice Davis, Hans Gindlesberger, Adrian H. Guadalpe, Selina Holman, Soyeon Jung, Brian Kavanaugh, Kyla Avery Kegler, Paul Kozlowski, Gregory Lawson, Joel Lewitzky, Justin Lowe, Isabella Luciano, Nathan W. Naetzker, Tim Newell, Kelly Metcalfe, Erika Mitchell, Renee Oubre, Atticus Pamer, Michele Pamer, Alex Park, Katie Sallander, Patricia Schraven, Katie Sehr, Altamese Steadman, Thomas Stender, Sandy White and Alex Young.

Exhibition on view from May 2, 2008 through Saturday, June 14, 2008. Artspace Buffalo Gallery is open Saturdays from 12:00 - 5:00 PM during exhibitions, staffed by volunteer resident artists. The Gallery is also open by appointment only Wednesdays - Fridays from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Please call 716-803-6205 or e-mail info@artspacebuffalo.net to schedule and appointment for individuals, schools or groups.
For additional background on Artspace and what this development means to the surrounding neighborhood, please check out some of these links.
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4 comments:

RaChaCha said...

Was over at Artspace last Friday for a look around after a meeting a block away. Wandered into the basement and saw a whiteboard outside an office written full of notes from tenants looking for fixes. Wished I'd had a camera - would have made an interesting post...

Anonymous said...

Come on now, Rachcha, we wouldn't open your closets and read your mail if you invited us to your house. Every apartment building has a white board or a message spot for repairs, and Artspace is no different. I'm growing bored with the need for people to sensationalize the ordinary activities of apartment life in a newly renovated space. Newsflash: All new buildings have issues. Let's move on. I hope you at least enjoyed the art and dance performances while you were here!

Anonymous said...

Wadda' "hater". Well said, Anon...well said. Newsflash #2 Rakaka (or whatever your name is): The Exhibit is not situated anywheres near our 24-hour maintenance staff's private and out-of-the-way Office, which is where you snooped, er, wandered to.

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