Friday, August 1, 2008
I thank God I am as honest as any man living that is an old man and no honester than I.
— William Shakespeare
To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.
— Giorgio de Chirico
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
— Soren Kierkegaard
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
— Herm Albright
Minimalism Is Sweet
Hallwalls intern Katie Gaudy does her best Price is Right model impersonation, holding a recent art purchase of mine, a sculpture by Buffalo artist Attilio Celotto.
@ HW Fri, Aug 8, 8pm
'78 Records: Erie Canal to Love Canal 1978—2008
This event has been organized by multimedia artist Fereshteh Toosi to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Love Canal environmental disaster and its relationship to contemporary environmental issues. Organized by Toosi, Spark Contemporary Art Space (Syracuse) and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo), the project seeks to connect Erie Canal history, the Salt City of Syracuse, and environmental projects in New York state including the planned Peace Bridge expansion in Buffalo as well as Onondaga Lake and Onondaga Creek in Syracuse. The live event will feature a performance that includes field recordings made during my journey along the Erie Canal, and interviews with Buffalo and Syracuse activists. The multi-media presentation will be followed by a screening featuring documentaries about Love Canal.
Hallwalls Media Arts
@ HW thru Aug 30
Karma Cab Boa
Hallwalls 2008 Members Exhibition
gallery hours: tues to Fri 11am to 6pm, Sat 1 to 4pm
with works by:
DAVID ANDREE • MOLLIE ATKINSON • RITA ARGEN AUERBACH • KATE BAE • DIANE BAKER • RACHAEL BALDANZA • MICHAEL BEAM • MARY BEGLEY • DENNIS BERTRAM • AMANDA BESL • ALAN BIGELOW • PRISCILLA BOWEN • NELSON BRADLEY • BRADLEY BUTLER • SCOTT BYE • ATTILIO CELOTTO • IAN CHRYSTAL • VIKTORIA CIOSTEK • OREEN COHEN • LUKIA COSTELLO • JAX DELUCA • MARIELY DOWNEY • LIZ DRUMM & CHRISTOPHER VEREL • VAL DUNNE • EDOLLIA •
JACKIE FELIX (above) • DOROTHY FITZGERALD • JOAN FITZGERALD • JENNIFER GOTTDIENER • ZEV GOTTDIENER • AMY GREENAN • JODY HANSON • PATTI HARRIS • PHIL HENDRICKSON • ROBERT HOLLAND • TOM HOLT •
A.J. HUARANCA (above) • BILLY HUGGINS • DALE INGLETT • ANITA L. JOHNSON • JOHN KENNEDY • LAWRENCE KINNEY • FELICE KOENIG • MATT KRUBACK • JAMIE KUBALA • MARK LAVATELLI • ZOE LAVATELLI • ELIZABETH LEADER • STACEY LECHEVET • GERALDINE LIQUIDANO • POLLY LITTLE & TED PELTON • SANDY LUDWIG • ROSEMARY K. LYONS • NAOMI MARINE • MAUREEN MATTHEWS • SCOTT McCARNEY • CHRIS McGEE • KURT McGHEE • MARK McLOUGHLIN • GERALD MEAD • R.J. MELNYK • DIANE MENCHETTI • LILLIAN MÉNDEZ • CONI MINNECI • ERIK MINTER • BERNARD P. MULLANE • KARA NEWBAUER • FRANK O'CONNOR • BOB OHRUM • MARY GRACE OHRUM • CATHY PARDIKE • NANCY J. PARISI • KATE S. PARZYCH • JAMES PAULSEN • ELENA RALSTON • JEAN-MICHEL REED • RENA REISMAN • THOMAS ROJEK • SALVATORE SCRIVO • GARY SCZERBANIEWICZ • KATIE SEHR • VICTOR SHANCHUK JR. • KATHLEEN SHERIN • JOANNE SLOAN • BENJAMIN SPENCER • CATHERINE LINDER SPENCER • NATHANIEL SPENCER • NORINE SPURLING • DEBRA STECKLER • KURT TREEBY • CHRIS VESPER •
KURT VON VOETSCH (above) • ALFONSO VOLO • GENEVIEVE WALLER • MARY WEIG • JACQUELINE WELCH • SUSAN WILKE • JANET WINKIE • GARY L. WOLFE • SUNG HE YOON • DIANE YUNQUE • and BRUCE ADAMS, listed last because in the world of Buffalo group shows, he always gets listed first.
• Carnegie Art Center Members Exhibition op Sat, Sept 13, 7-9pm (thru Oct 17)
• Robert Burley, Avalanche Collective, Ryan Boatright, Jim DeLucia, Bingyi Huang at the Rochester Contemporary op Fri, Aug 1, 6-10pm
• Ella Joseph at ScenoArt Studio, 293 Linwood, Sat & Sun, Aug 2 & 3, noon to 3pm
• Converge Us at Brick Underground (Tonawanda) op Fri, Aug 1, 6:30—9pm
• Aasta Deth at Three Rivers Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, op Fri, Aug 8, 5-9pm (thru Aug 28)
• Dianne Baker at Kouros Gallery (NYC) op Aug 6 (thru Aug 29)
• Max Streicher: Metamorphosis at the Castellani op Fri, Oct 5
Tom Hughes @ 218 Grant Street
Buff News preview Eisenberg
Lukia Costello in The Rabbit Room
Alicia Ross @ Black & White
Alicia Ross Website
• OP Art Revisited at the Albright thru Jan 25
• Comfort Burn at Artspace & Big Orbit thru Aug 10 Arvoice Gerald Mead
• Michael Veit at the Castellani thru Sept 14
• Biff Henrich at the Buffalo Museum of Science thru Aug 31
• Kara Daving at the Niagara Aquarium thru Aug
• Rita Argen Auerbach at Chautauqua Institution thru Aug 23
• Molly jarboe at Studio Hart thru Aug 9
• Niagara Frontier at the Kenan Center thru Aug 24
• Members Show at Market Street Gallery, Lockport thru Aug 10
• Rick Steinberg at Quaker Bonnet thru Aug 29
• Ellis Ball, Jamie Hoggard, Robert Holland, Jeff McMullen, Sarah Baker MIchalak, Rosa Rojas at Olean Public Library thru Aug 15
• Buffalo Flickr Photographers at Betty's thru Sept 7
• Molly Jarboe at Studio Hart thru Aug 9
• Writing With Light at CEPA thru Aug 27
• Julian Montague in Site Visits at Cambridge Galleries thru Aug 16
• Caitlin Krumm at WNED Horizons Gallery thru Aug 15
• Dianne Baker at Galleryh @ Artpark thru Aug 22
• Julian Montague at Socrates Sculpture Park thru Aug 3
• Will West at El Museo thru August 31
• Diane Baker at The Mansion on Delaware (indefinitely)
Castellani Art Museum
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
TopSpin: Artists of Western New York and Beyond
The museum’s Tops Gallery—dedicated to the exhibition of work by local and regional artists— presents the TopSpin series. This juried series of solo exhibitions draws from the richly diverse work of Western New York artists, as well as that of artists beyond the region. TopSpin features a broad range of visual expressions, varied in media as well as message.
Please include artist statement, CV, 10-15 images (preferably on CD) and send to:
Curator of Exhibitions and Collections
Castellani Art Museum
Niagara University, NY 14109
Please DO NOT email submissions.
All submissions will be reviewed this fall for 2009 exhibition opportunity.
"How do you arrest gravity? How do you freeze time? It is at this point that art and science converge."
Ny Times Cotter
Daniel Bukantz 1918—2008
NY Times obit
Something I listened to this week...
I listened to this while installing the members' exhibition. Everytime I hear it, I remember how good it is. It's worth remembering that The Who were very much an art-rock band—from their mod(ernist) beginnings, to The Who Sell Out (a concept album that not only preceded The Beatles pepperesque foray but explicitly critiqued the consumerist culture the band realized it was becoming part of), to this album, ambitious for its time and no less ambitious today. In fact, very few concept albums have ever come close to the note-for-note magnificence of Tommy. Adventurous, elegant, funny, poignant, it's a helluva ride, from first note to last.
A self that is only differentiated—not integrated—may attain great individual accomplishments, but risks being mired in self-centered egotism. By the same token, a person whose self is based exclusively on integration will be well-connected and secure, but lack autonomous individuality. Only when a person invests equal amounts of psychic energy in these two processes and avoids both selfishness and conformity is the self likely to reflect complexity.
— Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi