Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact.
— Marlene Dietrich
We dont like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. Well, art is art, isnt it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... now you tell me what you know.
— Groucho Marx
Some people see the cup as half empty. Some people see the cup as half full. I see the cup as too large.
— George Carlin
Those who restrain their desires, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
— William Blake
Last Saturday @ Asbury Hall
60 Second Cecil from John Massier on Vimeo.
Nathaniel Freeman: Killing Rowlando
@ Hallwalls thru TODAY
gallery hours Tues to Fri 11am to 6pm, Sat 1—4pm
@ Hallwalls Tues, Apr 28, 8pm, FREE
"The University at Buffalo Department of Music is pleased to present BABEL...an experimental vocal ensemble. BABEL...an experimental vocal ensemble is a forum for exploring the mythologies and expressive possibilities of the human voice. The ensemble, comprised of both performers and composers, is under the direction of UB Assistant Professor of Music, Tony Arnold. Members include Randy Andre, Drew Burke, Christopher Culp, Amanda DeBoer, Rin Ozaki, Diana Soh and Laura Neese."
8 Days and Counting
ALFONSO VOLO: Thrifting For Beauty
Solo Exhibition op @ Hallwalls Sat. May 2, 8—11pm
artist's reading/performance @ 8pm
• Some Assembly Required UB Student Thesis Exhibition @ Tri-Main op Sat, Apr 25, 6-9pm (thru May 10)
• Richard Kersting, Fran Noonan @ Meiborn (E. Aurora) op Fri, May 1, 6-9pm (thru May 30)
• Fables and Truths @ Starlight Studio op Fri, May 8, 6-9pm (thru June 26)
• Matthew Palmo @ redFISH (E. Aurora) op Fri, Apr 24, 7-10pm (thru May 8)
• Visions of Greater Buffalo @ CEPA Sat, Apr 25, 7-9:30
• Writing With Light @ CEPA op Sat, May 2, 5:30-8
• Mark Freeland @ Gateway Gallery op Fri, Apr 24, 8-11pm
• Stephen Antonakos, Warren Isensee, Gary Lang, Melissa Meyers, Katherine Sehr @ Nina Freudenheim op Sat Apr 25, 6-8pm (thru June 12)
CEPA's Visions of Greater Buffalo
op Sat, April 25 w/ silent auction
with photos by J. Luis Acosta, Julio Alvarez, MD, Stuart Angert, Karen Arrison, Justin Azzarella, Barbara Baird, Jennifer Balbach, Scott Behrend, Eve Berry, Kathleen Lawley Best, Stephen Brereton, Richard Bryan, Michael Clarke, David Colligan, Chris Collins, Jim Crampton, Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Shelley Drake, David L. Edmunds, Jr., Colleen Maroney Fahey, Angelo Fatta, Gretchen Fierle, Raymond L. Fink, Cynthia A. Firey, Amy Friedman, Eddie Friel, Michael Gainer, Pete Gallivan, Harvey Garrett, Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Robert D. Gioia, H. McCarthy Gipson, , Scott Goldman, DMD, Beth Gosch, Michael Gross, Rema S. Hanash, Barry Heneghan, Thomas Herrera-Mishler, Wesley Hicks, Jr., MD, Jeff Higginbotham, Ph.D., Monte Hoffman, William Hudson, Anthony Johnson, Roberta Joseph, Richard Kegler, George Kennedy, William J.Lawley, Jr., Daniel R. Leberer, Ronald Maier, Stephanie Malinenko, Theodore Marks, Harry G. Meyer, Jock Mitchell, Jane Mogavero, Mark Mortenson, Gail Nicholson, Virginia Oehler, Kevin O’Leary, Julie Barrett O'Neill, Marcia O'Neil-White, Joan Panepinto RN, RD, Ronald J. Papa, Russell E. Pawlak, Mark Gaston Pearce, Joy Pepper, Stephanie Pincus, MD, Jay Pomerantz, MD, Jack Quinn II, Jack Quinn III, Bridget Quinn-Carey, Bill Rupp, Elisabeth Samuels, Claire Schen, Katie Schneider, Ginger D. Schroder, Maria Scrivani, Suzy Sears, Ben Siegel, Stephanie J. Simeon, Sherry Sutton, Douglas Swift, Francisco M. Vasquez, Ph.D., Eric Walker, Jessica Walker, Bryan Whitley-Grassi, Maria R. Whyte, Anni Wild, Robin L. Wolfga
Nancy Belfer @ Indigo
op Fri, May 1, 6-9pm (thru June 7)
@ Artspace May 1
Gary Nickard's Moment of Uncertainty
op @ CEPA Sat, May 2, 7-10pm (thru June 14)
• Michael Beitz, Matt Monroe @ Big Orbit thru Apr 24 Buffalo News
• Amy Greenan @ the Castellani thru May 17 and Kara Walker thru May 31 and Jed Jackson thru Sept 20
• Shelby Baron, Abbey Hendrickson, Ryan Legassicke @ 1716 Main Street thru Apr 25 Buffalo News
• David Andree @ Burchfield Nature & Art Center thru June 13
• NCCC Student Honors Exhibition thru May 12
• Deanna Clohessy @ Impact Artists Gallery thru Apr 11
• Nathan Naetzker @ Studio Hart thru May 2
• Autistic Services Exhibition op @ WNED Horizons Gallery thru Apr 29
• Dennis Bertram, Kara Daving, Lukia Costello, Jax Deluca, Val Dunne, Val Dunne, Connlith Keogh, Kevin Kegler, Iris Kirkwood @ Artspace thru Apr 26
• Interstices @ CEPA thru Apr 25
• Michael Beitz, Letha Wilson @ Buffalo Arts Studio thru May 22
• Don Nieman @ Buffalo Big Print thru Apr 28
• Glenn Murray, Bob Schultz, Tim Raymond, Joe Moran, Bob Schulman, Francisco Amaya, Candace Keegan, Neil Mahar, Ran Webber, Amanda Giczkowski, Nick DeMarchi, John Farallo @ College Street Gallery thru Apr 29
• Jozef Bajus, Sunhwa Kim, Tara Nahabetian, Robert Wood @ Indigo thru Apr 26
• Jackie Felix, Cathy Pardike, Coni Minneci @ the Carnegie thru May 2
• Kara Daving @ EcoCenter San Francisco thru June 20
• Enrique Chagoya @ Anderson Gallery thru Apr 26
• WNY Artists Group @ Art Dialogue thru Apr 24
• David Munson and Enrique Chagoya and First Year Undergrad Architects @ UB Anderson thru Apr 26
• Betty's 4th Annual Staff Exhibition thru May 10
• Bruce Jackson at the Albright Knox thru May 10
• Saya Woolfalk, Ani Hoover @ UB Art Gallery thru June 20
• Rita Argen Auerbach at The Mansion on Delaware (until daylight savings time ends)
• Diane Baker at The Mansion on Delaware (indefinitely)
Tom Hughes, Master of Beef
"They were all making art that combined elements of Pop and Conceptualism with social concerns about consumerism, political power and gender. Their work kept ideas to the fore but rematerialized them as images. Many of those images were photographic, extracted from everyday life, a life that was increasingly a creation of media culture..."
NY Times Cotter
"In more than 20 novels and story collections, Mr. Ballard coupled his potent descriptive powers with an imagination attracted to catastrophic events and a melancholy view of the human soul as being enervated and corrupted by the modern world."
NY Times obit
Something I listened to this week...
Meh. A perfectly fine, perfectly tepid compilation wherein the cover versions do not come close to approaching the originals. It's good enough, I enjoyed it, then promptly forgot it as soon as it was done. Not half as good as the boffo cover photo. Fine thing to revisit Gainsborough. Better thing to visit him.