Inaugural Exhibition: Mark + Olive Freeland / 100% Confectionate
Opening Reception: Friday, 29 June 2018, 6-9pm
On view: Thursday, 21 June - Thursday, 26 July 2018
100% Confectionate, our inaugural exhibition of works by Mark + Olive Freeland, will be on view Thursday, 21 June - Thursday, 26 July 2018. The Opening Reception will take place on 29 June 2018 from 6-9pm, with drink and pastry specials all evening.
Mark Freeland is a legendary artist and musician in Buffalo. His whimsical characters and texts express real-life circumstances and attitudes making fun those things we find mundane and anthropomorphizing our alter egos. His quick quips for life brighten your day along with his vibrant, colorful paintings, sculptures, collages, and lyrics which reveal his passion for pop culture, graffiti art, and Native American themes. Freeland’s spirit can be strongly felt through the many friends and fans who live on with his memories. If we adopt a little of his attitude the world will always be a bit more joyful. His memory also lives on through his long time companion, Olive. Love never dies. She continues to share with us his art, music, and stories. An artist in her own right, her works often illuminate their forever connection. Let us all live on in his spirit and with his message: Everyone is good at something so be your best.
Mark Freeland was born in Kenmore, New York in 1957 and passed away on June 14, 2007. He attended Empire State College where he studied music and majored in clarinet. Freeland has had one-man exhibitions at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, who also acquired 60 of his pieces, 464 Gallery, Redroom, and Gallery 141B in Buffalo, Austin Contemporary, the Swinghouse in Los Angeles, Apocalypse Gallery and Dorian Grey Gallery in New York City. Olive, Buffalo-born, is a graduate of Buffalo State College and was inspired by Les Krims. Her work has been exhibited at 464 Gallery, Wine on Third, and for Buffalo Infringement Festival at B-West, Filigrees, and Cafe Aroma.
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