Burchfield Penney art

This vibrant colorful installation turns out to be just what the doctor ordered for difficult times. Installed in the Burchfield Penney's second-floor Sylvia L. Rosen Gallery, the exhibition bursts with pop-culture-embedded fun. Hoover's memory jars are encrusted with buttons, broken ceramics, junk jewelry, toys, and other discardable objects that, on their own, are easily overlooked. Hoover transforms these by combining them in vaguely figurative constructions, turning them into goofy conglomerates that glow with lively humor. Hoover's keen sense of finding the elemental core hidden within contemporary life's ephemera has never served her more effectively than in this stunning, enjoyable, and—yes—adorable show.

 

Through December

Ani Hoover: Forget-Me-Not

At Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Avenue)

burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011

 


 

 

December 8

Chautauqua Visual Arts Lecture Series: Derek Fordjour

Fordjour earned his BA at Morehouse College, MA in Art Education at Harvard University, and an MFA in Painting at Hunter College. His work has been exhibited at notable institutions nationally and internationally. 

6:30 p.m. live stream

Chq.org, 357-6250

 

December 11 

More Than a Trace

Native American and First Nations Contemporary Art inaugural exhibition opens.

K Art, 808 Main Street

thek.art; 768-3633

 

SHELTER

The installation by interdisciplinary artist and Buffalo native Lisa Karrer, is a multi-arts project incorporating audio soundtracks and green screen video projections embedded within a “city” of ceramic architectural forms. 

(ends March 28)

Burchfield Penney Art Center

(1300 Elmwood Avenue)

burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011

 

Charles E. Burchfield & The American Scene

The exhibit features artwork by Burchfield from the 1920s and 1930s along with photographs that feature some of the locations that he painted (ends March 28)

Burchfield Penney Art Center

(1300 Elmwood Avenue)

burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011

 

Through December 18 

Hallwalls 46th Annual Members Exhibition

Hallwalls members are invited to participate in this annual, non-juried exhibition by submitting one artwork for display; become a member or renew your membership online or in person.

Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center

(341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo)

hallwalls.org, 854-1694

 

Through December 19 

Wild Things: Disrupting the Photographic Archive in the Time of a Pandemic

This exhibit explores the polarity between the mechanical realism of the camera and chance expressionism of time, nature, and the maker’s hand that liberates images from their literalness. 

CEPA Gallery FLUX Gallery and Underground Gallery

(617 Main Street, Buffalo)

cepagallery.org, 856-2717

 

Annual Studio Art Exhibit

This exhibition showcases the work of thirty-two studio artists, over 100 pieces of art across a range of media including painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and more.

Buffalo Arts Studio

(2495 Main Street, Buffalo).

Buffaloartsstudio.org, 833-4450

 

Through December 27 

Roycroft Works from the Collection

Through exhibitions and programming, the Center’s Roycroft collection (along with works by Karl Kipp, Buffalo Pottery, Heintz Art Metal and Charles Rohlfs) defines Western New York’s impact on the Arts and Crafts Movement more than a century ago.

Burchfield Penney Art Center

(1300 Elmwood Avenue)

burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011

 

What’s Going On

Seven members of BPAC’s staff collaboratively curated an exhibition to address the changing environment, conceived as a response to the difficult times we are living in.

Burchfield Penney Art Center

(1300 Elmwood Avenue)

burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011

 

Small Sculpture from the Collection

This collection of small sculptures from the museum’s collection was conceived as an extension of the exhibition What’s Going On in the museum’s feature East gallery. 

Burchfield Penney Art Center

(1300 Elmwood Avenue)

burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011

 

Through December 

Castellani Art Museum

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University remains closed to the public through the end of 2020 and provides virtual tours and programs via CAM’s new YouTube channel and Facebook live events.

castellaniartmuseum.org, 286-8200

 

M&T Second Friday

On the second Friday of every month, the BPAC presents live art-making and performances; all activities stream directly from BPAC’s Facebook page.

5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at facebook.com/BurchfieldPenney

burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011

 

James C. Litz (1948-2009)

A collection of Litz’s work both on paper and canvas covers the development of his unique artistic career. 

(ends January 2)

Meibohm Fine Arts

(478 Main Street, East Aurora)

Meibohmfinearts.com, 652-0940

 

Women’s Work: Suffrage Movements

In Women’s Work: Suffrage Movements 1848-1965, Caitlin Cass reframes conversations of historic importance and addresses them with an accessible aesthetic, carrying on the centuries-long practice of political and social satire in comics, each segment direct and imbued with deep meaning.

(ends January 31)

Burchfield Penney Art Center

(1300 Elmwood Avenue)

burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011

 

Public Visualization Studio: Passing Through the Heart

The multi-media installation, including non-optical motion capture, photogrammetry, videography, and audio recording—and series of virtual events—focuses on immigrant and refugee families and knowledge-sharing through cooking. 

(ends February 27)

Squeaky Wheel’s Window Gallery

(Market Arcade Center, 617 Main Street)

squeaky.org, 884-7172

 

Bruce Kurland & Justine Kurland – Two Worlds: Illusion & Document

Justine is widely known for her fantastical photographic tableaux of American landscapes as inhabited by real and imagined communities of girls and women; her father Bruce was a classically trained painter of still life who was based in Buffalo until his death in 2013.

(ends May 15)

University at Buffalo Anderson Art Gallery

(1 Martha Jackson Place)

ubartgalleries@buffalo.edu, 645-6913

 

Ani Hoover: Forget-Me-Not

Hoover pays homage to time honored techniques of artisanship by producing artworks that are sculpted, collaged, assembled, embellished, sewn, crocheted, quilted, and woven. (ends May 2)

Burchfield Penney Art Center

(1300 Elmwood Avenue)

burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011

 

Taking a Stand: Issues Addressed by Women Artists

This special exhibition, curated by Buff State grad students, demonstrates the strength of women artists in critiquing today’s world. (ends March 28)

Burchfield Penney Art Center

(1300 Elmwood Avenue)

burchfieldpenney.org, 878-6011

 

Dawit L. Petros: Spazio Disponible

Spazio Disponible—Italian for “available space”—is an exhibition of photos, videos, and sound that scrutinizes historical gaps in memory, particularly that of modern Italy. (ends May 15)

University at Buffalo Anderson Art Gallery

(1 Martha Jackson Place)

ubartgalleries.buffalo.edu, 645-6913

 

Karyn Olivier: Everything That’s Alive Moves

The exhibition brings together two themes: larger-than-life scale and the minute, modest gesture to investigate scale, public memory, and how they relate to issues of

inclusivity and acceptance. (ends May 15)

University at Buffalo Center for the Arts Gallery

(201 Center for the Arts)

ubartgalleries.buffalo.edu, 645-6913

 

Philip Pavia: Drawings and Small Sculptures

Philip Pavia (1911-2005) was a leading sculptor in the American

postwar abstraction movement. This exhibition documents Pavia’s process through drawings and small marble sculptures created in the 1950s-80s. (ends May 15)

University at Buffalo Center for the Arts Gallery

(201 Center for the Arts)

ubartgalleries.buffalo.edu, 645-6913

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