Community Events

Wednesday, March 4, 1987

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Buffalo State College's Visual Arts Board


Presented at:
Room 230, Upton Hall (Buffalo State College)

Critical Issues Series presents Glenn O'Brien, art critic for Artforum and rock music critic for Interview.

(ARCHIVAL NOTE: I invited Glenn O'Brien to visit Buffalo on March 4, 1987 as part of the Fiction Diction series I had started programming in fall 1984. O'Brien's visit to Buffalo and appearance at Hallwalls was just 10 days away when his good friend and Interview magazine employer Andy Warhol died unexpectedly on February 22, 1987. At his reading at Buff State (jointly sponsored by Fiction Diction and Critical Issues)O'Brien read a new piece about Warhol he had written on January 28/29, 1987, with a one-paragraph coda he appended the day after Warhol's death, February 23, 1987; O'Brien gave me this piece—entitled "Andy"—and another piece entitled "The Typical New Yorker" for publication in the Hallwalls prose anthology I then edited, Blatant Artifice No. 2/3, pages 101–105. I just got the news today, April 7, 2017, thirty years later, that Glenn O'Brien has died. Edmund Cardoni, 4/7/2017, 2:00 p.m.)

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Laylah Ali
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.