Media Arts Program

Friday, November 17, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Just Buffalo Literary Center

Arthur Taylor

Dues Don't Stop the Blues

Presented at:

Video screening & poetry reading

In Arthur Taylor's video Dues Don't Stop the Blues, representatives of three generations of African-American men confront each other in a dramatic clash over the shifting values and meanings of their respective generations' emblematic musical forms, musical figures, and politics. Dues offers fresh insights into evolving notions of African American male identity as reflected in popular music. Writer/director Taylor will also read from his poetry.

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

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.