Visual Arts Program
 


Friday, November 6, 2009 at 7:00 — 11:00 p.m.

AJ Fries & Jon Haddock

Opening Reception and Artist's Talks

AJ Fries and Jon Haddock - Opening Reception and Artist's Talks
AJ Fries and Jon Haddock - Opening Reception and Artist's Talks

In a series of new black and white paintings, Buffalo artist AJ Fries delves deep into contemplative and seemingly banal instances in a gesture to distill the temporal reality of "now" into an ever-expanding moment of beauty and sublimity. Jon Haddock shows a new series of black and white depictions of 1970s-era porn as performed by 1930s-era animated mice. Collapsing adult-themed vignettes with the innocuously animated forms of an earlier, bygone era manages to, perversely, accentuate and amplify its tawdriest elements. Artist's talks begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hallwalls Cinema.

For a full description with more images of A.J. Fries' exhibition, click here. For a full description with more images of Jon Haddock's exhibition, click here.


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