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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November, 2009 - 2009

 
 
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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.