Visual Arts Program

Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m.


Peter Stephens

Artist's Talk

Peter Stephens is known for his paintings using 19th century photography to develop ideas on history, memory, the landscape, and meaning. More recently he has moved to an interest in cosmology, space science, and physics out of which have evolved paintings that explore scale and fundamental processes in nature, an abstract landscape space of color and collage.

Peter Stephens has been living and working in Buffalo for 30 years. A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, his work has been seen widely in gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States. His most recent museum venue was his inclusion in "Surveyor" at the AKAG in 2011, where along with other artists was asked to curate selections from the collection to hang alongside his own paintings. His work was included in the first installment of Amid/In at Hallwalls in 2015. A long relationship with Nina Freudenheim Gallery in Buffalo has seen fourteen one person exhibitions charting the evolution of his work in painting.


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

from Sep. 22, 2017
through Nov. 3, 2017

David Schirm
All The Glad Variety

Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...