Visual Arts Program
 


Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.

FREE

Talk The Talk: Jack Edson on Allan d'Arcangelo




A Lecture Series Where Artists Talk About The Work Of Others

Artists' talks are a tried and true format in which artists typically speak about themselves and their work, revealing (or obscuring) their inspirations and methodologies, their backgrounds and their present modes of thinking. Hallwalls still presents live and free artists' talks at the beginning of each exhibition opening and this past summer used the annual Members Exhibition as a means within which artists could do rapid 10-minute talks on their submitted artwork.

Each of those formats will continue at Hallwalls, but we decided for 2017/18 to devise a series that could insert a new angle into a conventional format.

TALK THE TALK is a new lecture series in which we've invited regional Western New York artists to present talks on other WNY artists, living or dead. We asked them to select artists they admire, artists who may have inspired them, artists whose work speaks to them sufficiently that they can then speak to us about them.

"Allan d'Arcangelo (1930-1998) was born in Buffalo, NY and was quite famous during his artistic career. His style was bold and unique and I feel his work should be more widely known and admired by younger artists in his hometown."

Jack Edson is a librarian, collector and fabric artist living in Hamburg, NY.

 
 
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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.