Visual Arts Program

Friday, January 12, 2018 — Friday, March 2, 2018

Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls

Opening reception - Friday, January 12, 2018, 8:00 pm
continuing through March 2, 2018

Culled from 44 years of Hallwalls' still and video archives, this exhibition will serve as a prelude to an upcoming project (at the Albright Knox Art Gallery and University at Buffalo Art Galleries) by showcasing a selection of performances and still imagery documenting Conrad's decades-long association with Hallwalls. Performances will be looped and presented in the gallery alongside a photo montage of Conrad at Hallwalls. This exhibition is rare and unusual for Hallwalls, which more typically exhibits news work made directly for the gallery. But Conrad's history with Hallwalls stretches back to its earliest years and continued through successive decades. The digitization and recategorization of Hallwalls' archives—all of our archives, not merely those that include Conrad—has been a decade-long project that still continues and it is with great honor, reverence, and remembrance that Tony Conrad is the first subject of an exhibition derived entirely from those archives. Open in both spirit and presentation, Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls strives to be an evocative point of entry into a wider survey premiering in March at the Albright Knox Art Gallery and University at Buffalo Art Galleries.

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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.