Visual Arts Program

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Amid/In WNY 2015 - Part 3 - Opening Reception

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:00 to 11 pm

Exhibition continues through July 3

monkey babyBethany Krull, Surrogate (monkey baby) 2012

Adrian BertoloneDenton CrawfordFlatsitterPam GlickBethany KrullEvelyne Leblanc-RobergeIan McCrohanAllen Topolski

Curated by Kyle Butler, John Massier, Rebecca Wing

Amid/In WNY 2015 is a conversationally-derived casual survey of the art of our region at this moment. It does not include everyone and, in the end, will not include everyone. It’s not planned as some all-encompassing, omnibus survey. We have used the term “studio trolling” to describe our process and that’s an apt description. We consulted with each other to cobble together a list of artists whose work we were interested in investigating at this time. Beginning in November 2014, over 70 studio visits have been completed with local and regional artists. Artists and their work were discussed before, during, between, and after our visits.

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

from May. 10, 2019
through Jun. 28, 2019

Ashley Smith
Three Fold Form

Inspired by Jungian psychology and mythology, Ashley Smith's process is an alchemical cauldron where personal narratives about womanhood, motherhood, research about art, stories, and myths of the wild woman archetype who represents the instinctive nature of woman are boiled together and transmuted to create abstract sculptural forms and installations that sprout from the wall and grow from the ground.

Stephanie Rohlfs
Put One Over

Rohlfs' work springboards from a clean surface appearance and concise formal gestures into a hybridized set of works that make the artist seem part minimalist, part colorist, part humorist. Rohlfs' sculptural gestures are so adroitly specific and contained that each element—a field of color, a drooping form, a slab of shelving—takes on more imminent and emphatic articulation ...