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By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The beauty of nature and the terror of industry share wall space in “Blistering Vision,” an exhibition designed to radically rearrange our understanding of one of the great American artists of the 20th Century. The show, organized by Tullis Johnson and set to open July 8 in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, is the... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, June 27, 2016

At first, they look like distant nebulae captured by the Hubble Space Telescope or shots of deep-sea creatures swirling in the dark. But peer closer into the illuminated photographs that line the 8th floor of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute's new Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center, and you can see minute cell... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The revered Japanese artist Eikoh Hosoe, whose photographs serve as records of Japan’s flourishing avant-garde culture and meditations on the human soul, is the focus of an exhibition opening at 7 p.m. June 24 in CEPA Gallery (617 Main St.). “Eikoh Hosoe: Revisitations to a Vacuum’s Nest” features images from... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, June 16, 2016

Artpark’s annual Fairy House Festival, typically a cute and compact affair for kids featuring arts and crafts activities and storytelling sessions, is expanding this year into an international performance festival. The two-day event, organized by Artpark’s new executive director Sonia Kozlova Clark and overseen by... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ready, set, summer. After a warm-up last weekend with the Buffalo Greek Festival and Pride festivities, there’s no denying it now: Buffalo’s seasonal sprint to September has started. There’s no more definitive evidence of this than the fried dough stands and white tents that will be materializing throughout... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Western New York is finally claiming Philip Burke as one of its own. For years, the Niagara Falls-based painter has been a quiet presence on the regional art scene, pumping out illustrations for national publications and generally floating under the radar of local galleries and institutions. Well, no more. After a... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Evan Hawkins is a contemporary surrealist. His work, which includes drawings of modern structures overtaken by ancient ruins and photo illustrations of shipwrecks on other planets, comes directly from the illogical language of dreams. It fuses ancient with the futuristic and the celestial with the terrestrial. It first... Read More

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The influence of visual art on popular culture isn’t always obviousto the casual observer. It often seeps in from the edges, popping up in television dialogue or informing the look and feel of an Oscar-winning film. This is the quiet but expansive role art plays in American culture, trickling from the art-obsessed... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, May 23, 2016

On a Wednesday morning in early April, Rachel Lyons’ first-period art classroom in Buffalo’s Academy for Visual and Performing Arts was a scene of tightly controlled chaos. In the back corner of the classroom, 10th-graders Kayla Riley and Nicholas Stokes pasted long pieces of string along the main thoroughfares of... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, May 19, 2016

When Buffalo painter William Y. Cooper died in February, the arts community lost one of its most vibrant personalities. Cooper’s astoundingly bright and colorful paintings and murals, in which he wove together the infinite influences of African culture with a painting style that could best be described as musical, are... Read More

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