Contemporary Art Exhibits

Artists View the Falls: 300 Years of Niagara Falls Imagery

February 22, 2015 - August 16, 2015

Imagine coming upon Niagara Falls for the very first time in 1678, as Father Louis Hennepin did. There were no paved paths or fences, bridges or observation towers to separate Hennepin from his experience of what he described as “a... Learn More »

Bring to Light

February 8, 2015 - April 26, 2015

 Featuring regional and international artists, Bring to Light utilizes a computer controlled lighting program that fluctuates between incandescent and ultra-violet light in 3-minute intervals.  The impact of this lighting informs the theme developed by exhibition co-curators Kurt Von Voetsch, Gallery Manager and... Learn More »

Gary Sczerbaniewicz: High Strangeness

January 25, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Buffalo artist Gary Sczerbaniewicz’s exhibition, High Strangeness features a series of seven small architectural vignettes housed within scorched periscope forms and a central terminal from which the periscopic vignettes emanate. The artist calls these studies ‘incursions’ as he views them... Learn More »

alexandra spaulding: the one that I’ve kept closest

September 14, 2014 - January 11, 2015

Born in Buffalo in 1979, alexandra spaulding received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from The Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 2002, her Master of Fine Arts (2005) and PhD. (2012) from The Glasgow... Learn More »

Byron Rich: Protista Imperialis

August 3, 2014 - February 8, 2015

Artist Byron Rich[] describes his work as “multi-disciplinary, embracing scientific amateurism and critical analysis of societal trends. I attempt to integrate biological science, computing, interactivity, digital media, photography (digital and wet) and sculptural elements to convey my conceptual motivations.” The... Learn More »

Dale Threlkeld: End of Illusion

July 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Dale Threlkeld is an American artist whose lineage goes back generations to the earliest days of this nation. His early years were spent in the mid-west on farms and racetracks. His father had been a jockey and made a living... Learn More »

Elizabeth Lillian LaBarge: Surgery of the Spectacle

May 18, 2014 - August 24, 2014

The exhibition title is a riff off of Guy Debord’s 1967 book entitled The Society of the Spectacle. The Spectacle can be defined as a visually striking performance, display, or collection of images. Debord theorizes that the spectacle, when combined... Learn More »

Bruce Adams: Myths and Lies

April 13, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Referring to the title of the exhibition, Myths and Lies, Bruce Adams[] says, “A lie is an untruth you tell others; a myth is an untruth you tell yourself. Paintings are lies we accept as truth. “In Myths and Lies I’m... Learn More »

Western New York Collects: Cindy Sherman

March 23, 2014 - July 20, 2014

Western New York Collects: Cindy Sherman is the third in a series of exhibitions that highlights the work of a diverse range of visual artists with Western New York (WNY) connections who have gained significant national and international recognition. Cindy... Learn More »

Bethany Krull: Where are the Wild Things?

January 26, 2014 - May 4, 2014

Bethany Krull is a Buffalo-based sculptor whose porcelain and mixed media animal sculptures illustrate our species complex and often complicated relationship with the rest of the natural world. Her work has been included in many regional, national and international exhibitions... Learn More »