Contemporary Art Exhibits

Buffalo Society of Artists 120th Catalogue Exhibition

March 20, 2016 - July 31, 2016

The Castellani Art Museum will host the Buffalo Society of Artists *120th Catalogue Exhibition.* The exhibition opens with a reception at the museum on the campus of Niagara University on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. with... Learn More »

Robert Harris: Painting in Progress

January 24, 2016 - April 24, 2016

Robert Harris is perhaps the most well-known unknown artist in the Western New York region. Through his online presence, the artist declares to be “everywhere and nowhere—a life in progress.” A complex artist with both a humble nature and a... Learn More »

Highlights: The Castellani Collection

October 17, 2015 - July 17, 2016

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host a public reception for *“Highlights: The Castellani Collection,”* from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2015. This museum-wide exhibition, which fills all of its eight galleries, celebrates the release... Learn More »

Patrick Foran: Defacement

May 10, 2015 - August 9, 2015

Patrick Foran’s work examines the ways in which masks, helmets and coverings obscure the face—providing anonymity and autonomy for the subject.   In this exhibiton, a small army of oversized, silent face-offs short-circuit the immediacy of identity.  Simultaneously, these veils obstruct... Learn More »

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 »