Contemporary Art Exhibits

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 »

Jody Hanson: Imperfect

September 8, 2013 - January 12, 2014

Jody Hanson explains that the title Imperfect comes from a period of transition in her life, when she thought about the meaning of perfection. “I think of myself as a ‘reformed perfectionist.' While my works are formal in design and... Learn More »

Les Diners de Gala Salvador Dali (1973)

August 18, 2013 - March 2, 2014

In 1973 Les Diners de Gala (Gala's Dinners) was published and instantly became a Dal collectable. Les Diners de Gala was published as a collaboration between Dalà and a secret chef. The “secret chef” being some of the top French restaurants of the... Learn More »

Mary Johnson: Generatione Nostra est Scriptor Minas (Our Generation’s Menace)

May 5, 2013 - August 25, 2013

Johnson's subject matter is food: cantaloupes, apples, grapes, lettuce, strawberries, mushrooms and bone-in cuts of meat. Each work is a montage of detailed photographs, drawing, and transparent washes collaged in layered narratives of unstable energy.  Through careful placement and editing,... Learn More »

Western New York Collects: Josh Iguchi

March 17, 2013 - July 21, 2013

This exhibition is the second in an ongoing series that highlights the work of a diverse range of visual artists with Western New York connections who have gained significant national and international recognition. Selected from Western New York collections, both... Learn More »

Chromatic Dynamism: Color and Motion

March 10, 2013 - September 8, 2013

The artists featured in this exhibition, while each displaying a personal and distinctive style, all share a concern for color, space and movement in these powerful abstract works.  However, what struck us most was the way in which they used... Learn More »

Carol Carreno: Fragments of a Beautiful Journey

March 3, 2013 - April 21, 2013

Carol Carreno describes her metaphysical series as beginning with the furious sound of breaking glass.  “Razor sharp pieces of blue tumblers, brown and green beer bottles, orange candle holders, clear liquor bottles and jam jars, a red vase—useful vessels before... Learn More »