Although it took me awhile to get around to taking a look at artist Daniel Galas’s works of art (after being sent an email), I finally tracked down the link and to my surprise found not only spirited block prints, but a passion for the subject matter that deserves some recognition. On September 14, 2013, Daniel is presenting a show of his work at Buffalo Art Studio and is hoping to attract preservation-minded art fans in order to create a sense of awareness regarding the impressive-yet-fragile nature of our architectural heritage. From Daniel:
I’m an artist, musician, blogger, and educator. During the exhibition’s opening I’ve invited Marilyn Rodgers of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation and Jason Wilson of Preservation Buffalo Niagara to speak about the importance to preserving The Central Terminal and Trico (a building currently in danger of being demolished).
The public needs to be reminded of the amazing local historic architecture that most of us take for granted at a time when the city of Buffalo is undergoing change. These buildings define the city… giving Buffalo personality, character, and most importantly imagination (imagination not only in the historical sense but also in the artistic sense). The prints and interactive Central Terminal sculpture (a walk-in model laying on its side, 30′ x 8′ x 8′, made out of a wood frame, cardboard, and house paint) that will be on exhibit at BAS are examples of how these structures have sparked my imagination.
Please visit my blog at www.danielgalas.blogspot.com. You can also visit my website to view other works that will be on display and explore an archive of my past works (www.danielgalas.com… I will be showing recent “Oil Paintings”, acrylic paintings titled “Things”, and a selection of drawings from my “What I See” series.)
For more details on the upcoming show, click here.