An art exhibit featuring University at Buffalo senior Annie Morris (BA- Photography) in collaboration with Austin Lauer (BFA- Printmaking) will take place at the Market Arcade next week. “Restoration” will run from December 8, 2015 through December 12, 2015, with an opening reception held on Tuesday, December 8th from 6 until 8:00 p.m. The exhibition will feature Buffalo-specific architectural patterns screen-printed onto a variety of men and women’s clothing.
The commitment to restoring Buffalo’s architecture is inspiring. These buildings have been around since the beginning of Buffalo’s prosperous past, yet have been left to deteriorate, losing their respective purpose. In returning these buildings to their original state, developers, architects, and businesses alike, are declaring their belief in the importance of preserving what was once a boomtown on the Erie Canal. The success of the future of Buffalo lies in recognizing it’s past. The direction is progressive yet timeless, and it’s worth celebrating.
“Our city is alive and transforming and it’s evident by the way in which Buffalo is represented through commercialism and consumerism,” says Morris. “The Market Arcade became the ideal site for our installation. Showing our work in this iconic Buffalo retail space, reiterates the very reason this project began, as a way in which to celebrate Buffalo’s revival while acknowledging the importance of it’s architecturally historic past.”
Floor at 173 North and Pattern Below (above and below)
The patterns here are what will be screen printed onto a variety of men and women’s clothing. The image on the poster was created based on the Buffalo flag graphic. Featured restoration projects include The Phoenix Brewery, 173 North, and Lafayette Hotel.
Both artists will be present at the opening reception Tuesday evening. Gallery hours are Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m – 9:00 p.m, Saturday 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
All work will be available for purchase.
Get Connected: Annie Morris, 716.430.3224 or Austin Lauer, 716.896.4891