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Eleven Twenty Projects Presents TAPER

Main Street has another public art attraction on view. Under the direction of Eleven Twenty ProjectsBuffalo based artist Scott Bye has completed a work of art ‘Taper’ that is now viewable at a space being referred to as The Front. The impressive serpentine sculpture is comprised of 300 cedar fences, which come together to create a wave-like throw that appears to undulate through the 1120 storefront (near Summer/Best). By stringing together pallet toppers (with spacers), Bye managed to piece together the sculpture, which reaches nearly 40 feet in length. His intention behind the work was to “divert the path of old objects” as a way of “re-writing their history”, says the artist. 

The Front is located in ‘the front’ of 1120 Gallery – an artist venue that came onto the scene in October of 2013 (see here). At the time, there was no actual public viewable space from Main Street. Now the dramatic windows of the former automobile showroom have been fully revealed, in order to create an impactful showroom that is now ready for primetime.

The Front (4’ x 40’) is able to function as a flexible independent showroom, in which to accommodate a vast array of artistic mediums, or as a symbiotic extension to the interior gallery venue. Bye is the first artist to display at this formidable new gallery, located in the most unexpected of places. The exhibit runs through May 15.


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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