Main Street has another public art attraction on view. Under the direction of Eleven Twenty Projects, Buffalo 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.