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Community: The Photography of Milton Rogovin

Resource: Art | Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology | 1221 Main St, Buffalo, New York

Resource:Art (R:A) is thrilled to announce their representation of the estate of Milton Rogovin (1909-2011) here in Western New York. Rogovin is internationally respected as one of Americas finest social documentary photographers. Resource:Art has organized a cross-city mural project and exhibition of Rogovins work titled Community. R:A has commissioned Max Collins to appropriate imagery sourced from Rogovin’s photographs in two wheat pasted murals to be installed in the city of Buffalo.

In conjunction with the unveiling of these murals, Resource:Art will host an exhibition of Rogovins fine art photography at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) located at 1221 Main Street in Buffalo. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these works will go to fund BCATs mission: career training for unemployed or underemployed adults to gain family sustaining wages and the after school arts program for at risk teens to support their path to high school graduation.

There’s More to Explore: Up Close and Personal with Ryder Henry (lead image)

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center | 341 Delaware Avenue | Buffalo, New York

Ryder Henry is a Pittsburgh based artist whose sculptures and paintings imagine futuristic habitats. Ranging from Earth-based cities to self-contained ring ships for life in outer space, his intricately assembled structures are built using mostly recycled materials. The teetering verticality of city buildings are characterized by their many levels, terraces, and facades, indicating the continual construction and built additions that occur to fulfill the diverse needs of an urban center. In contrast, singular enclosed space ships are autonomous and self-sufficient. The brick towers of Henrys paintings are suburban monoliths stripped of their aesthetic architectural details, but fulsome in their utility for residents who inhabit them.

Henrys exhibition at Hallwalls will feature a selection of paintings as well as a site-specific installation of his sculptural work.

Jack Drummer: STITCH

BT&C Gallery | 1250 Niagara Street | Buffalo, New York

STITCH will focus on Drummers mammoth black rubber canvases. This body of work represents the very last created by the artist before his death in 2013. Comprised of slick black rubber stretched across a frame, these pieces are characterized by stitched elements puncturing the surface and applied elements such as gravel and wax, which interrupt the expanse of matte darkness with a complex texture. The scale of these works envelops the viewer who is dwarfed by these stunning abstractions that take on the appearance of beautifully foreign landscapes. The works included in STITCH have never before been exhibited.

This is the second exhibition of Drummers work installed at BT&C. The first, titled Jack Drummer (April 29- June 11, 2016) was organized as a companion show to Jack Drummer: The Effects of Time, curated by Scott Propeack on view at the Burchfield Penney Art Center February 12 through June 12, 2016.

This exhibition is the very last that will be installed in BT&Cs current space at 1250 Niagara St., which the gallery has occupied since June 2014. BT&C will open in a brand new gallery space at the same address in September 2017.

Written by Dana Tyrrell

Dana Tyrrell

Dana Tyrrell is an artist, curator, and writer currently living and working in Buffalo, NY. He has earned degrees from both the University at Buffalo (2015) and the State University of New York at Fredonia (2012).

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