Media Arts Program

Friday, December 6, 1991

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Langston Hughes Institute; the University at Buffalo's Department of Media Study, Department of African American Studies; Squeaky Wheel.


Presented at:

KILLER OF SHEEP (1978, 87 min.); BLESS THEIR LITTLE HEARTS (Directed by Billy Woodberry, written & photographed by Charles Burnett, 1984, 80 min.).

ARCHIVAL NOTE, 7/19/17: Hallwalls had previously screened Killer of Sheep a few years earlier, on April 26, 1988, as part of PROGRAM #4: AFRICAN AMERICAN INDEPENDENT CINEMA, a tribute to Third World Newsreel on its 20th anniversary that also featured films from 1968 on the Black Panthers, Yippies, and Ho Chi Minh.

On July 18, 2017, Hallwalls would screen Killer of Sheep again on the occasion of the film's 40th-anniversary restoration, remastering, and re-release in 2016.

Some publications related to this event:
September, October, November and December, 1991. - 1991

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Sarah Sutton
Knots and Pulses

This exhibition by Ithaca-area artist Sarah Sutton features a series of monochromatic oil paintings that combine representational imagery with distortions and abstractions that create scenarios in flux. They are essentially landscape paintings, but Sutton's treatment of the landscape toys with its sense of space and the notion of the built vs. the natural environment.

Katie Bell
Abstract Cabinet

Katie Bell’s exhibition is a site-specific installation conceived of as a one-act drama starring anonymous artifacts. Functioning like a theatrical set, the gallery holds static characters that reference the interior architecture of corporate and commercial spaces. Sculptural objects are often fractured or untethered to a contextual structure. Functioning as a whole, the individual artefacts are a nod to players on a stage, held captive in space and time.