Visual Arts Program

Friday, November 13, 2015 — Friday, December 18, 2015

Amid/In WNY 2015 - Part 5

Laura BornemanMickey HarmonKyla KeglerPat KewleyMark LavatelliJulian MontagueEileen PleasureJ. Tim RaymondPeter SowiskiMarissa Tirone

Curated by John Massier, Kyle Butler, Rebecca Wing

Opening Reception: Friday, November 13, 2015, 8:00 to 11 pm

Exhibition continues through December 18.

Hallwalls presents the fifth part of its seven-part series Amid/In Western New York, regional survey exhibitions curated by John Massier, Kyle Butler, and Rebecca Wing. Amid/In is a research-heavy project centered on the studio visit process, clustered in tight succession, and with artists/works selected in the month leading up to the exhibition's opening. It has no specific theme and is seeking to root out whatever people have going on at this moment. It is a casual survey, intensely-wrought.

From November 2014 through October 2015, 142 studio visits have been accomplished and the work of 36 regional artists exhibited. To date, the following artists have been included in the survey:

Liz Bayan • Adrian Bertolone • Marie-Claire Bozant • Emily Churco • Denton Crawford • Benjamin Entner • Dorothy Fitzgerald • Flatsitter • Martin Freeman • Pam Glick • Bobby Griffiths • Kate Gaudy • Adele Henderson • Billy Huggins • George Hughes • Richard Huntington • Kevin Kline • Bethany Krull • Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge • Liz Lessner • Ian McCrohan • Brian Milbrand • Benjamin Minter • Tommy Nguyen • David Schirm • Jason Seeley • Peter Stephens • Rodney Taylor • Marc Tomko • Allen Topolski • Jeff Vincent • virocode • Alfonso Volo • Kurt Von Voetsch • Necole Zayatz

Amid/In WNY Part 5 is made possible with a generous grant from The Marks Family Foundation, and with major program support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency.

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Ashley Smith
Three Fold Form

Inspired by Jungian psychology and mythology, Ashley Smith's process is an alchemical cauldron where personal narratives about womanhood, motherhood, research about art, stories, and myths of the wild woman archetype who represents the instinctive nature of woman are boiled together and transmuted to create abstract sculptural forms and installations that sprout from the wall and grow from the ground.

Stephanie Rohlfs
Put One Over

Rohlfs' work springboards from a clean surface appearance and concise formal gestures into a hybridized set of works that make the artist seem part minimalist, part colorist, part humorist. Rohlfs' sculptural gestures are so adroitly specific and contained that each element—a field of color, a drooping form, a slab of shelving—takes on more imminent and emphatic articulation ...