"Figure and form" by Buffalo artists featured in Gallery
Thursday, February 26, 2009
“Don't Leave the House Without a Vest” by Jackie Felix
Jackie Felix--Monday, Mar. 23, 7 p.m.
Bruce Adams--Monday, Mar. 30, 7 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Opens Friday, March 6, 7 p.m.
The works of three Buffalo-based artists will be featured in the main art gallery in Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia beginning March 6.
Entitled “Figure and Form: Explorations of Humanity,” the exhibit will feature selected paintings by Bruce Adams, Jackie Felix and George Hughes.
The exhibit will open on Friday, March 6 with a reception in the Art Gallery lobby from 7 to 9 p.m.
The community will also have the opportunity to hear the two of the artists talk more about their works. Ms. Felix will present a gallery talk on Monday, Mar. 23 at 7 p.m. and Mr. Adams will present a gallery talk on Monday, Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at each talk, both of which take place at the gallery. Both are free and open to the public.
Mr. Hughes will be part of the visiting artist lecture series and will present a lecture on Thursday, March 12 at 8:30 p.m. in 209 McEwen Hall.
The reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through April 6.
Mr. Adams is known primarily as a figurative painter. His artwork is included in numerous private and museum collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Castellani Museum, UB Anderson Gallery, and Burchfield-Penney Art Center. Mr. Adams has also earned recognition as an educator, earning the New York State Art Educator of the Year award from the National Art Education Association.
Ms. Felix draws inspiration for her works from “ordinary, popular sources (comic books, film noir, the daily papers) which so mirror the flux of life that spins us into conflict with each other and where so much is uncertain and enigmatic.” She was recognized in 2004 with a “Best of Buffalo Award” from Artvoice Publications in the category of best painter.
Mr. Hughes, also known as Kwesi Afediz, is considered to be one of leading artists of post-independence Ghana, which is his homeland. An art professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Mr. Hughes’ works blend the ideas of contemporary America with the traditions of West Africa.
Gallery hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
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