I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.
— Marshall McLuhan
Why should I do anything for posterity? What has posterity ever done for me?
— Groucho Marx
Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.
— John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work.
— Gustave Flaubert
Friday Overture: Who Doesn't Like Cake?
EXHIBITIONS CONCLUDE @ 6PM TODAY
gallery hours: Tues to Fri 11am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 2pm
LEWIS COLBURN: Interregnum
Mucho kudos to AJ Fries and Katie Gaudy for the stupendous backdrop painting.
Lewis Colburn Homepage
Colin Dabkowski Buff News.
ALISON S.M. KOBAYASHI: Videos
Mucho kudos to Carolyn Tennant for curating and Alison for creating a new Buffalo-centric work for this exhibition.
Alison Kobayashi Homepage
@ Hallwalls Wed, Oct 28, 8pm
Harris Eisenstadt's Canada Day
@ Hallwalls Thurs, Oct 29, 8pm
Charades: Films by Ann Steuernagel
"Experimental filmmaker Ann Steuernagel (born and raised in WNY) uses found footage in her work, like educational films and home movies, as a way to critique gender roles and systems of communication."
Hallwalls Media Arts
NEXT HALLWALLS OPENINGS...
AJ FRIES: Ignoring The Sirens
JON HADDOCK: Vintage Mouse Porn
Saturday, November 6, 7—11pm
Artist Talks @ 7pm
• Brendan Bannon @ Studio Hart op Fri, Oct 23, 6-8pm (thru Nov 25)
• Robert Mangold @ the Albright op Fri, Oct 23, 5-10pm (thru Jan 31)
• Milton Rogovin 100th Birthday Celebration @ the Burchfield Sat, Oct 24, 1pm (screening) and Sun, Oct 24, 2pm (reading)
Robert Mangold in Conversation With Doug Dreishspoon
@ the Albright, Fri, Oct 23, 6pm
CEPA presents the Vision Collection
@ the Larkin Exchange Buildling op Wed, Nov 4, 5-7pm
"Visions of Greater Buffalo is a unique project that highlights the talent and diversity of Western New York with images created by the region's most interesting and influential community members. The project celebrates CEPA Gallery's long dedication to the photographic tradition and provides a window into the lives of some of the region's most interesting and influential figures, from community leaders, to politicians, businesspeople, doctors, and attorneys, to sports and music icons."
Brendan Bannon @ Studio Hart
op Fri, Oct 23, 6-8pm (thru Nov 25)
Buffalo News preview
JM Reed—Day+Night: Buffalo On Fire
@ Olean Public Library op Sun, Nov 1, 2-4pm (thru
• Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga, Charmaine Wheatley, WNY Books Arts Collaborative @ Buffalo Arts Studio thru Oct 31
• Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo Venture: From the Larkin Building to Broadacre City @ UB Anderson Gallery thru Dec 30 Buffalo News Dabkowski
• Polly Little, Lynn Northrup, Mary Weig, Jacqueline Welch @ Indigo thru Nov 17
• In Good Company, organized by Ilana Chlebowski @ the Albright thru Jan 2 Buffalo News Dabkowski
• Alix Martin @ RedFish (E. Aurora) thru Nov 2
• John Coplans & Amanda Means @ Nina Freudenheim Gallery thru Nov 1
• Buffalo Society of Artists 113th Annual Fall Catalogue Exhibition @ Kenan Center thru Nov 15
• Polly Little, Mary Weig, Lynn Northrup, Jaqueline Welch @ Indigo
• Catherine Parker @ WNY Book ARts Collaborative thru Nov 14
• Caroline Bronckers, Jeffrey Cutler, Tammy Hoy, Elizabeth Leader, Timothy Neesam, MJ Worthington, David Torke @ Gallery 464 thru Nov 15
• Franklin LaVoie @ Pilgrim St. Luke's thru Oct 25
• Scott Bye, Doug Bauer @ NCCC thru Nov 14
• Daemon College Faculty Show thru Nov 4
• Brian Kavanaugh @ Artspace thru Oct 19
• Millie Chen, Warren Quigley @ Big Orbit thru Nov 14
• Kara Daving @ Nichols School thru Nov 3
• Diane Baker @ CG Jung Center thru Dec 14
• Warren Quigley @ York Quay Gallery thru Nov 8
• Lin Xia Jiang @ Villa Maria College thru Oct 30
• Ilania Kaplan @ Betty's thru Nov 15
• Gary Wolfe, Dorothy Fitzgerald @ Carnegie Art Center thru Oct 31
• Conversation Pieces w/ Alexis Bhagat, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Mariam Ghani, Guerrillagirlsbroadband, Sharon Hayes, Incubate/Material Exhchange/Adam Bobbette, Nina Leo & Stefani Bardin, Carlos Motta, Oliver Ressler, Stephanie Rothernberg @ CEPA thru Dec 19
• Viktoria Ciostek @ Grant St. Gallery
• 18th Annual Regional Artists Exhibition @ Art Dialogue thru Nov 13
• Coni Minneci @ Market Street Art Center thru Nov 15
• Ingrid Calame @ the Albright thru Feb 28
• Tom Hughes @ the Castellani thru Jan 17
• Idols and Eye Candy: Fall Exhibit and Sale @ Starlight Studio thru Oct 30
• Mark Lavatelli, Robert Schultz @ Burchfield Nature & Art Center thru Nov 14
• former Hallwalls intern Jacob Kassay @ Nicole Klagsbrun (NYC) thru Oct 31
• Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists & Ed Ruscha @ Albright thru Oct 25
• Diane Baker at The Mansion on Delaware (indefinitely)
"But what is most impressive — formally and metaphorically — is the relationship between the container and its seemingly infinite interior, which is analogous to the one between our finite bodies and our unfathomable minds."
NY Times Johnson
"Once in a blue moon, you enter an art installation that you wish would go on (and stay up) forever..."
"He has been a movie star, a libertine, a devoted family man and a prickly cat in a cool alley, but Stephen Lack remains a painter of particular genius and depth."
"Ms. Spero, who always viewed art as inseparable from life, developed a distinctive kind of political work. Polemical but symbolic, it combined drawing and painting as well as craft-based techniques like collage and printmaking seldom associated with traditional Western notions of high art and mastery."
NY Times obit
"In a musical career that stretched over eight decades, from radio shows to Spider-Man 2, Mr. Mizzy wrote pop hits, novelty songs and movie scores, but his most enduring compositions were the two humorous theme songs he created in the mid-1960s."
NY Times obit
"In his confession, Mr. Unruh said that the night before the killings, he made a list of people to be targeted: the shoemaker, the tailor, the barber, the druggist. He had nevertheless shot down strangers as well."
NY Times obit
Something I listened to this week...
(1983) After all, it IS fall. Also, sometimes I feel voxish. Not the most iconoclastic album in a wildly iconoclastic career, perhaps among their most commercial efforts. Still, it's The Fall and it's pretty thoroughly fantastic. Thumbs up!
All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships.
— George Bernard Shaw