Three thought-provoking exhibitions simultaneously kicking off next Friday (March 27) at the Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS) are not to be missed. Sharing the studio's welcoming walls, "Assemblage" by Megan Conley, “Binary ConScience” by Stacey Robinson, and recent works of students in BAS' Jump Start program will cover potent themes including mis-education, cultural integration, body image and identity.
As a people-powered social justice collaborative continuously inspired by the arts, Open Buffalo is excited to be a co-sponsor of this exhibition. We hope that you will join us for opening night festivities at BAS on March 27 (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.), when we will toast Conley, Robinson and the young creators who have recently sharpened their skills through Jump Start.
Megan Conley, Assemblage, March 27-May 2, 2015
Conley’s work explores the construction of self and identity in a methodical, systematic way. Her work is based in personal experiences dealing with her own facial and dental deformity that required a decade-long correction process that is ongoing.
Stacey Robinson, Binary ConScience, March 27-May 2, 2015
The title of the exhibition, as well as much of the work itself, explores W.E.B. Du Bois’s idea of “double consciousness” through a post-modern lens. It also acknowledges what Du Bois described as “the sense of always looking at one-self through the eyes of others.” In current culture, those external views of self are both constructed through and delivered by the media.
Jump Start Student Exhibition, March 27-April 10, 2015
Jump Start is part of Buffalo Arts Studio’s education program that empowers Western New York youth to explore their interests in art, develop portfolios, and prepare for entry into college. The program includes art classes with emphasis on drawing and painting from life. The program also encourages self-esteem and relationship building through workshops from professional artists, field trips to museums and cultural sites, and exposure to potential careers in the arts.
Buffalo Arts Studio is located at 2495 Main Street, Suite 500, Buffalo, New York 14214. BAS is a not-for-profit arts organization that provides affordable studio space and exposure for visual artists while creating cultural connections through exhibitions, public art, and educational programs.
For more information, contact: Shirley Tokash Verrico, Curator, (716) 833-4450 ext. 13, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.