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My Future Ex: Downtown Openings

Oct 4 - Oct 12 2013

Maureen’s Wholesale Flower Market -and- Genesee Gateway

My Future Ex Downtown Open Receptions: 

Maureen’s Wholesale Flower Market
441 Ellicott Street

and

Genesee Gateway
111 Genesee Street

The Black Market Food Truck will be on-hand to provide food and drink during the opening event!

Exhibitions will be open to the public:
Saturday, October 5 from 11am to 3pm
Saturday, October 12 from 11am to 3pm
Or by appointment through October 12

John Schlesinger and Tra Bouscaren: “Hooker Projects”
Including works by Kaj Aune and Tom Fruin
Maureen’s Wholesale Flower Market
441 Ellicott Street

This 3,000 plus square foot collaborative installation is a dark and cerebral mixed-media environment constructed in the abandoned storage space above Maureen’s Wholesale Flower Market in Downtown Buffalo. The building served in the past as a processing and distribution center for pork and poultry. The installation in this location makes use of the abundance of artificial plants, plastic flowers, and broken architectural fragments that now infiltrate the space, to mediate between industries of death and decoration both past and present.

Installations are not handicap accessible.

Installations by Jozef Bajus and Jeff Higginbotham, Oreen Cohen, Heidi Norton, Alix Pearlstein, and Tim Whiten
Genesee Gateway
111 Genesee Street

What appears to be a historic row of distinct properties from the outside gives way to a series of passageways and irregularly shaped rooms to be navigated on the inside. Choreographed spatial and temporal relationships are generated by the artworks in tandem with the building. A series of interventions and framing devices heighten relationships between people, experiences of the body in space, and visual and aural perceptions of the outside streetscape. The artists call attention to the subtly disorienting experience of the building by making use of often overlooked spaces, dramatic slants, and a long narrow room with an uncanny magnetic pull.

Installations are not handicap accessible.

Johannes Zits: “Looking for Guides to an Alternative”
Outside Maureen’s Wholesale Flower Market
441 Ellicott Street

For these performative actions, Zits weaves a long strip of cloth out of the clothes he is wearing over the course of many days. These performances are as much about opening conversations as they are about the object that is eventually woven.