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Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
September 16 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
To celebrate the arrival of fall and the return of UB’s students and faculty, we’re hosting a night of art, with four great openings on Thursday, September 16. Everyone in the UB and Buffalo communities is invited to join us!
UB Art Galleries Exhibitions
How do we build a space of memory for ourselves and our communities in the future? How do we envision a site of refuge, joy, and coalition for the historically marginalized? These questions are at the center of Heather Hart: Afrotecture (Re)Collection, an exhibition that stems from the artist’s research on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968. At UB CFA Gallery, Hart presents a sculptural installation that quotes the architecture of the motel balcony in order to revisit this critical moment in the Civil Rights Movement.
Organized by Collective Question, F: Reconstituting Tolstoy College examines the genesis, lifespan, and eventual dissolution of College F—an anarchist educational community known colloquially as Tolstoy College—which operated within the University at Buffalo between 1969 and 1985. Bringing together the results of archival research, oral history, and a design and construction workshop, the exhibition considers Tolstoy College’s activities and impulses and weighs the possibilities of an anarchist pedagogical experiment today.
In the Atrium, the UB Arts Collaboratory will be launching its fall 2021 Season. Centered around a semester-long Working Artist Lab with the legendary Grandmaster Flash, the fall season is a celebration of THE CITY and the artistic urban revolution that brought us hip-hop, street art, breakdancing and fashion. On display in the Atrium will be the Arts Collaboratory’s new installation, The City Talks to Itself, a compilation of street art discovered across Buffalo, The City Talks to Itself pays homage to the origins of Buffalo’s mural movement and is a celebration of the independent artists and unsung heroes who devote their time, energy, and materials to creating works for the entire city to enjoy.
The UBCFA Lower Art Gallery will be hosting Incoming, an exhibition featuring UB Department of Art’s incoming class of 2023 MFA Candidates. Featured artists include Bello, Andrea Buer, Alex Cassetti, Josie Freeman, Robert George, Anja Heli Honisett, Quincey Miracle, Diana Polanco, Taylor Robers, Haley Soda, and Walker Tufts.
Join us for one—or all—of these wonderful openings on Thursday, Sept. 16th!
The health and safety of our community is a priority and UB will continue to follow health and safety guidelines from New York State, as well as recommendations from the CDC and public health experts. For all patrons, visitors and guests, the University at Buffalo requires everyone – regardless of their vaccination status – to wear face coverings while inside UB buildings. Additionally, anyone coming to UB campuses MUST complete the Daily Health Check prior to their arrival on campus. For more information, please visit https://www.ubcfa.org/visit/covid-19-information.html. Thank you for abiding by UB health and safety guidelines.
Heather Hart, Oracular Rooftops (Believe, Stop), 2014. Etching, aquatint, embossment, chine colle on paper, 15 x11 inches each. Courtesy of the artist and Davidson Gallery.
Collective Question, F: Reconstituting Tolstoy College (study), 2021. GIF. Courtesy of the artists