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24 years and 1 day of art

December 14, 2009

December 5th I drove out to Buffalo, NY to visit a few art galleries.

First stop was the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. Works of two very different artists adorned the walls: AJ Fries Ignoring The Sirens and Jon Haddock Vintage Mouse Porn. With AJ’s work I couldn’t help but think “that has to be a photograph”, alas…all paintings. As for Jon’s work, it was one of those experiences where I didn’t really want to look at them because of the crude content, but at the same time I couldn’t stop myself looking at them. Also what was really amusing was looking at “porn” in an art space that is in the back of a church!

Behind my car to the left is the Arts Center.

Next stop was the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Craft Art Western New York 2009 exhibition.

Being the coffee-lover that I am I really appreciated Alicia Eggert‘s piece Coffee Cup Conveyor Belt Calendar. I love the concept.

Another ceramics piece which caught my eye was Kala Stein‘s piece Convivium.

Lastly was the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

I never tire of viewing works of artists such as Andy Warhol, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, and Claude Monet in person.

After traveling upstairs I remember walking around the corner and literally doing a double-take. This is what I was confronted with:

No title (folding table and chairs, beige) by Robert Therrien. Come on, this is just really cool!

Also upstairs was the exhibit Fletcher Benton: The Alphabet.

“M” is for Megan. I couldn’t resist!

Overall the day was a success.

December 5, 2009 was also my 24th birthday. Happy Birthday to me.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. A.J. Fries permalink
    December 14, 2009 2:06 pm

    Thanks for the mention. Sorry to disappoint you with the fact that I work in painting and not photography. You might be happy to know that all of the work is based on photos that I take. My first purchase of a digital camera completely changed my work.

    Thanks again.

  2. December 14, 2009 11:09 pm

    Oh I was not disappointed, happily surprised is more like it. The paintings are beautiful. I was looking at your photo stream on flickr ( and even the earlier work at first glance looks like photographs. Amazing.


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