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.