March 25, 2015 by: Natalie Fleming
Please join MFA Students Megan Conley and Stacey Robinson on Friday, March 27th from 5:00 – 8:00 for the opening receptions of their thesis shows at Buffalo Arts Studio, 2495 Main Street, Suite 500, in Buffalo. Both exhibitions will be on view until May 2, 2015.
In Assemblage, Conley is compelled to make mixed media portrait installations that deal with the multiple mappings of identity and topographic contour lines that study the physical structure of the face. Her work grows from her own experiences dealing with facial and dental deformity and the ensuing correction process that has occurred throughout her life.
In his exhibition, Binary ConScience, Robinson creates multimedia art works as resistance to Black oppression in colonial America. His drawings, paintings, writings and performances examine Black culture and the Black body as a “technology” that addresses ideas and the intricacy of love, sex, religion and de-colonialism. Robinson illustrates the conflicts of integration, mis-education, unresolved slavery, undetermined emancipation and Black people’s lack of ability to self-organize and self-govern.