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Four Exhibitions on View in the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo

February 25, 2016  by: Natalie Fleming

Please join us in the Center for the Arts Tonight, Thursday, February 25th, from 5-8 pm for the receptions of four new exhibitions, From Now On, The Annual Western New York High School Exhibition in the Department of Art Gallery3D Precision Production in the Project SpaceEleven: The Department of Art MFA Class of 2017 in the Second Floor UB Art Gallery, and Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors in the First Floor UB Art Gallery.

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From Now On is UB Department of Art’s Annual Western New York High School Exhibition. This year, over one hundred works from 28 local high schools will be on display from February 11th until March 11, 2016 in the Department of Art Gallery in the Center for the Arts. Refreshments will be served while prizes for four high school students are announced by Director of Undergraduate Studies, Reinhard Reitzenstein.

For more information:
http://art.buffalo.edu/blog/2016/02/04/from-now-on-feb-25th/

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Visit the Project Space to see 3D Precision Production projects created by instructor Chris Siano and Fall 2015 ART333 students Fernando Da Silva, Jonathan Kaszuba, Ling Lin, and Rebecca Wing.  Students were tasked with selecting a small synthetic manufactured household object.  Using their selection, students measured and drew eight horizontal and two vertical cross sections. Then, students used chipboard, the laser cutter, and cyanoacrylate glue to cut and reassemble these sections into the shape of the original.  These projects will be on view until Saturday, February 27th.

For more information:

http://art.buffalo.edu/blog/2016/02/17/project-space-3d-precision-production-concepts/

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Eleven: The Department of Art MFA Class of 2017 features the work of the Department of Art MFA class of 2017. Eleven will be on view through March 26, 2016. All the artists will be present at the opening reception. The exhibition features artwork by Morgan Arnett, Natalie DiIenno, Jenna Curran, Joseph Frank, Erik Miller, Bethany Moody, Javier Sanchez, Rachel Shelton, Mijin Shin, J. Eric Simpson, and Van Tran Nguyen.

For more information:

http://www.ubartgalleries.org/#?gallery=art&select=event&eventID=322

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Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors is a 9-channel video work that is an all-encompassing audio and visual smorgasbord.  Performed at Rockeby, a rambling and slightly decrepit mansion dating back to 1815, Kjartansson and 7 friends position themselves throughout the home—in the library, kitchen, parlors and bedrooms. Kjartansson soaks in the bathtub, guitar in hand. Located in the Hudson Valley area of New York where the famed Hudson River School painters made their mark, each of the 9 screens are themselves reminiscent of a painting—full of the rich and lushly distressed surroundings. Ragnar Kjartansson (b. 1976, Reykjavik, Iceland) lives and works in Reykjavik. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the New Museum, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, among others. In 2011, he was awarded Performa’s Malcolm McLaren Award, and in 2009 he represented Iceland at the Venice Biennale.

For more information:

http://www.ubartgalleries.org/?select=events#?gallery=art&select=event&eventID=319

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