Artists deliver messages about issues that affect our environment, health, identity, and survival. They stimulate conversation and action in the face of adversity in social and political arenas.
Messages / Visual Platform was curated by SUNY Buffalo State graduate students in the museum studies course, MST 622 “Researching and Presenting Museum Collections.” They include: David Banchich, Ashley Carney, Audrey Clark, Matthew Crissey, Mark Dabney, Melissa Fanton, Carla Feller, and Mary Langille. They worked with Nancy Weekly, Burchfield Penney Instructor of Museum Studies at SUNY Buffalo State, who serves as the Center’s Burchfield Scholar, Head of Collections, and Charles Cary Rumsey Curator.
Together they selected artworks from the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s collection that illustrate artists’ expressions of their identity as individuals and as part of a global community. They also chose artworks that address the duality of the world we live in: both positive and negative images of nature’s beauty and the ravages of environmental damage and pollution.
Messages / Visual Platform also includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, and prints by Brendan Bannon, Roberley Ann Bell, Linda Brooks, Patricia Carter, John Copoulos, Joel Peter Johnson, Julian Montague, Milton Rogovin, Christy Rupp, Rodney Taylor, and Louis Vastola.
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Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14222 USA
April 13, 2018 to July 29, 2018