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Artist Tina Dillman bursts onto Buffalo art scene

Buffalo, meet Tina Dillman.

After spending several years in the San Francisco Bay Area, the artist recently decided to put down roots here. And they’re growing quickly. Her series of artist residencies hosted in her small West Side home, Project Grant, is set to launch later this year. She’s signed on to do programming for Squeaky Wheel, which is gearing up for a busy 2015.

And, just to make sure the introduction sticks, her work is featured in the exhibition “San Fran Buff Non Stop,” opening at 8 p.m. Friday in Big Orbit Gallery (30D Essex St.).

For the show, Dillman will create a facsimile of her own home in the Big Orbit space. The result, according to a Big Orbit release, will be a combination of “performance art, exhibition and house party.” The show also will include work by Bay Area artists Erik Parra, Elizabeth Cayne, Karen Thomas, Scott Greenwalt and Nathaniel Parsons, as well as live music during the opening reception from Ay Fast, Damian, Shasti and MJB Corporation.

While living in the Bay Area, Dillman co-founded and ran the alternative art venue WE Artspace out of her home. That approach typifies her entire practice, in which the borders between life and art are porous, blurry or altogether invisible.

For more information on the show, visit or call 856-2717.

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