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Richard Rockford says he does not have the patience to wait for paint to dry, which is why he prefers to work fast, while still taking his time to assemble his sculptures. “RePurpose,” currently running in the recently opened Paper Moon Gallery on Allen Street, collects his work from the last two years into an overfull, fun and fulfilling show. Accounting for the piec…

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Richard Rockford says he does not have the patience to wait for paint to dry, which is why he prefers to work fast, while still taking his time to assemble his sculptures. “RePurpose,” currently running in the recently opened Paper Moon Gallery on Allen Street, collects his work from the last two years into an overfull, fun and fulfilling show. Accounting for the piece…

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“The Consequence of Small Decisions” is a curious and bright selection of Cassandra Ott’s most recent series of hand-painted, abstract collages and mixed media work. Currently showing at Pausa Art House (19 Wadsworth St.), Ott’s pieces utilize repetition and structure to visualize the winding, often invisible paths we take to arrive at a decision. Her method of m…

Mixing shadows with gleaming gold luster, and dull brutal surfaces with delicate fine detail, Colleen Toledano’s “Flux,” currently on display at Indigo Art, is a bright collection of her recent work. Viewing the exhibit feels like the other side of an epiphany when an insightful idea illuminates the world in a new way. Toledano showcases the challenges, chores and cr…

Mixing shadows with gleaming gold luster, and dull brutal surfaces with delicate fine detail, Colleen Toledano’s “Flux,” currently on display at Indigo Art, is a bright collection of her recent work. Viewing the exhibit feels like the other side of an epiphany when an insightful idea illuminates the world in a new way. Toledano showcases the challenges, chores and cr…

At the entrance of the new “Martha Jackson Graphics” exhibit on the first floor of the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery is a large version of the logo Jackson used on the materials she and her son, David Anderson, sold and published.The accessible and engaging exhibit chronicles the impact that Jackson, the legendary art dealer, gallery owner and Buffalo native, …

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At the entrance of the new “Martha Jackson Graphics” exhibit on the first floor of the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery is a large version of the logo Jackson used on the materials she and her son, David Anderson, sold and published.The accessible and engaging exhibit chronicles the impact that Jackson, the legendary art dealer, gallery owner and Buffalo native, …

The street-level walls of the 464 Gallery on Amherst Street are displaying something the well-known and regarded local art space hasn’t seen much of before: out-of-town artists. “Context Contingent,” the enjoyable new exhibit at the Black Rock gallery, includes seven artists from across the country and one from Buffalo, all recent graduates of the Maryland Institute …

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Synesthesia may be one of the constants of Emil Schult’s long career as a musician, poet and painter. The exhibit, “Portrait of a Media Artist Pioneer,” opening with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, dives into the diverse audio and visual art Schult has developed throughout his career.Born in Dusseldorf, Germany, Schult studied at …

Synesthesia may be one of the constants of Emil Schult’s long career as a musician, poet and painter. The exhibit, “Portrait of a Media Artist Pioneer,” opening with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, dives into the diverse audio and visual art Schult has developed throughout his career.Born in Dusseldorf, Germany, Schult studied at …

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When people first meet artist Megan Conley, they have few clues about the story under her skin. In her new solo exhibit “Assemblage,” opening Friday in Buffalo Arts Studio, she explores the topography, pressure, imperfections, nips and tucks of female beauty. Fueled by her experience with dental and facial reconstruction endured for more than a decade beginning when sh…

Despite concerning itself with light, Sang Jun Yoo’s new solo exhibit “I Have Nothing To Say About Anything At All” keeps viewers in the dark. For his MFA thesis exhibition for the University at Buffalo Department of Art, Yoo has created an interesting environment using live video, mixed media, sculpture and projections, which illuminate the darkened space at Big Orb…

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Jazz is usually the draw at Allentown’s Pausa Art House on Wadsworth Street. The small, renovated house has a lounge with a bar at the front, connected by a thin hallway to the performance space in the rear. Dark melon-colored walls usually hold artwork from regional artists, which adds to the aura of the performance and the vibe of the venue.Marcus Wise’s &#…

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A rolling series of snaps and pops drifts through the narrow opening of the contemporary project space in the Burchfield Penney Art Center. It is the sound of Geiger counters measuring background radiation in Phillip David Stearns’ captivating new installation “A Chandelier for One of Many Possible Ends” and it fills the nearby halls with its idiosyncr…