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Katherine Gaudy’s work is tied up with exploring the way we see. Through a variety of materials, Gaudy pushes her viewers to consider, among other things, how the sources of her often sculptural pieces can seem at odds with their meanings. That tension will be likely be a primary feature of “A Billion,” which includes new sculpture, video, performance and installati…

To visit Nando Alvarez-Perez’s show “Totems for a Flattened Now,” anticipating a classic photography exhibition is to have your expectations scrambled. Part sculptural and part photographic, Alvarez-Perez’s installations at CEPA Gallery reanimate, narrate and recycle images. A web of meaning unfolds in the gallery, but this meaning is always only alluded to and nev…

Mark 2015 down as another banner year for visual art in Western New York. From meticulously curated gallery exhibitions to sprawling museum shows to countless new murals and public art projects, never has the selection seemed so varied. With that infinite variety in mind, here are 10 of my favorite art exhibitions and projects of the dozens I saw this year, in no parti…

After a monthlong suspension, CEPA Gallery Executive Director Sean Donaher is back at work.In a phone interview Thursday afternoon from his office, he shed some light on what until this week had been an information blackout about the reasons behind his suspension and a concurrent investigation into his handling of the gallery’s finances.“Some red flags were raised due …

Sean J. Donaher, who was suspended with pay from his job as executive director of the CEPA Gallery last month pending an internal investigation of the gallery’s finances, has been reinstated as director, according to a statement released Wednesday by the gallery’s board.According to the statement, the board voted unanimously to reinstate Donaher at its meeting Dec. 1, …

Artist: Anne Muntges // Exhibition: "Skewed Perspectives," on view through Aug. 9 in Big Orbit Gallery Walking into the miniature world Anne Muntges has created inside Big Orbit Gallery -- a 75-foot-long, black-and-white drawing spread across hundreds of three-dimensional objects -- feels a little like walking into your favorite children's book. The surroundings are at…

Last November, when Buffalo art dealer Dean Brownrout approached CEPA Gallery Director Sean Donaher about an exhibition he had in mind, his entire presentation consisted of two words.“I said, ‘Hollis Frampton,’ ” Brownrout recalled. “And he responded, ‘How does summer 2015 sound?’ ”Summer 2015 sounded fine, and so, at 7 p.m. Saturday, CEPA Gallery will …

By now, you've probably heard of community-supported agriculture. It's when you pay a lump sum directly to a farm in exchange for a periodic box of mystery vegetables and other foodstuffs, and spend the next week trying to figure out how to incorporate eight pounds of kale into your diet before it goes bad. Now, CEPA Gallery -- replicating a program th…

In Felice Koenig’s comfortably cluttered home studio on Auburn Avenue late last week, the artist sat with C. Allan Ryan, an 86-year-old retiree, on either side of a paint-splattered table strewn with Prismacolor markers of every imaginable color.The two were collaborating on a single abstract drawing – a blue squiggle here, a complex network of pink dots there – that…

Starting Friday at CEPA Gallery (617 Main St.), you can choose your own adventure: a walk into the untamed forests of North America; an exploration of the strange dynamics of new friendships; or a tour through the contested landscape of modern-day Ukraine. Visitors also can take in CEPA’s annual members’ exhibition, a consistently intriguing sampling of new work by reg…

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…

Photographer Jennifer Formica is the winner of CEPA Gallery's second annual Oseroff Memorial Purchase Prize competition, established last year to honor the memory of Dr. Allan R. Oseroff, the longtime chief of dermatology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute who died in 2008. Here's her winning entry, a 2008 photograph titled "Sulphur Guinea": Below are the runners-up. Mi…

The pieces on display in the “Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960” exhibit fill walls from the basement to the third floor of the Market Arcade building on Main Street, home to CEPA Gallery. Even the visitor center has a few prints to show off on its walls. Curated by Robert Hirsch, the massive, absorbing exhibit chronicles the techniques and…

Since the dawn of photography, artists, photographers and consumers have been tweaking photographic prints by hand. At first the additions and revisions were merely aesthetic – an experimental color technique here, the use of touch-up paint or airbrushing there. But as photography slowly gained respect as an artistic medium, those modifications started to become much mor…

Flowing through the first and second floors of the CEPA Gallery on Main Street, photographer Scott Gable’s “Rice” contains luscious and vibrant images of nearly every aspect of rice production. The exhibit attempts an examination of the complex cycle from planting through distributing one of world’s most devoured grains by illuminating the human, cultural and mecha…