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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 meditativ…

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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, had …

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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 she wa…

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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…

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A dazzling cross section of gig posters, advertisements and stylish prints that together looks like a sound wave unfurls across the walls of the Western New York Book Arts Center, showcasing the imaginative and masterful work of former director and co-founder Richard Kegler. Covering only a sample of his work since 2008 at the WNYBAC, “Richard Kegler – WNYBAC…

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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 sty…

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Subtlety may not be part of Michael Mararian’s technique, but as his unsettling, uneven, but ultimately fascinating exhibit “Kinder Kavalcade” currently at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center displays, the direct approach to questioning capitalist culture can work, too. Part Edward Gorey, part Roy Lichtenstein, Mararian’s work walks the line between the kitsch of consumeris…

A silhouetted eagle, carefully carved out of white paper, hangs alone on the first wall in Maude White’s captivating “Birds I’ve Been” exhibit at the Western New York Book Arts Center as part of the “12 x 14 Series.” The powerful bird loses none of its majesty carved out of paper, because of White’s skill and technique in creating carefully structured cuts to provide a dim…

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The converted space of the Tri-Main Center, home to Buffalo Arts Studio, is an ideal place to showcase the new exhibits from Alicia Malik, and Kristina Siegel and Jorg Schnier. Malik’s “Husks,” which consists of acrylic and watercolor paintings of insects, is very different from Siegel and Schnier’s textile and print installation of a room, though both take on a detailed …

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The Gallery for Small Sculpture on the second floor at Albright-Knox Art Gallery is home to the new exhibit, “Printed Editions in the Sixties and Seventies: LeWitt, Roth, Ruscha,” displaying a trove of books created by the artists. Organized by curatorial assistant Laura Brill, the exhibit provides an alluring glimpse of how these three artists approached the sequential n…

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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 mechanical me…

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After spending five years on the road, “Room No. 2,” better known as the “Mirrored Room,” has returned to Albright-Knox Art Gallery as the main attraction of the “Lucas Samaras: Reflections” exhibit running through Nov. 16. Nestled with new and returning pieces by the artist in the gallery’s pop art collection on the first f…

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Outside the Western New York Book Arts Center, Mohawk Street is being torn up to let traffic return to the roadway. Inside the building is Max Collins’ impressive new exhibit, “Deconstructing Main Street,” which documents the visible and invisible forces reconstructing Main Street, while also expressing the anxiety and uncertainty of its future. The sh…